|ASF-23 Protector Combat Support Fighter|
|Manufacturer||United Outworlders Corporation|
|Use||Ground Fire Support Aircraft|
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere|
|Engine (Type)||250 Turbine|
|Fuel||160 - 3 ton|
|Armament|| 2x LRM-10
3x Machine Gun
The ASF-23 Protector Combat Support Fighter is a Outworlds Alliance military aircraft produced by United Outworlders Corporation in 3019. The aircraft's origin is somewhat of a corporate mystery. The aircraft was the result of what it appears to be a undisclosed joint venture between the United & Magistracy of Canopus corporation, Magistracy Metals. Magistracy Metals produces a mechanically indentical sister aircraft known as the MSF-42 Bluehawk.
 Weaponry & Capacities
The Protector is designed principly for Fire Support for ground forces. The aircraft is equipped with pair of 10-tubed Long Range Missile racks mounted in each wing. It also has three Machine Guns mounted in the aircraft's nose. Two tons of ammunition has been alloted to the Launchers, while machine gun makes due with the typical half-ton.
The aircraft has three tons of fuel for its' 250 rated Turbine Engine. The engine is considered swift, flying at the aircraft's maximum speed of 80 km/ph.
The aircraft is protected by three tons of Standard Armor.
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- Handbook: Major Periphery States, pp. 200-201