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Last Updated June 24, 2007
House Harkonnen Defiler Heavy Fighter


House Harkonnen
Class Heavy Fighter
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 9512
Out of Service na
Source Dune
Author Christian Meador
Last Updated March 22, 2005
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The Defiler is a brute of a fighter, lacking anything like grace or dexterity. However, it's weapons suite more than makes up for its lack of charm. The Quad Flak Cannons are a disconcerting weapon, and while the dispersed flak bursts from its explosive rounds don't do as much damage as the designers had anticipated they often causes incidental damage to enemy fighters and can fray a pilot's nerves. This translates into a +2 dropout penalty for any fighter damaged by them. The rear ultralight Vulcan Railguns provide for an excellent defense, especially when on a Burst Rocket attack run. The Burst Rocket is a compact, almost squat weapon, almost all warhead with relatively little thrust fuel. This provides for a very limited range, but carries a big punch. The Defiler can carry two Burst Rockets

Ship Control Sheet(s):
House Harkonnen Defiler Heavy Fighter - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
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Design Notes:
An older design, they have been refitted extensively over the years. Their sturdy construction and efficient production lines ensured their continued use by the Harkonnen Admiralty.

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