Submission Name: Aurum II-Class Light Bomber
Link to Submission: >>Here<<
Summary of Modification: Armament Rebalance & Rename
Reason for Modification: Starship 3.0 Balance Pass
Modification:
  • Add "x2 Light Blaster Cannons" to Armament
  • Speed to 2.5
  • Maneuverability to 2.5
  • Rename to "Aurum II-Class Scout Bomber"

Image Source
:
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Link
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Affiliation:
  • Open Market


Manufacturer
: Ri'ess Emeritus Industries, Inc.
Model
: Aurum II-Class Scout Bomber
Modularity:
No
Production
: Mass-Produced
Material
: Alusteel Hull, Titanium-Desh Alloy Frame
Classification
: Starfighter / Light Bomber
Length
: 17.6 meters
Height
: 5.4 meters
Width
: 12.1 meters


Armament
: 12
  • [ 2 ] Light Blaster Cannons; Fixed, 2 beside Cockpit

    [*]
    [ 2 ] Ion Cannons; Fixed, 2 in Wings

    [*]
    [ 2 ] Broadcap Warhead Launchers (4 ea.)


Defenses
: 8


Squadron Count
: 12 (though ideally in flights of 4)

Special Features
:
  • Encryption Network
  • Holonet Transceiver
  • High-Powered Targeting Systems
  • Flare/Chaff Countermeasure Dispenser
  • FLIR Camera Gimbal, under Nose
Maneuverability Rating
: 2.5
Speed Rating
: 2.5
Hyperdrive Class
: 1.0


Strengths
:
  • Excellent fortified target penetration

    [*]
    Starfighter-class speed/maneuverability


Weaknesses
:
  • Slightly thinner hull

    [*]
    Low air-to-air firepower


Description
: Until the Aurum Two, Ri'ess Regal had never made a dedicated bomber craft before thanks to the astounding multi-functional success of the Solace which have since been recalled and privatized because of their renown. The Aurum continues the legacy of RRDI's masterful aeronautic and astronautical capabilities. It's sleek spaceframe, powerful engines and comprehensive layout make it an ideal support choice for major contract holders.

The Aurum is armed with two build-in wingtip ion cannons which are primarily designed to punch through shielded targets on the ground, though they are capable of being used as a defensive anti-air weapon if need be. Inside the heart of the frame lie two medium broadcap-warhead missile bays which are together capable of unloading eight heads of bunker-busting power to a target quick and effectively. It's FLIR capabilities can trace minuet heat and ion signatures at a distance and help improve the overall accuracy of the missiles slightly. While it doesn't hold nearly the same overall firepower that a typical fully-loaded bomber does, it makes up for it with surgical precision and high speed.
  • Minimum Crew: Two; Pilot, Bombadier
  • Optimal Crew: Two; Pilot, Bombadier
  • Passenger Capacity: None
  • Cargo Capacity: 30 kg., 2 PDWs
  • Consumables: 7 days Air, 10 days Rations for 2 Personnel
Development Thread
: n/a
Intent
: To make a fast, surgical bomber that doesn't need to be able to carpet half a city to be successful.
Who Can Use This:
tba
Primary Source: n/a


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Submission Name: Tempest-Class Light Bomber
Link to Submission: >>Here<<
Summary of Modification: Increasing s/m by 0.5 to adjust for new armament rating system.
Reason for Modification: Starship 3.0 Balance Pass
Modification:
  • Speed to 3.0
  • Maneuverability to 3.0

Image Source
: FreeSpace Wiki
Affiliation:
  • Open Market


Manufacturer
: Ri'ess Emeritus Industries, Inc.
Model
: Tempest-Class Light Bomber
Modularity:
No
Production
: Mass-Produced
Material
:
Classification
: Light Bomber
Length
: 19 meters
Height
: 8 meters
Width
: 16 meters


Armament
: 11
  • [ 3 ] Heavy Laser Cannons
  • [ 1 ] Ordinance Bay, containing one of the following:
  • [ 8 ] Proton Bombs
  • [ 16 ] Proton Torpedoes
  • [ 8 ] Cluster Missiles
  • [ 8 ] Advanced Concussion Missiles
  • [ 16 ] Standard Concussion Missiles
Defenses
: 11


Squadron Count
: 8

Special Features
: Standard

Maneuverability Rating
: 3.0
Speed Rating
: 3.0
Hyperdrive Class
: 3.0

Strengths
:
  • Fast, durable strike bomber


Weaknesses
:
  • Civilian-grade Hyperdrive
Description
: Despite its apparent large dimensions, the Tempest is a surprisingly fast and maneuverable strike bomber. Subach designers went with an unorthodox design when creating the specifications for the Tempest, a part of which was stealing the Detritus's triple heavy laser cannon rack and mounting it off-center to allow for the addition of a starboard ordinance bay. The result is a craft that, despite its makeshift appearance, can rather speedily get in, dump its ordinance, and survive the jump out.
  • Minimum Crew: 1
  • Optimal Crew: 2
  • Passenger Capacity: 1 (with minimal crew)
  • Cargo Capacity: 100kg
  • Consumables: 3 days
Development Thread
: n/a

Intent: To develop a new strike bomber for the Lords of the Fringe.
Who Can Use This:
  • tba


Primary Source: n/a

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Submission Name: Tetrica-Class Assault Fighter
Link to Submission: >>Here<<
Summary of Modification: Increasing s/m by 1.0 to adjust from the 1-10 to 1-20 system.
Reason for Modification: Starship 3.0 Balance Pass
Modification:
  • Speed to 4.0
  • Maneuverability to 4.0
  • Removed "Heavy" prefix from Laser Cannons
  • Remove Fringe color tag

Image Source
: FreeSpace Wiki
Affiliation:
  • Open Market


Manufacturer
: Ri'ess Emeritus Industries, Inc.
Model
: Tetrica-Class Assault Fighter
Modularity:
No
Production
: Mass-Produced
Material
: Durasteel Hull, Duranium Frame
Classification
: Assault Fighter
Length
: 20 meters
Height
: 9 meters
Width
: 10 meters


Armament
: 12
  • [ 4 ] Laser Cannons
  • [ 2 ] Ion Cannons
  • [ 1 ] Ordinance Bay, containing one of the following:
  • [ 2 ] Proton Bombs
  • [ 4 ] Proton Torpedoes
  • [ 4 ] Cluster Missiles
  • [ 4 ] Advanced Concussion Missiles
  • [ 8 ] Standard Concussion Missiles
Defenses
: 14


Squadron Count
: 8

Special Features
: Standard

Maneuverability Rating
: 4.0
Speed Rating
: 4.0
Hyperdrive Class
: 3.0

Strengths
:
  • Strong, durable brawler-type starfighter


Weaknesses
:
  • Civilian-grade Hyperdrive
  • Fairly slow
Description
:
The Eightgun project, being long past full-scale production, was a very interesting concept. One that could be adapted to the use of the Lords of the Fringe. As such, Subach engineers designed the Tetrica-class Assault Fighter. Armed with a quartet of laser cannons and a chin-mounted pair of ion cannons, the Tetrica is a brawler designer to dish out and take an immense amount of punishment before going down. While quite exceptional firepower-wise, the Tetrica is admittedly somewhat lethargic and slow. One can't deny what its firepower can do, however. The antimatter reactor typically found in higher-class Subach-built fighters provides the powerplant, and as such, ships can only be manufactured if said reactors are available. Plenty are, however, proving to have made the Tetrica an integral part of the Fringe fleet that will likely be utilized for quite some time. At least, until a replacement is manufactured, that is.
  • Minimum Crew: 1
  • Optimal Crew: 1
  • Passenger Capacity: n/a
  • Cargo Capacity: 100 kg
  • Consumables: 7 days
Development Thread
: n/a

Intent: To develop a new strike bomber for the Lords of the Fringe.
Who Can Use This:
  • tba


Primary Source: n/a

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Submission Name: Aeron-Class Medium Bomber
Link to Submission: >>Here<<
Summary of Modification: Below
Reason for Modification: New Template
Modification:
  • Rename to just "Aeron-Class Bomber"
  • Remove Fringe color tag

Image Source
: FreeSpace Wiki
Affiliation:
  • Open Market


Manufacturer
: Ri'ess Emeritus Industries, Inc.
Model
: Aeron-Class Bomber
Modularity:
No
Production
: Mass-Produced
Material
: Durasteel
Classification
: Assault Fighter
Length
: 20.4 meters
Height
: 6.6 meters
Width
: 19.7 meters


Armament
: 12
  • [ 4 ] Laser Cannons
  • [ 2 ] Ion Cannons
  • [ 2 ] Ordinance Bays, containing one of the following:
  • [ 4 ] Proton Bombs
  • [ 8 ] Proton Torpedoes
  • [ 8 ] Cluster Missiles
  • [ 8 ] Advanced Concussion Missiles
  • [ 16 ] Standard Concussion Missiles
Defenses
: 12


Squadron Count
: 8

Special Features
: Standard

Maneuverability Rating
: 3.0
Speed Rating
: 3.0
Hyperdrive Class
: 3.0

Strengths
:
  • Average across the board mid-weight bomber


Weaknesses
:
  • Civilian-grade Hyperdrive
Description
:
The Aeron is the mainstay medium bomber of the Fringe. Robust and speedy, the ship carries a sextet of guns and a decent amount of ordinance, half that of the more rarely seen Detritus. Despite its stellar performance, the Aeron lacks maneuverability, is constructed of lower quality parts when compared to Subach's brand name fighters, and has a hyperdrive that, to some, would be more useful in a carrier than a bomber. Despite this, the Aeron is cheap, relatively easy to manufacture, and very easy to make/find parts for, overall being similar to the B-Wing bomber.
  • Minimum Crew: 1
  • Optimal Crew: 3
  • Passenger Capacity: 2 (with minimal crew)
  • Cargo Capacity: 300 kg
  • Consumables: 5 days
Development Thread
: n/a

Intent: To develop a new strike bomber for the Lords of the Fringe.
Who Can Use This:
  • tba


Primary Source: n/a

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