AQ-Series Craft 'Daedalus' Picture

As the United States Air Navy became more and more a force to be reckoned with, the Haven Array's tactics went from less confrontation and more hiding from the powerful battleships. With the USAN roaming the skies, the Consortium commissioned the Daedalus series of assault craft.

The Daedalus has two massive Javelin cannons fixed in the forward direction, designed to pound away at battleships while also being fast and maneuverable enough to avoid battleships' turrets. It is, so far, the only Consortium airfighter to have stabilizer wings, assisting in its speed and maneuverability. As fallback precautions, it has shields designed to rapidly shrug off energy blasts, and dense armor plates.

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Named for Daedalus, father of Icarus, from Greek mythology. Daedalus and Icarus, imprisoned in a tower on Crete, attempted to escape by fashioning wings of wax and feathers. Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, lest the wings melt. Icarus ignored his warnings and giddily flew as high as he could, and fell to his death when his wings melted.
Thus, this craft will metaphorically "melt the wings" of USAN battleships.

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