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Raqwan Fighter Bomber

Minimal defensive weaponry gives this bomber ample room to pack destructive offensive firepower
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Name: Raqwan Class Bomber
Gohorn Directorate Registry: BOMB-223-34234-P
Fighters Constructed To Date: 45,000
Last Refit & Modifications to Specs: Hyperdate: 492.04.30
Current Mission Assignment of Class: Bomber
Construction Sites: The Krallen System, Hordan Prime, Gohorn Main Shipyards

Brief History on the Creation of the Class
The Raqwan class bomber is the only Gohorn fighter capable of both atmospheric and space flight. When the first skirmishes of the First Terran/Gohorn war began, the Gohorns were being defeated on the space battlefield and on the ground by Terran fighters. Fighter craft were not new phenomena for the Gohorn military, the Rosebourg Monarchy employed them, however not to the same extent as the Terrans did.

Thus, when the first generation of Gohorn fighter craft were conceived, so was the Raqwan. The fighter used in service now is much more advanced than the first generation, and resembles said first generation Raqwan only by name. However the mission of the Raqwan is the same, to destroy. Raqwan bombers are now outfitted with only minimal defensive weapons, as the new generation of Erktat Fighter Interceptors has meant that Raqwan bombers can be protected whilst performing their missions, without the need for its own defensive weapons to distract it.

The Raqwan?s mission is a simple and direct one. It is outfitted with ship to surface bombs capable of causing large damage.

Length: 019.0 meters
Beam: 14 meters
Height: 01 deck (007.0 meters)

Crew Capacity
Maximum Crew Capacity: 002, pilot and bomber
Regular Crew Capacity: 002 pilot and bomber

Ion Drive System
Ion Drive Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
Ion Engine Model: Atmospheric-Stellar-912
Normal Cruising Speed: 20,000 kilometers per second
Maximum Cruising Speed: 22,540 kilometers per second
Emergency Speed: 24,650 kilometers per second
Maximum Speed: 26,300 kilometers per second
Destructive Speed: 26,305 kilometers per second

Defensive System
Counter Measures:
Countermeasure Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
Countermeasure Type: Yavtak
Countermeasure Range: 25,000 kilometers
Countermeasure #: 3 (maximum 3)

Anti-Missile/Torpedoes Interceptors:
AMT Interceptors Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
AMT Interceptors Type: Garbot
Interceptors Range: 21,500 Kilometers
Interceptor #: 2 (maximum 2)

Laser System
Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
Model: Lartokar-III
Output: 85 megawatts
Number of Laser Turrets: 1 (1 fore)

Bomb System
Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
Model: STSU-419
Number of Bays: 1
Number Per Bay: 10
Maximum Ship Capacity: 10

Deck Analysis
01 Decks
Deck 01: Flight Control Cockpit, Power Generator, Dual Engines, STSU-419 Bays

Various Information
The Raqwan bomber is used to destroy ground installations. It has comparable speed to the Jarkat class Heavy Battle fighter, however is much less heavily armed when it comes to defending itself. The Raqwan relies on its defense from other ships, in order to perform its mission. The bombs are kept in a bay fixed to the bottom of the craft, and can be released at as many as two at a time.

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