- Government(s)/Organization(s): European Union
- Type: Aerospace Fighter/Interceptor
- Size: Small
- Crew: 1
- Weapons Mounts:
- 2 Missile Bays
- 2 Heavy Missile Pylons
- 4 Missile Pylons
- Default Weapons
- Stealth Hull
- Flare/Chafe Launchers
- Vessel Connectivity
The TRSF Interceptor is a bulky, yet compressed traditional fighter design. It uses twin engines mounted directly next to each other and that take up most of the space within the primary hull. The cockpit mounts to the extreme fore section along the upper edge.
The TRSF has a pair of internal Missile Bays housing Twin Tube ESSM Mk7 Missile Launchers. These internal weapons can be used to maintain stealth better than with external missiles. It’s external missiles include a pair of Heavy Missile Pylons using Harpoon Anti-ship Missiles and 4 Missile Pylons using ESSM Mk7 Missiles.
The TRSF Interceptor is a EU member nation design from the Netherlands. Like several other designs of it’s era it did away with a internal cannon and opted for a pure missile load. Combined with very high speeds it made a capable interceptor, though it’s pure missile loadout does mean that once it’s missiles run out it’s just a flying target.
It proved good enough, and cheap enough, the EU adopted it for the EU navy. It fares pretty well against most other interceptors and being a transatmospheric design can be based on a planet or other ground facility.
The TRSF has one variant the ‘Type 2’. This replaces the internal missile bays with a pair of extending railguns. These can close up tight when not needed and then open to start firing. Typically it uses a pair of Portiere CIWS Railguns. This lowers it’s missile load by half it’s ESSM Mk7 Missiles, but does give it a close in fighting ability. Results have been mixed for both versions though.