The Cratsch starfighter is a common sight around the Bakuran and it's neighbouring allied systems, patrolling and securing the Hyperspace trade lanes that connect the world with the rest of the Galaxy. Named after a tree-dwelling predator native to Bakura, the Star Fighter, designed and manufactured in house at Bakuran shipyards for the Bakuran Defence Fleet, to fill the role of a light attack fighter to provide support to the capital class ships within the fleet, as well as routine boarder patrols and escort duties within the local sectors.
A key feature of the Cratschk is the ease in which each starfighter can be manufactured and maintained. The star fighter's weapons are configured and installed for ease of removal without the need for intrusive works to maintain or replace weapon systems that have been integrated into the deeper recesses of the ship's fuselage, allowing for a reduced turn around time for maintenance and repairs.
One of the drawbacks of the ship's design is that it is of a small form. All of the Cratsch star fighters lack any advanced sensors, long range communications, or navigation systems suited for long range distances, as the ships were designed with the sole purpose to patrolling the neighbouring sectors, with little to no need for long range operations. Where the rare requirement for long range use of the star fighters arises, the fighters are reliant on allied ships to make accurate hyperspace calculations for them.
Today the Cratsch starfighters are one of the main work horses of the Bakuran Defence Fleet. Easy to maintain and reliable, the fighters are often found patrolling the back water worlds around the later stretches of the Bakura Trace and Shiritoku Way trade routes, or escorting the Diplomats and Senatorial representatives of the Bakuran Government as they venture towards the core worlds for trade negotiations.
Restricted. starfighters are military vehicles, and are subject to extra licensing requirements and increased scrutiny by authorities.
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