MG-100 Starfortress SF-17 Resistance Bomber

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Contents:

  • MG-100 Starfortress SF-17 Resistance Bomber
  • 1 Large Base
  • 1 Large Base Peg

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Description

The MG-100 StarFortress SF-17 was a heavy bomber manufactured by Slayn & Korpil. The starship featured six sublight ion thrusters, a single hyperdrive, and artificial gravity projectors. At the bottom-front of the ship strutted a targeting sensor mast, which contained a targeting sensor and active-tracking array. Two short range comms antenna were located along the top of the ship along its keel line. Jutting horizontally from the ship’s profile were two stabilizer foils. In total, the ship was crewed by five individuals. A single pilot and flight engineer operated within the armored cockpit. The bombardier operated a targeting pedestal on the flight deck, and two gunners operated the rear and ventral ball turrets.

The B/SF-17’s intended purpose was to deliver a payload of 1,048 proton bombs on top of a target. The modular bombing magazine, called the “clip” by the bomber’s crew, would drop the bombs through sequenced electromagnetic plates in the clip, which propelled the
bombs to “drop” in microgravity environments. The bombs would then be drawn magnetically to their targets. The assembly could be programmed to drop specific sections of the payload in sequence, but the most common configuration was “deploy all.” To drop the ship’s payload, the bombardier on the flight deck monitored a concentrated sensor feed. The system calculated the optimum time for release, and at a given prompt, or at the discretion of the bombardier, the control button on a wireless remote triggered the release of the payload. A magnetic seal retained the atmosphere when the bomb bay doors were open.

Ball turrets on the StarFortress were encased in an armored transparisteel shell, while deflector shields protected the gunner. Despite this protection, many gunners felt exposed to
enemy fire.  Other turrets included a remotely operated dorsal turret of similar firepower to the EM-1919 paired repeating laser cannons installed on the ball turrets, two remote-linked cannon arrays at the rear of the vessel, two forward laser canons, and two more laser canons, one on the tip of each stabilizer foil.

As a bomber, the MG-100 Starfortress was slow and ungainly, making it prone for starfighter attack. Resistance flight instructors taught bomber crews to fly in tight formation, opposing attacking fighters with overlapping fields of fire. The rear and ventral turrets offered a potent
defense against attackers approaching from below or from the rear, but were less effective against threats from above or in front of the bomber squadron. Escort duty for starfighter pilots were difficult assignments for pilots owing to the sacrifice of their vessels speed advantage in order to stay close to their assigned bombers. Enemy fighters would try to lure such escorts away, leaving the bombers exposed.

Poe Dameron made a note in The Rebel Files comparing the B/SF-17 heavy bomber with the A/SF-01 B-wing starfighter, stating that there wasn’t a better bomber anywhere than the B-wing, at least not until the Resistance got its hands on the B/SF-17.

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 9 × 5 × 5 in

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