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Question: Where do we get the 2550 introduction date from?

While there is nothing that directly contradicts this; the designation indicates that it was introduced before the CF-117A Rapier. (Of course it is also possible to chalk this one up to an F-35 designation incident or something similar) Potentially the background for the Rapier could imply that the original Rapier A was designed to replace the Scimitar (indicating that the Scim was introduced quite a few years before 2527); however, the way the information is organized seems to indicate that it was the B variant of the Rapier that was designed to replace the Scimitar rather than the original A variant. - Iceblade



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CF-105 Scimitar
WC1-Scimitar.png
Type Medium Fighter
Manufacturer Origin Aerospace
Primary User Terran Confederation
Additional Users Free Republic of the Landreich,
Union of Border Worlds
Introduction pre-2536
General Characteristics
Length 25 meters
Mass 16 tonnes
Crew 1 (pilot)
Performance
Maximum Yaw 6 dps
Maximum Pitch 6 dps
Maximum Roll 7 dps
Acceleration Good
Velocity
Cruise 150 kps
Maximum 360 kps
Afterburner
Maximum Afterburner 1120 kps
Armament
Guns
Mk. 30A Mass Driver Cannons (2)
Default Missile Loadout
Dart DF (3)

Javelin HS (2)

Components
Decoys None
Cloaking Device No
Jump Drive No
Defense
Shields
Fore 4 cm equivalent
Aft 4 cm equivalent
Armor
Front 6 cm
Rear 6 cm
Right 5 cm
Left 5 cm
Wc1scimitar4.gif
CF-105 Target Identification circa 2654
Source Claw Marks



History

The CF-105 Scimitar was a Terran Confederation medium fighter. It was included in Joan's Fighting Spacecraft Vega Sector Supplement for 2654.092.

The Scimitar is one of the longest-serving fighters in Confederation history, having been introduced before the CF-117 Rapier, which was introduced in 2536 - almost a century prior to the Terran-Kilrathi War.

In March 2654, a pair of Scimitars dispatched by the TCS Tiger's Claw as part of an assault on the KIS Rathtak were ambushed and destroyed by a wing of Jalthi. The Scimitars encountered two crippled Jalthi en-route to their target. One thrusted away intermittently as though it had suffered engine damage while the other spun powerlessly. Against orders from his wingleader, Captain R.A. Skinner, Lt. Larry Dibbles broke and attacked the active Jalthi. Neither Jalthi was damaged. The disabled ship powered up and destroyed Skinner's fighter, then joined the other to shoot down Dibbles. The incident became the impetus for Taggart's Tactics.

Though it earned the scorn of both space superiority and strike craft pilots alike, earning the derisive nickname "Space Slug", the Scimitar was fully capable of routine interdiction and light strike duties. Scimitars served with distinction on-board Bengal-Class Strike Carrier ships like the Tiger's Claw, the TCS Trafalgar and the TCS Eagle's Talon through the final days of the Vega Sector Campaign. The famous Blue Devil Squadron even managed to destroy a heavily armed Kilrathi depot using only a pair of Scimitars during Operation Thor's Hammer.

The Space Force's Flight School used a lightly-armed trainer variant of the Scimitar for live fire practice. Two-seat Scimitar trainers often found themselves on the front lines during command school exercises.

By the time of its official retirement in in 2655, the Scimitar was well over one hundred years old and had outlived its nominal replacement, the CF-117 Rapier, which had begun its development cycle in 2527 and had been retired the year before, in 2654. Surplus Scimitars would continue to see service with the Free Republic of the Landreich through 2668, and they would again show up in the service of the Union of Border Worlds Outer Worlds Fleet during the 2673 Border Worlds Conflict.

Specifications

Class Medium Fighter WC1-Scimitar.png Medium Fighter Bp-scimitarside.png Medium Fighter Trainer Wcatv-scimitar.jpg
Source Wing Commander Claw Marks Super Wing Commander Academy TV
Length 25 meters 25 meters 25 meters 25 meters
Mass 16 tonnes 16 tonnes 16 tonnes 16 tonnes
Max Velocity: 360 KPS 360 KPS 360 KPS 360 KPS
Cruising velocity: 150 KPS 150 KPS 150 KPS 150 KPS
Afterburner Velocity: 1120 KPS 1120 KPS 1120 KPS 1120 KPS
Acceleration: Good Good Good Good
Max. YPR 6/6/7 DPS 6/6/7 DPS 6/6/7 DPS 6/6/7 DPS
Weapons Mk. 30A Gatling Mass Driver Cannon (2) Mk. 30A Gatling Mass Driver Cannon (2) Mk. 30A Gatling Mass Driver Cannon (2) Mk. 25 Laser Cannon (2)
Weapons Javelin Heatseeker (2) Javelin Heatseeker (2) Javelin Heatseeker (4) Javelin Heatseeker (5)
Weapons Dart Dumbfire (3) Dart Dumbfire (3) Dart Dumbfire (6) Single Mount Laser Turret
Tractor Beam no no no yes (1)
Armor (Fore/Aft/Sides) 8.5/8.0/6.5 cm 6.0/6.0/5.0 cm 6.0/6.0/5.0 cm 6.0/6.0/5.0 cm
Shields (Fore/Aft) 6.0/5.0 cm 4.0/4.0 cm 4.0/4.0 cm 4.0/4.0 cm
Shield Recharge: 6 seconds 6 seconds 6 seconds 6 seconds
Missile Decoys: none none none 9
Jump Capable: No No No No
Crew: 1 (Pilot) 1 (Pilot) 1 (Pilot) 2 (Pilot, Instructor)

Appearances

Wing Commander

Super Wing Commander

Wing Commander Academy

Images





Older version


Specifications

Class: Medium Fighter
Length: 25 meters
Mass: 16 metric tonnes
Max Velocity: 360 kps
Cruise Velocity: 150 kps
Acceleration: Good
Max Y/P/R: 6/6/7 dps
Fore Shield: 4.0 cm equivalent
Aft Shield: 4.0 cm equivalent
Front Armor: 6.0 cm
Right Armor: 5.0 cm
Left Armor: 5.0 cm
Rear Armor: 6.0 cm
Guns: Gatling Mass Driver Cannon (2)
Missiles: Dart DF (2), Javelin HS (3)




The Scimitar was a Terran medium-class fighter. It was a tried and true durable fighter that held out in active service for what is possibly the record for longest serving military spacecraft - beating out even the venerable Kilrathi Dralthi series.

History

Though it earned the scorn of both space superiority and strike craft pilots alike, the Scimitar was fully capable of routine interdiction and light strike duties. Scimitars served with distinction aboard Bengal-class ships like the Tiger's Claw, the Trafalgar and the Eagle's Talon through the final days of the Vega Campaign. The famous Blue Devil Squadron even managed to destroy a heavily armed Kilrathi depot using only a pair of Scimitars during Operation Thor's Hammer.

The Space Force's Flight School used a lightly-armed trainer variant of the Scimitar for live fire practice. Two-seat Scimitar trainers often found themselves on the front lines during command school exercises.

By the time of its official retirement in in 2655, the Scimitar was well over one hundred years old and had outlived its nominal replacement, the CF-117 Rapier which had begun its development cycle in 2527 and had been retired the year before, in 2654. Surplus Scimitars would continue to see service with the Free Republic of the Landreich through 2668, and they would again show up in the service of the Union of Border Worlds Outerworld Fleet during the 2673 Border Worlds Conflict.

Variant Comparison

Stat\Variant CF-105 Scimitar (2654) Scimitar (?) Trainer (?) Scimitar (?)
Class: Medium Fighter Medium Fighter Medium Fighter Medium Fighter
Length: 25 meters 25 meters 25 meters 25 meters
Mass: 16.0 metric tonnes 16.0 metric tonnes 16.0 metric tonnes 16.0 metric tonnes
Max Velocity: 360 kps 360 kps 360 kps 360 kps
Cruise Velocity: 150 Kps 150 Kps 150 Kps 150 Kps
Max Afterburner velocity: 1120 kps 1120 kps 1120 kps 1120 kps
Acceleration: Good Good Good Good
Max Y/P/R: 6/6/7 deg/s 6/6/7 deg/s 6/6/7 deg/s 6/6/7 deg/s
Shields: 4.0fb cm 4.0fb cm 4.0fb cm 6.0f/5.0b cm
Shield Recharge: 6 sec 6 sec 6 sec
Armor: 6.0f/5lr/6.0r cm 6.0f/5lr/6.0r cm 6.0f/5.0lr/6.0r cm 8.5f/6.5lr/8.0r cm
Guns: Mk. 30A Gatling Mass Driver Cannon(2) Mk. 30A Gatling Mass Driver Cannon(2) Mk. 25 Laser Cannon(2), Single Mount Laser Turret (1), Tractor Beam (1) Mk. 30A Gatling Mass Driver Cannon(2)
Missile Hardpoints: 1x3 Dart DF-V.32, 1x2 Javelin HS-V.21 1x6 Dart DF-V.32, 1x4 Javelin HS-V.21 1x5 Javelin HS-V.21 1x3 Dart DF-V.32, 1x2 Javelin HS-V.21
Missile Decoys: none none 9 none
Cloak: No No No No
Jump Capable: No No No No
Crew: 1 (Pilot) 1 (Pilot) 1 (Pilot, Instructor) 1 (Pilot)
Service Years 2526-2655 (Confederation), 2669 (Landreich), 2673 (UBW)

Images

Alternate History (the real world)

Appearances

  • Variant 1 - Claw Marks
  • Variant 2 - Super Wing Commander
  • Variant 3 - Wing Commander Academy
  • Variant 4 - Wing Commander

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