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Tech Room Description
The Spad was a light AeroSpace Fighter introduced in 2749, considered one of the best fielded by the Star League Defense Force before its dissolution.
Its most impressive feature was its durability and ease of maintenance, protected by eight tons of standard Carbondale III armor plates designed to deflect laser shots.
The Spad was also built such that it was possible to reach, repair and replace every component with a minimum of down time even its GM 150 engine could be replaced in six hours, compared to the average time of
ten and a half in other fighters. Unlike previous fighters, the layout of the interior allowed for quick replacement of any damaged or destroyed component with similar components, no matter the manufacturer.
Much like the role played by the Mercury in the development of the OmniMech, the popular semi-modular Spad served as the basis for what would later become the OmniFighter.
In a variation on Stealth technology used in 21st century conventional fighters, the Spad also features a wing geometry which, rather than reduces radar signature, projects echoes, confusing some tracking systems
- projecting false targets or appearing as a different, much larger class of AeroSpace Fighter. Over two thousand Spads were produced prior to the outbreak of the Amaris Civil War,
after which ComStar mothballed the primary Spad factory on Terra along with a large cache of SPD-502s.
The craft's ease of maintenance however meant the design would remain in service for centuries, though all of the more advanced 503s were either destroyed or left with the Exodus Fleet.
The return of the Clans would prompt ComStar to reopen the factory and upgrade their stock of Spads, while the outbreak of the Word of Blake's Jihad would see a more advanced version put into production.
|Manufacturer||New Age Systems|
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||8 - 8 - 8 s|
|Max Velocity||43.8 - 43.8 - 87.5 (0) ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||68.8 - 68.8 - 137.5 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Duration||300 s|
|1st bank||1 guns|
|2nd bank||1 guns|
|3rd bank||1 guns|
|1st bank capacity||1440|
|Countermeasure capacity||25 countermeasures|
|1st||ER PPC, PPC, L PLaser, X L PLaser, Bombast Laser, UAC 2, SN CapPPC, SN PPC, AC 2, LB 2-X AC, ER L Laser, L Laser, L AC 5, M Rifle, L AC 2, L CapPPC, L PPC, L Rifle, M PLaser, X M PLaser, ER M Laser, M Laser, S PLaser, X S PLaser, ER S Laser, S Laser, Magshot, TAG Laser, H MG, MG, L MG|
|2nd||L AC 2, L CapPPC, L PPC, L Rifle, M PLaser, X M PLaser, ER M Laser, M Laser, S PLaser, X S PLaser, ER S Laser, S Laser, Magshot, TAG Laser, H MG, MG, L MG|
|3rd||S PLaser, X S PLaser, ER S Laser, S Laser, Magshot, TAG Laser, H MG, MG, L MG|
- $POF File: SPD-502.pof
- Texture list: SPD-502;landinggear;Spad-deb