|Wing Commander craft|
|CF-105 Scimitar class Medium Fighter|
|Weight||16 metric tonnes|
|Weapons|| 2 Mk. 30A Gatling Mass Driver Cannons|
3 Javelin Heat Seeking missiles
2 Dart Dumbfire missiles
|Hull||6-9cm armor plating|
|Top Speed||360 kps|
The CF-105 Scimitar starfighter was designed and produced by Origin Aerospace, a fighter manufacturer for the Terran Confederation. In Wing Commander I, these fighters are featured prominently. Christopher Blair flew Scimitars on a number of occasions.
The Scimitar was called "The Slug" and the "Flying Pig" by pilots of the Confederation. Players liked the Scimitar for its durability and reliability but received criticism for its lack of maneuverability. In Wing Commander I, the famous Blue Devil Squadron managed to destroy a heavily armed Kilrathi depot using only a pair of Scimitars during Operation Thor's Hammer. After 20 years of service, it became hopelessly obsolete. They were pulled from active service in the Terran Confederation in 2655 and any surplus vessels were sold to the Free Republic of the Landreich and the Union of Border Worlds. The Border Worlds would use these craft during the 2673 Black Lance Conspiracy, although newer spacecraft would overpower this once-reliable craft.
Because of the continuity of Wing Commander, which continued the Kilrathi War for several more years, Origin had designed newer fighters, which appeared in Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi. Origin's new F-44 Rapier II replaced the Scimitar with much more shielding, far more maneuverable, and carried four guns instead of only two on the Scimitar.
The Scimitar holds the distinction of being the longest-serving frontline fighter in Terran history, having served for over one hundred years after its development in the 2500s.
The CF-105 Scimitar-class Medium Fighter featured prominently in Universal Cartoon Studios's animated tv-show Wing Commander Academy. The armament of the Scimitar in Academy is "almost" similar to Roberts' design from the game: five missiles (two above the cockpit and three in hardpoints below the fuselage).
The only differences from the Roberts' Scimitar and Universal Cartoon Studios's version of the Scimitars are:
- The Scimitars in Academy are equipped with dual laser cannons rather than the game version's with 2 gatling mass-driver cannons.
- The Scimitars in Academy have a light calibur laser turret in their nose. The game's Scimitar does not have this feature.
- The Scimitars in Academy have a different detail of colors to differentiate from other squadrons, rather than the game's standard green color.