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This is a Shrike class High Guard tactical fighter,
one of over 60,000 in its class. In its various forms,
the Shrike can be crewed, remotely piloted, or flown
by its internal AI. These deadly little fighters are
found throughout the Commonwealth protecting starships,
planets, and orbital Guard Stations alike.
Systems and Platforms
RA-26 Shrike strike fighters
Shrike is a fearsome high-speed attack craft used
to support medium to long range anti-starship strike operations.
Although not as maneuverable as a tactical fighter, the
true advantage of the Shrike is its ability to put
steel on target while avoiding retribution from hostile
assets. It also provides the Group Operational Commander
with the flexibility to hit the enemy from a number of angles
at a tempo of his/her own choosing. The Shrike is equipped
with a single AP cannon and 3 ELS tubes which can fire up
to 6 PM-6 Star Arrow smart missiles. Like the Centaur,
it can be controlled either from the cockpit or remotely,
though the Shrike requires both a pilot and a weapons
officer in either mode.