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San'tok.yāi

Exported Xi'an medium fighter manufactured by Aopoa
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San'tok.yāiSantokyai logo.svg
ManufacturerAopoa (XNAA)
RoleMedium Fighter
SizeSmall
Crew1
Production state
  • In production[1]
Loaner vehicleKhartu-al
Pledge
StandaloneUS$220
OriginalUS$220
WarbondUS$195
OriginalUS$195
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length24 m
Beam23 m
Height10 m
Combat speed265 m/s
Mass106,566 kg
Lore
IntroductionNovember 28, 2948; 2 years ago (2948-11-28)
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The San'tok.yāi ( Xi'an: san2to0kyaai1(san'tok.yāi) (Proper); literally ship that creates genuine fear; ) is the Human export model of the Xi'an military medium fighter of the same name. It is manufactured by Aopoa.[2] It features the newer generation of the Xi'an flight systems, upgraded dual-vector thrusters, and Xi'an weaponry manufactured by Torral Aggregate.[3]

Brochure description

The mystery and majesty of the Xi'an Empire has intrigued humanity since our first encounter with the storied species in 2530. Their culture and society can be a hard nut to crack, but one thing that can always be said is that when it comes to ship tech, the Xi'an are doing things that human engineers and designers haven't even begun to consider.

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
S Radar
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
2x
S1
S Power Plant
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S1
S Cooler
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
1x
S2
M Shield Generator
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
4x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
1x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S1
S Quantum Drive
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S1
S Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
4x
SX
XNAA - Aopoa

History

Early deployment

The San'tok.yāi were believed to be manufactured as early as 2915 by the Aopoa Council to replace the aging medium fighter design used by the Xi'an military. Like other Xi'an military spacecrafts, the ship started mass manufacturing decades ago and replaced the old design all at once to reduce the need to continue providing duplicate service and support processes. Squadrons of Xi'an home guard units with San'tok.yāi were first spotted by the United Empire of Earth (UEE) in the old Perry Line in December 2934, where the ship was designated ARES by the UEE Navy (UEEN). It was believed that the timing of the deployment was in response to a minor trade dispute in the summer of 2933. The intelligence report from the 2930s suggest that the ship was a rough parity with the F7A Hornet and the F7C-M Super Hornet.[4]

Close encounter

On the morning of September 24 2941, a Xi'an packet ship exploded in the orbit of Yām'ping in the Yā'mon system. The four short-range escort San'tok.yāi were forced to crash land on the planet as the onboard oxygen supply diminished. Since the crash site is distant from both Human and Xi'an settlements, no distress call had been received. Meanwhile, a convert UEE reconnaissance outpost picked up the signal of the explosion and performed initial study and analysis of the accident. The base commander made the decision to rescue the stranded pilots at the risk of revealing the location of his outpost. He dispatched all available information to the nearby UEEN destroyer group conducting space trials, prompting them to move into range of the crash sites.

UEES Eagle’s Talon dispatched a pair of MPUVs to the site and found that the ships in question were indeed ARES. Two of the four escorts suffered heavy damage in the initial explosion and had been completely destroyed in the crash. Survey teams transmitted scans of the wreckage and split into two teams to locate the other ships. The first team discovered the third fighter that had skidded to a stop on an icy plain. They began de-icing the wreck site to quickly reach the pilot. The industrial heating units set off the live munition on the ship's wing and destroyed the entire site, killing all members of the first rescue team and the fighter's pilot. The second team discovered that the fourth fighter had not crashed and landed safely on a stable plane. Tracks in the snow confirmed that pilot had survived and was heading to reach his wingman. The surviving pilot was located by air and taken aboard the escort where he was treated for exposure and ultimately repatriated to the Xi’an Empire.

Despite the casualties, the incident was seen as a net positive for Human-Xi’an relations with the safe rescue of the surviving pilot. Military intelligence officers were not as happy about the incident as they gained only a limited amount of usable information from the initial crash site scans of the medium fighter.[4]

Export to Human

On November 28 2948, in the 2948 Intergalactic Aerospace Expo, Aopoa announced that the company was making a civilian-spec medium fighter part of their export lineup. It rendered years of intelligence gathering obsolete for UEE. Aopoa's decision had seemingly been made after almost three decades of increasing Khartu-al sales to Human concerns. The spacecraft, named the San'tok.yāi, was revealed at an opulent invitation-only gala which broadly celebrated Xi'an culture and was centered around an unabridged presentation of āluo'a Thasyu se Xo'ma. What the public saw was an impressive new Xi'an design, the military already knew as a development of the frontline medium fighter they had studied for over ten years. As an export model, the San'tok.yāi is not an exact match for any of the mil-spec spacecraft observed previously, but is similar enough in both design and capabilities that it can be said with certainty to have been derived from them. The overall fuselage and flight configurations closely match recorded encounters with frontline medium fighter models. The dual-vector thrusters and Yeng'tu Laser Repeaters, included with the base civilian model, also conform to what was already known about the ship. Additionally, all footage of the San'tok.yāi maneuvering has been within the limits of previous military observations. Analysts have noted with some concern that the San'tok.yāi's capabilities are so close to what is known about the Xi'an medium fighter that this sudden reveal strongly indicates that the military must have access to a more advanced model that has not yet been seen - a potential roadblock for the recently commissioned F8 Lightning.[4]

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Starboard Front Rear Below
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San’tok.yāi BW - Rear.png
San’tok.yāi BW - Below.png

Gallery

San'tok.yai Concept Battle.jpg
San'tok.yai Concept Hangar.jpg
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San’tok.yāi - on white background - Rear Above.png
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San'tok.yai Concept Landed.jpg
San'tok.yai Concept Cockpit.jpg
San’tok.yāi - on white background - Cockpits.png
San’tok.yāi - Front.png
San’tok.yāi - Starboard.png
San’tok.yāi - Rear.png
San’tok.yāi BW - Open cockpit.png
San’tok.yāi BW - Rear Port.png
San'tok.yai Concept Skimming.jpg

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Development

The San'tok.yāi's inital look was developed by Gary Sanchez (Freelance Conceptist), who had worked on the final concept of the original Khartu-al. Because Sanchez was not available to fully concept the ship, he helped out with the initial direction, the concept design was later completed by Alex Akstinas (Conceptist) from Foundry 42 UK. Other key contributions include Paul Jones (Art Director), John Crewe (Vehicle Pipeline Director), and Stephen Hosmer.[5]

It was first revealed on 2018-11-28 in the 2948 Anniversary Special.[2] In May 5, 2021 it was revealed that the San'tok.yāi was in production and to be implemented in game with an allocated work schedule of 10 weeks.[1]

Design brief

Aims
  • A step above the Khartu-al, this medium fighter is dedicated to combat.
  • Meant to go toe-to-toe with a Super Hornet or Sabre. Along with strong offensive capabilities, also contains advanced shield technology providing it with extra defenses.
Aesthetic
  • The design will expand and continue to refine the uniquely alien Xi'an spacecraft style initially developed for the Khartu-al.

Length 24m (Landed)
Width 23m (Landed)
Height 10m (Landed)
Mass 106,566 kg
Speed 265 mps
Crew 1
Powerplants Small
Shield 2 x Small
Armour Small
Weapons 4 x S3 Xi'an Laser Repeater
Missiles

4x S3 - BEHR MSD-322 Missile Rack

  • 8x S2
Thrusters 4x S1
Countermeasures

1x S1 CML Flare

  • 16x Flare

1x S1 CML Chaff

  • 16x Chaff
Cargo Capacity 0 SCU

Trivia

  • Name: It is named after the Tokyai, the apex predator that is native to the Xi'an world Xi.[6]
  • Original: It is an original Xi'an-produced export by Aopoa, and not a replica, reconstruction, or a product of reverse-engineering.| Q&A: Aopoa San'tok.yāi

See also

  • Q&A: Aopoa San'tok.yāi
  • "Work in Progress: Appoa San'tok.yāi". Jump Point. Vol. 6 no. 11. pp. 11–26
  • "Whitley's Guide: Appoa San'tok.yāi". Jump Point. Vol. 6 no. 11. pp. 27–30

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roadmap Roundup - May 5th, 2021. Spectrum
  2. 2.0 2.1 San'tok.Yai Promo Page. Transmission - Comm-Link
  3. San'tok.yāi - Ship page. Pledge Store
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ben Lesnick. "Whitley's Guide: Apoa San'tok.yāi". Jump Point. Vol. 6 no. 11. pp.27–30. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  5. Ben Lesnick. "Work in Progress: Aopoa San'tok.yāi". Jump Point. Vol. 6 no. 11. pp.11–26. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  6. Xi'an Dictionary. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link


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