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Wings of Dawn Tech Room Description

Anticipating the need for a fighter capable of escorting capital ships through the newly-discovered Starlance, the UEU designed the Ray-class fighter in NC0039 based on the concept of a linked-jump fighter. Carrying a 'half jump drive', a downscaled version of the capital ship jump systems, the Ray would be able to traverse Starlances when linked with a capital ship. The Ray was the first Terran build fighter that came equipped with an energy shield generator, which would allow it to resist the increasingly common energy-based weaponry. The Ray first went into limited mass production in NC0040 and had a production run of nine years, through which one thousand units were produced. The design was eventually retired in NC0051, and would be later succeeded by the Ray Mark II.

'Manta J740' Nuclear Powerplant, output rated at 4430 kW
Maximum forward velocity: 45
180-degree turn time Yaw: 2.0 seconds
180-degree turn time Pitch: 2.25 seconds
Hull armor strength rated at 250
1st Generation 'A1' fighter shield generator, strength rated at 400

Credits List

  • Model by Spoon

Name Origin



Name UEU Ray
Type Medium Multi Purpose
Manufacturer IO Shipyards
Maneuverability Decent
Max Velocity 45 - 66 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 80 ms-1
Max Afterburner Duration 5 s
Armor Medium
Hitpoints 250 pts
Shields 400 pts
Length 21 m
Primary weapons
1st bank 2 guns
2nd bank 2 guns
Secondary weapons
1st bank capacity 60
Countermeasure capacity 20 countermeasures


Default Statistics
Bank Guns Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 2 25 Eon-17W
Compatible Primaries
Eon-17W, 40mm cannon
2nd 2 25 40mm cannon
Compatible Primaries
Eon-17W, 40mm cannon


Default Statistics
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 120 IT-4N-0
Compatible Secondaries
IT-4N-0, SMHS-15

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