Tokkun Grasshopper Aerospace Fighter
- Manufacturer: Tokkun Industries
- Government(s)/Organization(s): None
- Type: Aerospace Fighter/Interceptor
- Size: Small
- Crew: 1
- Weapons Mounts:
- 2 Articulated Cannon Mounts
- Default Weapons
- Basic Stealth Hull
- Flare/Chafe Launchers
- Vessel Connectivity
The Tokkun Grasshopper is a ‘flying wing’ design with a pair of large engines as part of the central hull. The engines and their fuel take up almost half the total mass of the fighter which makes these fast. Very fast.
The Grasshopper is only armed with a pair of Articulated Cannon Mounts with Scourge Railguns. This are almost, but not quite, full turrets and let the weapons fire into the foreward arcs at up to a 60 degree angle.
The Tokkun Grasshopper Aerospace Fighter was designed as a high speed ground to space interceptor by Tokkun Industries. However this was their first aerospace fighter and none of the major nations would even look at their design. So they sold them on the open market. It’s done ok among mercenaries and planetary militias, but it’s real sales have gone to pirates. Pirates have loved the Grasshopper as it can run down just about any ship and has high endurance.
Several variants have been tried which add missiles to it’s loadout, but the design was never intended to have missiles and the results have been very mixed.