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Rehka Heavy Fighter

Owner

Circasian Empire
Class Heavy Fighter
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 1950
Out of Service n/a
Source Chouka War
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated April 2, 2003
Rehka Heavy Fighter
Description:
The Rehka Heavy Fighter was the first heavy fighter deployed by the Circasian military. Used solely by the Star Forces, the Rehka Heavy Fighter is an incredibly durable fighter and the first to mount the light particle beam. The Rehka was meant to serve as a dual role fighter equally capable of providing heavy escort for freighters and task forces, screening against enemy fighters, as well as being able to disable or destroy enemy warships. To this end the Rehka was optimized for space combat at the expense of atmospheric combat abilities.

The Rehka was a stronger fighter than the Vakar or the later Istale, but it proved awkward and slow and unable to combat the faster light fighters operated by other powers, including the raiders. The issue of basing became an issue for the Circasians as well. The Rehka Heavy Fighters simply took up too much valuable hangar space and could not be easily based on existing carriers. New build carriers designed to operate the new heavy fighters were expensive and production slow. All of these elements limited the Circasian deployment of the Rehka and later heavy fighter designs.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Rehka Heavy Fighter - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
 
   
Related Entries:
Tyra Heavy Fighter
 
Design Notes:
No Design Notes Available


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