S/A-81 Hornet

Overview

The S/A-81 Hornet is a fixed-wing, single-seat, multi-purpose fighter. It is the only fighter in the Coalition Navy to hold a “superior” rating in both space and atmosphere environments. Hornet squadrons are typically carrier-borne; however, each Hornet possesses its own matter/anti-matter-based ether-drive, enabling, if need be, unassisted travel between star systems. The Hornet has been in active service for 20 years as the premiere fighter of the UCN.

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Glossary

Planets

Aphea – Site of the first extraterrestrial Christian colony

Bacchus – The most affluent planet in the Coalition, though not as politically powerful as Earth

Bellona – Located near the frontier border, site of a JenKore manufacturing station and testing facility

Cacarus – A dry, volatile mining planet, nearly uninhabitable  

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Combat Engagements

HISTORY OF COMBAT ENGAGEMENTS

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VESTA SYSTEM (10 years prior to Bellona)

2 S/A-81 Hornets “Gladiators” (0 lost) vs. 2 P-61 Razors (2 lost)
  • Lebrian: 2 kills (1 Slammer, BVR; 1 guns); 2 total

Brief:  Flying in the number two fighter, Lebrian, in his first combat engagement, took the initiative during the battle, killing one pirate Razor beyond visual range and another with guns. 

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Bios

Darik Mason was the first of three sons born to a Midwest, working-class couple.  Even from a young age, it was evident that Darik was an exceptional athlete.  Heading into his secondary education, he was offered a partial athletic scholarship to Cobb Academy, a prestigious East Coast boarding school.  His parents, thrilled by the opportunity for Darik, sent him off, sacrificing nearly everything to do so.

After paying his dues as a freshman, Darik made the varsity rugby squad as a sophomore, helping the Crusaders to their first winning season in four years.  (The name “Crusaders” had, for awhile, been the subject of mild controversy, but has been allowed to remain due to the school’s long and proud athletic tradition.  As a compromise, the old “cross-on-shield” logo was changed to a rather generic-looking “C.”). (Read More…)

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