The Estoc is the standard for fighter combat, deployed largely as protection for convoys and carriers it relies on capital ships due to its lack of warp capability.
Fast, agile and well armed the Estoc is capable or fending off the typical pirate raid or military assault.
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Armed with controversial accelerator cannons, the Estoc can vary its firepower to match the target, trading firing rate for higher impact energy. A full 2 min cycle provides enough energy to pierce most capital shielding, however surviving that charge time is difficult, so it is more often used as an initial barrage. At the fastest rate, 320 rounds per minute, a few seconds worth of hits will cut right through a typical fighter.
The Estoc is the traditional fighter craft, filling the role of escort or forming the tip of the spear of a carrier assault force. Its ion drive engines provide substantial thrust for the small frame and maximize the flight time possible due to their minimal fuel requirements.
Completing the Estoc's compliment are the nucleon burst missiles. Capable of decimating an entire enemy squadron with ease, they locate the geometric center of mass of the formation rather that an individual craft and release a calculated burst of radiation frying circuitry and often the pilots.