Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Clone Wars Campaign Guide
The Dagger-Class Space Superiority Starfighter is produced in large numbers by Republic Sienar Systems in the waning days of the Republic. It is a formidable craft for its time: small, maneuverable, and fast, with powerful weaponry and a relatively cheap price tag. It even incorporates a Hyperdrive and a limited astrogation computer that stores enough data for three hyperspace jumps.
As with later examples of Sienar's design philosophy, the Dagger-Class lacks shields or extensive life support systems. Dagger pilots must don pressurized flight suits to withstand the rigors of space. An absence of inertial and gravity controls means that Dagger pilots are also exposed to extreme gravitational forces as they dodge, weave, and careen through space.
Thousands of Dagger-Class Starfighters are produced by Republic Sienar prior to the Clone Wars. The majority are purchased by planetary defense forces, and many of the systems that take up the banner of The Confederacy of Independent Systems have Daggers in their arsenals. Given its low cost and ubiquitous nature, the Dagger is also used by a number of mercenary organizations, as well as independent paramilitary contractors. The Trade Federation, in particular, contracts with a number of mercenary organizations that employ Dagger Starfighters.
With Republic Sienar's dissolution by Emperor Palpatine, and subsequent incorporation into the Republic Navy, production of many of its Starfighters ceases completely. This includes the Dagger-Class Starfighter. The design specifications of the Dagger are eventually brought out for review by the newly founded Sienar Fleet Systems, and some elements of the class are incorporated into the initial TIE series of Starfighters.
Dagger-Class Starfighter Statistics (CL 6) Edit
Ranged: Laser Cannons +2 (See Below)
Ship Statistics Edit
Crew: 1 (Normal Crew Quality) Passengers: None
Cargo: 55 Kilograms; Consumables: 1 Week; Carried Craft: None
Hyperdrive: Class 2, 3-Jump Memory
Weapon Systems Edit
Attack Bonus: +2 (-3 Autofire), Damage: 6d10x2