11.11.2010

X 70B Phantom



The starships of the Imperial Navy are the product of centuries of military research and development. The Empire designed its fleet to destroy the Republic as quickly and efficiently as possible.

During the years of the Great War, however, the Empire refined its design strategies. Co-opting newly discovered technologies and revising blueprints according to lessons learned, Imperial engineers built a new generation of starships. First among these, Imperial Intelligence commissioned the X 70B-Phantom—the most low-profile, high-tech starship the galaxy has ever known.

From its radar-resistant sleek exterior paneling to the next-generation navigation systems, the Phantom is so far ahead of its time that mass production would never be possible. More likely, the experimental prototypes built so far will be designated for critical Intelligence missions, and entrusted only to the most professional and responsible Imperial Agents.

X-70B Phantom-class Prototype : CL 12
Colossal* space transport
Init +1; Senses Perception +13


Defense Ref 15 (flat-footed 12), Fort 26; +12 armor, Vehicular Combat
hp 120; DR 15; Threshold 76

Speed fly 12 squares (max velocity 800 km/h), fly 3 squares (starship scale)
Ranged +8 laser cannons (see below) or
Ranged +8 ion cannons (see below)
Fighting Space 12x12 or 1 square (starship scale); Cover total
Base Atk +5; Grp 41
Atk Options autofire (laser cannons), jamming

Abilities Str 42, Dex 16, Con --, Int 18
Skills Initative +1, Mechanics +8, Perception +13, Pilot +1, Use Computer +13

Crew 3 (expert); Passangers 6
Cargo 20 tons; Consumables 2 months; Caried Craft none
Hyperdrive x1.5 (x10 backup), navicomputer
Availability Military; Cost Not available for sale
*This ship is treated as a Gargantuan starfighter for the purposes of being targeted by capital ship weapons, dogfighting, and using starship maneunvers.

Laser Cannons (co-pilot)
Atk +8 (+3 autofire), Dmg 4d10x2
Ion Cannons (co-pilot)
Atk +8, Dmg 6d10x2 ion

Systems
Combat Thrusters
Hyperdrive, class 1.5
Hyperdrive, class 10
Maneuvering jets +6
Sublight drive [3]
Jamming array
Laser cannon, light x2
- Fire-linked
Ion cannon, medium x2
- Fire-linked

Accessories
Hypertranciever
Medical suite
Sensor array computer +6
Sensor enhacment package
Transponder, disguised x3

Source!


Notes: A bit of a departure from the other ships released thus far, it's more difficult to recognise the influences that went into designing the Imperial Agent's method of transportation. The sleek lines and silver hull are reminiscent of Padmé's vessels from the prequel trilogy. I wonder if SWTOR's designers are implying that Senator Amidala was a spy. ...It all makes sense now!

Despite the interior screen shots showing wood paneling and some wierd crytal sculpture off to one side, I decided not to add the luxury upgrade. The X-70B Phantom is still just a prototype; of course the developers are going to bring their A-game. It's not until something sees mass production that no one cares about quality control anymore.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4/27/2014

    This just made my own idea of a Rebellion Era version of something you might see a Sector Ranger flying a whole lot easier, lol. Though I want to say the "cannon" version had heavy laser cannons and concussion missiles but lacked ion cannons.

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