||Aurek-class Tactical Starfighter (#9619)
Posted Y19 D103
The Aurek introduced a number of novel concepts in starfighter design, some of which were so advanced that they were later included in both the Delta-7 Aethersprite and the RZ-1 A-Wing Interceptor designs. The inclusion of a hyperdrive was a revolutionary idea at the time; it allowed the fighter to operate without capital ships, giving the Republic an edge over all other navies at the time. The variable-geometry delta-wing design and powerful sublight engine system allowed the fighter to reach incredible speeds while maintaining exceptional agility for its time. The Aurek's design was also extremely efficient, keeping running costs relatively low for a ship of its caliber.