Artefacts of Old
S-100 Stinger-class Starfighter
Manufacturer: Corellian Engineering Corporation
Cargo capacity: 30kg
Armaments: 1 laser cannon, 2 proton torpedo launchers
average Cost: 150,000 (new) 90,000 (used)
The S-100 Stinger-class starfighter was a single-seat fighter produced by Corellian Engineering Corporation before, during, and after the Great Sith War of 3,997 BBY. Measuring 11.5 meters in length, the hyperdrive-equipped craft was used by the Jedi Order, the navy of the Galactic Republic, and civilian purchase. Armed with laser cannons and proton torpedo launchers, and minimally shielded, the S-100 was considered lightly armed, but was said to make up for its defensive shortcomings with its high speed and maneuverability superior to most other starfighters of its time. Despite the introduction of other craft, the Stinger remained the mainstay of the Jedi, who used it in conflicts against the Krath during the Sith War and afterward, until the introduction of the Aurek tactical strikefighter before the Mandalorian Wars of 3,976 BBY. Even then, the fighter remained in production, and was preferred by planetary defense forces.