|Weapons||Mass-driver cannon (2 wing, 1 nose), missiles (2), torpedoes (2); double neutron gun turrets (3)|
|Shield||13cm phase shields|
|Equipment||Tempest AI, retrieval tractor, eject system, life support (16hrs)|
|Events||Pilgrim War, Terran-Kilrathi War|
The CF-131 Broadsword is a dual duty Fighter/Bomber craft.
The Broadsword was deployed during the Pilgrim War as part of the Terran Confederation's Grand Fleet and remained the Confed's primary fighter/bomber. During the following years it underwent some minor upgrades in its systems, and in 2648 it was upgraded to mount two antimatter torpedoes.
The CS Tiger Claw had a complement of Broadswords. Some flew with the Baker Wing, piloted by Paladin and Knight. Paladin deployed all its payload to destroy a Sivar-class battleship near Planet 415.
The Broadsword has limited maneuverability and no evasive capacity. It can defend itself with its 3 360-degrees recessed turrets which can be set for independent or synchronized targeting, or controlled by an automatic defensive AI mode. Other than that it relies on support by lighter fighters.
As a Confed fighter, the Broadsword includes a Tempest targeting/navigational AI system, a jump-capable drive. It generates a retrieval tractor (150t strong) and an eject system. It provides 16 hours of life support.