EA Thunderbolt

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The EA Thunderbolt


Description

Tech Room Description

Seeing the need to continually upgrade and add more capabilities to the Earth Alliance military, the Thunderbolt class StarFury is the latest incarnation of the extremely successful design. The Thunderbolt is the first Earth Alliance fighter that is able to fly both in atmosphere and in space. Each Thunderbolt has a two person crew and it carries significant firepower through its fixed-direction pulse cannons. Additional firepower is provided from its missile payloads which allow attacks against ground targets and slow-moving space-faring vessels. The Thunderbolt is both faster and more maneuverable than the Aurora class and is equal to the previous fighter in durability.

Performance

Statistics

Type Heavy Fighter
Manufacturer Mitchell-Hyundyne
Maneuverability Excellent
Max Velocity 100 - 115 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 140.0 mps
Armor Light
Hitpoints 480
Length 16 m

Armaments

Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 1 45mm Pulse
Compatible Primaries
45mm Pulse, Disruptor
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 6 EA Panther
2nd 6 EA Panther
Compatible Secondaries
EA Venom 1, EA Venom 2, EA Panther

Veteran Comments

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The Thunderbolt handles very well and has a more manageable gun setup than the Aurora, and despite having only one gun, it is also more powerful. It also has the advantage of guided (sort of) missiles. It possesses an exceptionally small target profile and a good ability to handle punishment as well. While probably not as capable as a Nial, the Thunderbolt comes in a close second.