|Silverfin Coastal Cutter|
|Manufacturer||Windancer Marine Technologies|
|Use||Coastal Patrol, Anti-Smuggling, Escort|
|Tech Base||Standard (Tournment Legal)|
|Chassis Type (Size)||(Medium, Template A)|
|Speed||90 Kph (120 Kph with Hydrofoil)|
|Top Speed||129 Kph|
|Power Plant||Internal Combusion Engine|
|Fuel (Type/Range)||Petrochemical/2,058 km|
|Armament|| 1 x Magnum-Sperry Class 9 rotary machine gun|
|Crew||1 Officer, 2 enlisted/non-rates, 3 gunners|
The Silverfin Coastal Cutter was developed at the dawn of the 24th Century. The cutter was designed for policing coastal waters and acting as a escort vessel for large naval vessels. However its ideal role is patrol missions and smuggler interception, not traditional combat, due to its weak armor.
The designed was employed by all major Great Houses' with water-rich worlds. It also won the Editor's Choice award from Product Technologies Magazine's Hot Products of 3067 issue, outperforming competing vessels in acceleration and maneuverability while coming in second in overall handling.
 Armaments & Capabilities
The Silverfin's main weapon is the navalized Magnum-Sperry Machine Gun mounted in front of the ship. It also has two Short-Range two-tube Torpedo launchers for anti-submarine warfare placed in its bow turret. Both weapon systems are tied into the ship's Advanced Fire Control system. The ammunition bay located in the ship's hull carries a half ton of machine gun ammo and one ton of SRT-2 ammunition.
The ship is lightly protected with Windancer Lightwave armor; while the ship required significant repairs after taking a full-powered shot from a Diverse Optics Type 10 laser, it suffered only a 2.3% loss in maneuverability and the vessel's structure remained sound. The ship's powerful hydrofoil-enhanced propulsion engine allows it to achieve speeds of 120 km/h when engaged in "Hydrofoil mode", increasing the Silverfin's survivability, while the foils themselves are uniquely durable thanks to a proprietary polymer blend. Other features include two searchlights, mounted on the turret and bow of the ship, along with a lifeboat.
The ship has a one-ton cargo capacity, normally used to hold crew supplies.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 160, "Silverfin/Silverback vehicle profile"
- ↑ Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 156
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 TechManual p. 113, "Silverfin Coastal Cutter"