Skarkon II After Action Evaluation - Clone Pilot Advanced Craft MKII and MKVII Designations

Wraith MKVII Specification After Action Evaluation
MKVII specification craft performed overall exceptionally. Shortcomings with long term endurance identified in graviton powerplant.
Overshield technology adapted from Jackal MKI puts excessive strain on power supply and lowers afterburner output while active.
Upgraded Assault Blaster Cannons perform within acceptable power draw limits.
Improved warheads for Scourge Graviton Flechette Rockets show promise.
Extended Mjolnir Heavy Missile magazine useful for striking against larger craft but increased volatility problematic.
Titanium Diborite chassis retrofit displays superior strength to weight ratio than previous chassis design, higher maneuverability with similar durability to previous plating.


Jackal MKII Specification After Action Evaluation
MKII Specification craft performed to higher standard than MKI specification. Shortcomings with primary weapon powerfeed from MKI specification successfully worked out.
XC-30 ‘Ripper’ Starburst Mortars modified with enhanced powerfeed couplings, markedly reduced overheat of weapons system in field operations, notably increased field stability of Starburst Mortar bolts.
Overshield System from MKI specification successfully reverse engineered to modular system for other assault series craft. Overshield System for MKII Specification enhanced with knowledge applied from Assault Damage Control technology, increasing shield resistances exponentially for brief timeframe immediately after Overshield activation. Durability and survivability of MKII specification Jackals markedly increased in the field. Powerdraw from Graviton Powerplant to support this prevents activation of Matter Injector overdrive system for twenty seconds following activation.
Matter Injector overdrive system largely unchanged and performs near identically to MKI specification.
Crystalline Carbonide armor plating yielded higher strength to weight ratio and speed than MKI specification plating.

Current outlook for wider scale production viability: Good
Cost per unit expected: 25 million per Wraith MKVII, 27 million per Jackal MKII, significantly higher than current ‘T2’ fighter designations, but markedly lower than previous advanced craft black market valuations.

Further evaluations to follow

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Scarab MKII Specification After Action Evaluation
MKII Specification craft performed above target expectation but below hoped target. Existing EMS System unable to co-exist with modular Overshield upgrade adapted from Jackal MKII. Suggest future evo of chassis be split into MKII-A and MKII-B, MKII-A retaining EMS System, and MKII-B discarding EMS for Overshield. Major shortcomings identified as a ‘heavy fighter’ designation, all MKII variants of Scarab will be future relegated as dedicated support gunships and squadron defense craft.
MKII-A Variant will retain MWD system. MKII-B Variant will discard MWD for MJD system derived from old ‘Spectre’ series advanced heavy craft and more contemporary long ranged heavy craft.
High Yield ‘Void Storm’ EMP generators will remain across MKII-A and MKII-B variants.
Flak Cannon primary weapons remain viable at long range, weapons remain problematic at shortr ranges and dense combat zones. Relegate to area denial and targetted heavy fire support.
Tungsten Carbide compressed plating providing much higher durability, at cost of increased energy consumption from powerplant to stay aloft in atmospheric conditions, and lowered acceleration potential.

Current outlook for wider scale production viability: Good
Cost per unit expected, 52m per unit. Significantly higher than current T2 series fighter designations, but acceptably lower than previous advanced craft black market valuations.

Further evaluations to follow

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