The Wraithblade is the Chouka’s first modern heavy fighter unit. Slow and thinly armored, the Wraithblade was designed as a testbed for early Chouka weapons technologies. Early prototype versions of laser, plasma, and ballistic weapons were testbedded on the hull before being further developed into shipboard mounts.
As a combat unit, Wraithblade Heavy Fighters are wanting. They don’t have the speed to keep up with comparable enemy fighter units, and their paper-thin armor makes them easily dispatched by the enemy. Because of their numerous failings the design saw a very short deployment life. Many ended up being sold off to third parties, often to the black market where they could fetch a decent price. Because of this, Wraithblades could often be seen flying in the service of raiders and other brigands.