Duress Light Fighter ML01

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Duress
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Type Civilian Light Fighter
Model ML01
Primary User Civilian
Introduction 2785
General Characteristics
Crew 2 (Pilot & Passenger)
Cost c60,000
Performance
Maximum Yaw 80 dps
Maximum Pitch 80 dps
Maximum Roll 80 dps
Acceleration 60 k/s2
Velocity
Maximum 380 kps
Afterburner
Maximum Afterburner 759 kps
Armament
Guns
Stream Laser (2)
Mounts 2
Default Missile Loadout
Snipe Missiles (3) [Difficulty Level 3/3/5]
Brute Mk. II Missile (1) [Difficulty Level 7]
Python Missile (1) [Difficulty Level 9]
Disrupter Missile (1) [Difficulty Level 10]
High Explosive Mine (10) [Difficulty Level 3]
Mounts 6
Components
Modules
Mounts 4
Defense
Shields
Fore 175 cm equivalent
Aft 175 cm equivalent
Right 175 cm equivalent
Left 175 cm equivalent
Armor
Front 87.5 cm
Rear 87.5 cm
Right 87.5 cm
Left 87.5 cm
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Source Privateer 2: The Darkening



The Duress is the most expensive light fighter available on the private market in the Tri-System. However, its strong shields and very small profile make it very hard to damage for any attacker and this way worth every credit.

Several notable Tri-System pilots fly the Duress, including Jak Perdies and Hengist Magnusson. Due to its nature as a light fighter, however, the Duress often falls into less reputable hands. In 2790, a pair of Duresses and a pair of Heretics abandoned a load of synthetic organs bound for an Anhur Orphanage to pirates. Finbhar Cratchett, the orphanage director, placed a bounty on their heads. Pirate clans also fly the craft - another even quartet of Duresses and Heretics, this time flown by Jincilla pilots, posed as mercenaries to lure the transport ship Lubanna into a trap. A Kindred Duress assisted in that group's attack on Messineo Couriers, Ltd.'s ex-mining base at Nav Point 225. None the less, other legitimate mercenaries do continue to fly Duresses - a pair escorted Davis & Co. Armaments and Supplies ships against Jincilla attacks in 2790. Duresses also see use in the private sector - a businessman, who was hunted in that same year for having harassed Bernice Barlow, flew the fighter as a personal transport.

The Duress entered service before 2785.

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