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Vendetta Medium Fighter

Production information
Manufacturer European Aerospace Consortium
Use Fighter/Ground Attack
Tech Base Inner Sphere (Primitive)
Chassis Type (Size) Fixed-Wing (Medium)
Equipment Rating D/D-X-X/E
Introduced 2328[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 60 tons
Structural Integrity 3
Speed 5
Top Speed 8
Power Plant fusion
Fuel (Type/Range) Unlimited
Communications System Unspecified
Fire Control System Advanced
Heat Sinks 15
Armor Unspecified
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) 10
Crew 2 officers
2 enlisted/non-rated
1 gunner


Designed in the early twenty-fourth century, the Vendetta Medium Fighter was an air superiority and ground attack fighter fielded by the air force of the Terran Hegemony. Armed with an array of the Hegemony Armed Forces' most powerful energy weapons, the Vendetta was a clear step forward from the pattern set by the rather mediocre designs among which it served.

At the time of its introduction, the Vendetta was the most powerful aircraft in service with the HAF. The powerful weaponry carried by Vendetta proved to be too much for most contemporary designs to contend with. In addition to its advanced onboard armament, the Vendetta could carry a formidable payload of bombs or other munitions, making it valuable in the ground support role. It saw service with the HAF for over a century as its primary combat fighter. It was not phased out of frontline service until the advent of the aerospace fighter. The aircraft, along with variants and clone designs, would continue in service in secondary roles with various planetary militia.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Designed to take advantage of its fusion reactor, the Vendetta’s weapons are solely energy based. Its main weapon is a large laser mounted on the nose with the addition of a small laser. Complementing the large laser are two medium class lasers mounted in each of its wings. For attacks during ground-attack missions, the aircraft was fitted with six external stores hardpoints on its main body. To ensure better accuracy, these weapons are guided by an advanced fire control System.

Because it wasn't the fastest of aircraft, its defense was supplemented by 3.5 tons of BAR-10 grade armor.[3]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Vendetta is subject to the following Design Quirks:


  • Even though the Vendetta was intended as a Primitive Conventional Fighter, Support Air Vehicle construction rules were utilized to create this vehicle.
  • It has an Equipment Rating of D/D-X-X/E.[4]
  • As of this writing, there is no Battle Value assigned to this unit.
  • The Vendetta Medium Fighter's image was originally used for the Torrent Heavy Bomber.


  1. MUL online date for Vendetta Medium Fighter
  2. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 3, p. 13 Vendetta Medium Fighter - Background information.
  3. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 3, p. 13 Vendetta Medium Fighter - Stats for fighter.
  4. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 3, p. 13 Vendetta Medium Fighter - Equipment Rating, and explanation of vehicle's construction rules.