The Scyk-class starfighter was once a common sight but numbers have dwindled lately. An old spacer might crack a smile at seeing one while another might begin to sweat. MandalMotors created the light attack fighter and found success with the swap ability between weapon systems. Manufactured in secret with the assistance of the Hutts and other criminal elements, MandalMotors was able to make several different versions over the years in the wake of the Clone Wars despite the supervision of the Galactic Empire.
A key feature of the Scyk is the ease with which each starfighter can be adjusted to have different payloads and armaments. Light ion laser cannons can replace the light laser turrets without the ship suffering major failures that other ships of its side would. Furthermore, the concussion missile system can also be swapped out fairly easily between engagements for a proton torpedo launcher. This versatility has allowed smaller numbers of starfighters to be owned and operated and fulfill multiple roles in an array of theaters if needed.
One of the drawbacks of the ship is it is still fairly small. All of the Scyk interceptors strengths prevent any advanced sensors or navigation system from being integrated and forces pilots to add an astromech socket or use allied ships to make accurate hyperspace calculations for them.
Today various Scyk starfighters are in the hands of criminals, mercenaries and planetary defense forces more than anything. Easy to maintain and reliable, the starship can be found patrolling backwater worlds or resting in military hangars. Outmatched by newer starfighters, the Scyk interceptor has still given many a good impression of how dangerous a single fighter can be.
Restricted. starfighters are military vehicles, and are subject to extra licensing requirements and increased scrutiny by authorities.