Duress Light Fighter ML01
|Type||Civilian Light Fighter|
|Crew||2 (Pilot & Passenger)|
|Maximum Yaw||80 dps|
|Maximum Pitch||80 dps|
|Maximum Roll||80 dps|
|Maximum Afterburner||759 kps|
|Stream Laser (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]
|Fore||175 cm equivalent|
|Aft||175 cm equivalent|
|Right||175 cm equivalent|
|Left||175 cm equivalent|
|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.