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P-64C Ferret
Ferret hangar
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Production
Type Patrol Fighter[1]
Specifications
Length 10.2m[1]
Weapons Mass Drivers (2)[1]
Shield 6/6cm[1]
Hull 6.5/4.5/6.5cm[1]
Speed 360/500kps[1]
Yaw/Pitch/Roll 8 dps[1]
Crew 1 pilot
Usage
Affiliation Terran Confederation
Equipment trace analyzer
Appearances
First appearance Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

The P-64C Ferret Patrol Fighter is a Terran Confederation light fighter.

SpecificationsEdit

The Ferret was a quick and light craft.[2] Compared to an F-54C Epee, the Ferret has less firepower[3] but is both faster and boasts about double the extremely light armor of the Epee.

Main weaponry of the Ferret was a pair of mass drivers. While not as long ranged as particle beams, the weapons are very reliable and effective. The only real complaint about the Ferret was the patrol fighter mounted no missile hard points.

HistoryEdit

Early precussors of the Ferrets were used as scout ships or "flying cameras" by exploration vessels, such as the CS Iason.[4]

Ferrets consisted the main arsenal of the solitary Caernarvon Station. Pilots Maverick and Shadow piloted Ferrets while patroling the Gwynedd system. It was during the Enigma Campaign when they first used the Ferrets in battle. They defended the TCS Concordia[5] more than once[6] and assisted an assault against a Fralthra-class[7]

In the Niven system, two Ferrets Viper 1 and 2 patrolled around the Concordia and TCS William Tell.[8] Maverick flew as a courrier at Niven[9] and on his way back he escorted two Free Trader-class transports.[10] While patrolling the vicinity of the Concordia Maverick encountered phantom fighters and upon his return his flight recorder was stolen and could not prove it.[11]

In the non-canon losing scenario, Maverick flies Ferret ID 3478 equiped with a trace analyzer from Niven to Ghorah Khar tracing movements of Kilrathi ships,[12] on his way back he rescues the Sable Star[13] and in the patrol Maverick is assisted by Zorro and T-Hawk.[14]

In the Heaven's Gate, Lady Blue led the Ferret wing in patrols.[15]

Later, the Confederation introduced an upgraded version of the Ferret, the "Super Ferret" in the year 2667. Improvements in this "Super Ferret" include improved flight systems and the addition of a pair of heat-seeking missiles. Even with these upgrades, the "Super Ferret" was still far less expensive to manufacture than the Epee.

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 I, Gwynedd series (Mission 1)
  3. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Heaven's Gate series (Mission 1)
  4. Chris McCubbin, Official Authorized Wing Commander Confederation Handbook, Inquiry Into the Loss of the Odysseus-Class Naval Exploratory Vessel CS Iason Reg E-1456
  5. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Gwynedd series (Mission 2)
  6. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Gwynedd series (Mission 4)
  7. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Gwynedd series (Mission 3)
  8. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Niven series (Mission 1)
  9. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Niven series (Mission 2)
  10. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Niven series (Mission 3)
  11. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Niven series (Mission 4)
  12. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Ghorah Khar series (Mission L1)
  13. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Ghorah Khar series (Mission L2)
  14. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Ghorah Khar series (Mission L4)
  15. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Heaven's Gate series (Mission 3)

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