Rumor has it that the Crusader is based on a fictional design found in the old
archives of Earth. The Crusader is a long range heavy fighter/interceptor, much
like the Warmancer Mk II and it's successors. The Crusader
has four nozzles, two of which have some vectoring ability. There are numerous vernier
thrusters about the craft. Although it has wing-like structures, this craft functions solely
in zero-g. The "wings" serve as hard point attachments.
The Crusader is equipped with both projectile and energy weaponry. Projectile
weaponry includes a 16-round missile pod and a rack of larger missiles. Additionally,
the standard dorsal nacelles have dual launchers. Each launcher has a magazine of four
The energy weaponry consists of a pair of medium yield laser cannons and a high yield beam
cannon located in the ventral pod. On occasion, one of the dorsal nacelle will be switch
out with one bearing a double-barreled plasma cannon. In keeping with the obscure design
reference, this variant is referred to as a Strike Crusader. Although rarely
done, the Crusader can be outfitted with two strike nacelles. Pilots who like the
words "energy weapons" and "over-kill" used in the same sentence
especially like this variant.