The Nantex-class territorial defence starfighter, often simply called the Geonosian starfighter, was a line of swift light interceptors manufactured by Huppla Pasa Tisc Shipwrights Collective, a Geonosian starship manufacturer. They were built solely for use by Geonosians, with attempted use by normal humanoids resulting in actual physical injuries due to the complex and delicate movements required to operate the unique controls. Furthermore, the pilots who flew these craft would develop a bond with them, preventing even other Geonosians from operating them.
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Tier: Low 7-C
Name: Nantex-class territorial defence starfighter
Origin: Star Wars
Classification: Space superiority starfighter
Users: Geonosian pilot caste (Confederacy of Independent systems)
Length: 9.8 meters
Width: 1.9 meters
Height: 2.2 meters
Material: Laminasteel and likely various other alloys
Needed prerequisite for use: Trained Geonosian pilot successfully bonded to the craft
Terrain: Space, Atmosphere
Attack Potency: Small Town level with its laser cannon (10 Terajoules per shot on the highest power setting. This rating is supported by the fact that being a dedicated military fighter craft, its laser cannon should be more powerful than those of the Patrol Transport Gunship, which is considered underpowered by military standards)
Durability: Large Building level+ (Built with materials comparable in strength to durasteel and used to reinforce buildings, including military installations. Should be at the very least as durable as the Vulture droid and Hyena-class bomber)
Range: Several kilometres with its laser cannon.
- Lack of deflector shielding makes it a glass cannon and susceptible to literally being one-shot by starfighter grade weaponry and defensive laser cannon emplacements.
- The fact that it can be used only by Geonosians and that too only the Geonosian pilot who has bonded with it severely limits its strategic and tactical value.
- Lack of a hyperdrive system necessitates being ferried to battlefields across interstellar distances by a hyperdrive equipped carrier craft. This further reduces its overall strategic viability.