Lancer II Space Fighter
Faction: RDF
In Service Date: 2008
Out of Service: 2017
Availability: Unlimited
Source: Macross
SCS Author: Paul Brown
Additional Info: Reference Guide

Unit Description:
      The Lancer was an odd design, created specifically for space combat. Developed after the Hunter space fighter, it learned from many of that craft's mistakes, improving in survivability and firepower. The main cannon fired a long-range plasma shell which could engage and destroy enemy mecha in a single hit. The plasma nature of the warhead made armour less effective, and several squadrons of the craft could even be effective against enemy warships. The Lancer also carried sevearl stiletto missiles for added medium-range punch. The Lancer was primarily stationed on the ARMD platforms which were devastated in the initial assault. They also flew for a time on the SDF-1, acting in support of the Valkyries until the supply of the Lancers was depleted. They continued to be produced into the post-war era, where they were stationed aboard the remaining ARMD platforms until being replaced by the Alpha Fighter several years later.
Ship Control Sheet: rdf_lancer_II_space_fighter.pdf December 14/04