Lockheed SF-2 Hunter Space Fighter
|Total Length:||8.3 m|
|Total Height (w/o antennae):||3.1 m|
|Total Height (with antennae):||4.4 m|
|Total Width (w/o antennae):||3.6 m|
|Total Width (with antennae):||4.9 m|
|Dry weight:||8.1 metric tons|
The skin of the Hunter is composed of an advanced titanium-steel alloy. The armor stops all small arms fire, provides good protection against heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round, and fair resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round. The internal consumable supplies are enough to last for two days.
The SF-2 Hunter space fighter was the first step in Terran space mecha development. As such, while this craft is rather obscure, it has an impressive listing of descendants. The Hunter was, as first envisioned, a cockpit with two engines and fuel tanks attached, armed with two turret mounted lasers. After the first design stage, a large nose with some missiles and more rocket fuel was bolted on, but under the thrustline of the craft, and a third engine was needed to balance the Hunter. The Hunter was a design of a period marked by gargantuan leaps of technology, and as such, almost obsolete even before it entered service.
The SF-2A series of space mecha had a production run of 24 craft during 2 years, and is mostly known for featuring in off-Earth films of the period. The improved SF-2B series was built in a run of 144, and spent the full time of its commission (two years) stationed at the L-5 factory that built the Oberth-class destroyers and ARMD carriers. Even before the Zentraedi arrival and the start of the first Robotech War, the Hunters had been withdrawn from service. Their most celebrated accomplishment is that they taught the UN Spacy the minimal skills needed to operate extra-atmospheric combat mecha.
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