Hawk

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U9C Hawk
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
SizeSmall
FocusLight Fighter
Production stateActive for Alpha 3.4
Maximum crew1
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Cost
Pledge cost90 USD
Specifications
Null-cargo mass40,000 kg
SCM speed200 m/s
Afterburner speed500 m/s
Length16 m
Beam13 m
Height4 m

The Anvil U9C Hawk is a civilian light fighter with an emphasis on weaponry. It boasts an impressive arsenal of lethal and non-lethal weapons. It also features a single prisoner pod in the rear, allowing the pilot to quickly subdue and capture single targets. The ship is commonly used by bounty hunters and local securities due to its specifications.[1]

History

Project BRAWLER

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The U9A Hawk was developed by Anvil Aerospace in 2935 as an attempt to secure the spacecraft production contract from UEE for project BRAWLER, a single-seat fighter oriented towards close-range dogfighting, logistics support and ground attack missions. The Anvil proposal was to develop a spacecraft that shares several expensive components used in their active Hornet lineup as they have a more limited budget compared to Aegis Dynamics' Bearcat. Both Hawk and Bearcat won the first-round bid and was enrolled in testing by 999th Test Squadron. The technically superior Bearcat struggled to accomplish the mission goals, the Hawk passed with flying colors. While the Bearcat was better at ranged engagements and more traditional dogfighting, Anvil’s design better matched the original specification. Ultimately, Anvil Aerospace earned the production contract for the project and delivered first production model in October 2938.[2]

Civillization

Not long after the U9A Hawks' deployment in 2938, the Hawk saw limited adoption by the military as the ship is only suited to a specific set of mission types, but not to the modern realities of space warfare. While the Hawk did not have a strong military purpose, word of its performance quickly spread to the thriving Bounty Hunting community. In 2940, Anvil rolled out the civilian model U9C Hawk in private Hawk sales after a military oversight panel confirmed Anvil’s ability to provide the design to the public. Unlike the military model, the U9C Hawk has several additions, including EMP weaponry and a containment pod capable of safely storing a second passenger. As the result of the massive increase in bounty licenses in 2940, the so-called ‘gold rush’ hunters are lured by the high payouts and romanticized media attention given the career around this time, purchased Hawks in droves.[2]

Future development

Anvil has announced via earning’s call that active development of two Hawk variants will continue into 2948. The DireHawk project, which is based on a popular third-party conversion, aims to add an additional two Scattergun mounts and supporting batteries. The second variant is ShadowHawk, a stealth, variant intended for more advanced hunters and potentially military sale. At present, the ShadowHawk removes two guns in exchange for stealth armor coating and the addition of a data spike array. The ShadowHawk’s future at retail is less certain, but it is expected to reach the prototype article stage before any decision is made.[2]

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD S Radar Small (Small) 1 x 1
TBD S Computer Small (Small) 1 x 1
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
TBD S Power Plant Small (Small) 1 x 1
TBD S Cooler Small (Small) 1 x 2
TBD S Shield Generator Small (Small) 1 x 2

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Fuel Intakes
TBD S Fuel Intake Small (Small) 1 x 2
Fueltanknav.svg
Fuel Tanks
S Fuel Tank Small (Small) 1 x 2
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Quantum Drives
TBD S Quantum Drive Small (Small) 1 x 1
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Jump Modules
TBD S Jump Module Small (Small) 1 x 1
Quantumfueltanknav.svg
Quantum Fuel Tanks
S Quantum Fuel Tank Small (Small) 1 x 1
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
Mainthrusternav.svg
Main Thrusters
Main Thruster Main 1 x 1
Maneuveringthrusternav.svg
Maneuvering Thrusters
Joint Maneuvering Thrusters N/A 1 x 4
Fixed Maneuvering Thrusters Fixed 1 x 8

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
TBD S1 TBC Laser Cannon 1 (1) 1 x 2
TBD S1 TBC Laser Cannon 1 (2) 1 x 4
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Utility Items
TBD S1 TBC EMP Device 1 (1) 1 x 1

Trivia

  • The in-lore development of the Hawk is featured in an independent documentary called Six Shooter, which follows six very different bounty hunters who are connected only through their ownership of Hawk-class ships. For technical details and schematics, Hedgecris Repair Manual #135 covers model years 2942 through 2948.[2]

Gallery

Forlink.svg  For a full gallery, see :Category:Hawk Images.

References