FANDOM


A-17D Broadsword
Broadswordvdu100px
Production
Type Heavy Bomber[1]
Specifications
Length 36.0m[1]
Weapons Torpedoes (4), Friend or Foe Missiles (3), Mass Driver Cannon (3), Turrets (3, Neutron Guns, Tractor Beam)[1]
Shield 18cm[1]
Hull 15/13/15cm[1]
Speed 150/320kps[1]
Yaw/Pitch/Roll 5 dps[1]
Crew 1 pilot, 3 gunners
Usage
Affiliation Terran Confederation
Equipment jump drive, flight recorder, trace analyzer
Appearances
First appearance Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

SpecificationsEdit

It has a lot of firepower, but lacks maneuverability.[2] The Broadsword is the heaviest "fighter" in service with the Confederation military and is classified as a "Heavy Bomber." It masses in the area of 100 tons, has very durable armor, powerful shields, and three defensive turrets. These bombers have eight missile hard points with four stressed for anti-capital ship torpedoes. Unlike most smaller craft, the Broadsword bomber mounts a jump drive.

The primary weakness is the bombers overall relatively slow speed which causes the pilot to have to spend more time on the battlefield and is prone to attacks by the enemy. To compensate this weakness is is equipped with 3 dual neutron gun turrets on the sides and rear of the bomber and three forward firing mass driver cannons mounted in the bomber's nose. The turrets equipped on the bomber can also be used as a tractor beam to haul in ejected pilots or other items such as small satellites and debris.

HistoryEdit

In the Gwynedd system, Kilroy and Primetime of TCS Concordia flew Broadswords as Gold Wing in an attack against the Fralthra-class which pursued the Concordia. They were assisted by Maverick and Shadow of Caernarvon Station.[3]

In the Niven system, Maverick flew to scan jump trails of Kilrathi Capital ships.[4]

In the non-canon losing scenario, Maverick flew a Broadsword to detect jump traces in Ghorah Khar, while engaging a Kamekh-class.[5]

In Ghorah Khar, Alexa and Jeager in Broadswords escorted Clydesdale-class minesweeper Gunga Din. Together with Maverick and Hobbes, they proceeded to defend Olympus Station.[6]

In Novaya Kiev, Maverick and Doomsday with the assistance of Clydesdale-class tanker Valdez, attacked a Supply Depot.[7] Later, and against their orders, Maverick led Doomsday to rescue Stingray.[8] The pair then escorted Gilgamesh-class TCS Hector against a Fralthra-class and then escorted it back to the Concordia.[9] Finally, they had a mission to jump to Talbot system and assist a Free Trader-class courier. It was too late, but Maverick retrieved the vital data capsule it carried.[10]

In the non-canon losing scenario Maverick and Doomsday with Mangler and Dart moved against a Fralthra-class,[11] had an uneventful patrol through an asteroid field,[12] intercepted some ships and later defended the Concordia[13]

While in Tesla system, Maverick and Angel jumped to the Enigma system in order to clear the jump point for the Concordia.[14] while there, the pair attacked the listening post Korah Pokh[15] and later a force led by a Ralatha-class. The Ralatha jumped to K'Tithrak Mang, and its destination was tracked by the pilots[16] setting the stage for the final assault.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi manual, Joan's Fighting Spacecraft
  2. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Ghorah Khar series (Mission L3)
  3. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Gwynedd series (Mission 3)
  4. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Niven series (Mission 1)
  5. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Ghorah Khar series (Mission L3)
  6. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Ghorah Khar series (Mission 3)
  7. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Novaya Kiev series (Mission 1)
  8. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Novaya Kiev series (Mission 2)
  9. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Novaya Kiev series (Mission 3)
  10. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Novaya Kiev series (Mission 4)
  11. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Novaya Kiev series (Mission L1)
  12. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Novaya Kiev series (Mission L2)
  13. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Novaya Kiev series (Mission L3)
  14. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Enigma series (Mission 1)
  15. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Enigma series (Mission 2)
  16. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Enigma series (Mission 3)

External linksEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.