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.

Craft: GDX Group S-9 Hydra Starfighter
Type: Starfighter
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 18.9 meters
Consumables: 7 man-days
Cost: 135,000 (new) 65,000 (used)
Crew: 1
  Full: 1
  Gunners: 1 (pilot)
  Skeleton: 1
Passengers: 0
Cargo Capacity: 110 kg
Hyperdrive: None
  Backup: None
Nav Computer: No
Maneuverability: 3D
Space: 8 (4D - sublight speed in 1st ed. rules)
Atmosphere: 365; 1,050 kmh
Hull: 3D+1
Shields: 3D+1
  Passive - 0D/25
  Scan - 1D/50
  Search - 2D/75
  Focus - 4D/3

  3x Laser Cannon (fire-linked)
    Fire Arcs: F
    Crew: 1
    Fire Control: 2D
    Damage: 6D
    Space Range: 1-3/12/25
    Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2km/2.5km

  2x Ion Cannon (fire-linked)
    Fire Arcs: F
    Crew: 1
    Fire Control: 3D
    Damage: 4D
    Space Range: 1-3/7/36
    Atmosphere Range: 100-300/700/3.6km

  2x Proton Torpedo Tube (6 torpedoes)
    Fire Arcs: F
    Crew: 1
    Fire Control: 2D
    Damage: 9D
    Space Range: 1/3/7
    Atmosphere Range: 100/300/700