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Intent: To supply a set of specifications for the current export-version TIE Nexus sold by Subach-Innes, the old tech sub not being fully compatible with the current rules.
Development Thread: N/A
Manufacturer: Seinar Fleet Systems(originally, engines), Subach-Innes(refit)
Model: Space Superiority fighter
Modularity: Minor(missile variation)
Description: For years now, the TIE Nexus has been phased out of Imperial stockpiles, replaced in both interceptor and space superiority roles by the more maneuverable TIE Taral and the more sturdy TIE Rapier, respectively. With such a stockpile of frames left over in the Empire's storage yards, Subach purchased them(along with the other outdated Imperial starship classes) and moved to refit and rearm them the best way they could. The result is a nippy space superiority fighter, sacrificing armor for speed and maneuverability.
Several updates were made to the TIE Nexus design. Twin solar ionization reactors were installed, giving the vessel a true twin ion engine. Two missile launchers(more like a pair of concussion missile tubes for each launcher) were mounted on the top and bottom of the frame, adding extra firepower to the design. As well, a basic Class 3 hyperdrive was installed, eliminating most of the cargo space. Lastly, a shield generator was installed, making the Nexus a bit more durable than its original unshielded form, though not that durable. While not as well armed or armored as the Mynock, it is faster, more maneuverable, and admittedly cheaper.
Role: General Purpose
Height: 3m(wings folded), 11m(wings extended)
Width: 4m(wings folded), 5m(wings extended)
Length: 10m(wings folded), 10m(wings extended)
Power Core Generator/Reactor: Twin Solar Ionization Reactor
Hyperdrive Rating: Class 3
Minimum Crew: 1
Optimal Crew: 1
Armaments: 4 laser cannons(2 on each side), 2 missile launchers(1 chin-mounted, 1 brow-mounted, 2 missiles each)
Non-Combative Attachments: Sensors, shields
Passenger Capacity: N/A
Cargo Capacity: 10kg
Consumables: 1 week
Sublight Speed and Maneuverability: Class 1.5