Hunter Space Fighter
Faction: RDF
In Service Date: 2007
Out of Service: 2009
Availability: Unlimited
Source: Macross
SCS Author: Paul Brown
Additional Info: Reference Guide

Unit Description:
      The Hunter was one of the RDF's first attempts at a space fighter, and it shows. Though swift and manoeuvrable, the Hunter is only lightly armed and is not very durable. Its main armament, a pair of low powered lasers, do very little damage and were later seen on the Valkyrie as little more than a back-up weapon. Its real punch is its loadout of stiletto missiles, which can be exhausted in only a few seconds leaving the fighter nearly unarmed. The Hunter was primarily a learning experience for the RDF, and when the Zentraedi arrived they were found only in reserve squadrons. For the few Hunters that saw combat, they were almost always destroyed to the last man. Rather than throw away valuable pilots, the Hunter was completely withdrawn from service in the weeks following the Zentraedi invasion. The remaining craft were cannabalized and used to repair or build newer craft where possible. Some are rumoured to have been retained as training fighters, though these reports have never been verified.
Ship Control Sheet: rdf_hunter_space_fighter.pdf December 14/04