Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
The R-41 Starchaser is a solid Starfighter built to compete with the Z-95 Headhunter. It has a good mix of weapons, speed, and durability, but its design provides no place for a Droid. This limitation prevents it from making full use of its wide array of weapons, though the pilot does have the luxury of selecting the best weapon for specific attack runs. Even so, the R-41 lacks the widespread popularity of many other Starfighters from the same era, and by the end of the Clone Wars it is clearly outmatched by modern Starships. The Starchaser is cheap and dependable, if not spectacular, and thus is often used by groups that are unable to arrange for regular maintenance, such as pirates and criminal organizations.
The other main fault of the R-41 is a lack of heavy armor or internal hull bracing, leaving its overstuffed frame vulnerable to well-placed hits from enemy fire. Expert pilots often get around this flaw by flying very defensively, managing to avoid taking as many hits while using the Starchaser's armament to lethal effect. Indeed, some ace pilots claim that knowing their ship is more fragile encourages them not to take chances, and many more modern Starfighters have been eliminated by well-flown R-41s using this philosophy.
R-41 Starchaser Statistics (CL 9) Edit
Ranged: Laser Cannons +6 (See Below)
Ranged: Ion Cannons +6 (See Below)
Ranged: Medium Concussion Missiles +6 (See Below)
Ship Statistics Edit
Crew: 1 (Skilled Crew Quality) Passengers: None
Cargo: 110 Kilograms; Consumables: 2 Weeks; Carried Craft: None
Payload: 2 Medium Concussion Missiles
Weapon Systems Edit
Attack Bonus: +6, Damage: 5d10x2
Attack Bonus: +6, Damage: 3d10x2 (Ion)
Attack Bonus: +6, Damage: 8d10x2, 2-Square Splash