S-9 Hydra

adapted from Colony Wars by Patrick Stutzman

The S-9 Hydra starfighter was originally designed to be a small-scale scout ship called the S-8 Medusa. After numerous upgrades and configuration changes, the Medusa's designs were so different from the original that it was its own new starfighter class and was called the Hydra.

The Hydra is most frequently used by military forces to engage enemy craft. It was first employed during the Plantation Uprisings in the Braxus sector several years ago to defend agricultural colonies from oppressive raiders and prevent them from destroying the land. The Hydra proved itself as a worthy starfighter design and has been popular ever since.
 

GDX Group S-9 Hydra Starfighter

Class: Starfighter Crew: 1 (Skilled +4)
Size: Tiny (18.9 m long) Initiative: +6 (+2 size, +4 crew)
Hyperdrive: None Maneuver: +6 (+2 size, +4 crew)
Passengers: 0 Defense: 22 (+2 size, +10 armor)
Cargo Capacity: 110 kg Shield Points: 100 (DR 10)
Consumables: 1 week Hull Points: 100 (DR 10)
Cost: 135,000 (new) 65,000 (used)
Maximum Speed in Space: Attack (8 squares/action)
Atmospheric Speed: 1,050 km/h (17 squares/action)

Weapon: Laser Cannon (3 fire-linked); Fire Arc: F;
  Attack Bonus: +8 (+2 size, +2 crew, +4 fire control); Damage: 6d10x2;
  Range Modifiers: PB +0, S -2, M/L n/a

Weapon: Light Ion Cannon (2 fire-linked); Fire Arc: F;
  Attack Bonus: +10 (+2 size, +2 crew, +6 fire control); Damage: 4d10x2;
  Range Modifiers: PB +0, S -2, M/L n/a

Weapon: Proton Torpedo Launcher (1 launchers, 6 torpedoes); Fire Arc: F;
  Damage: 9d10x2; Missile Quality: Ordinary (+10)