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The Zelph was initially a test bed for a different engine placement.  Although the performance of the original design were acceptable, the prototype never went into production.  Three years later, a new design of the concept was unveiled.  The engines of the Zelph have been modified for increased power.  The Grav'generators located in the engine nacelles are smaller but produce the same output as those of the prototype.

The Zelph is equipped with two outboard laser cannons instead of the prototype's four.  Given the speed and maneuverability of the Zelph, this is considered a small price to pay.  When used in space combat, the craft can be fitted with small missile pods.  The Zelph has proven to be effective in and out of zero-g environments.

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