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The Aegis Dynamics Vanguard, originally known as the 'Bulldog', is a Twin-Engine Deep Space Fighter.[1] Deep space fighters are typically used to pursue engagements in outlying areas when support from a carrier is not available. The Vanguard can be modified to a different variant with Battlefield Upgrade Kits.

The A3G Vanguard is the United Empire of Earth’s dedicated deep space fighter. Initially developed as a bomber-destroyer, the Vanguard is a hard-charging bulldog of a ship which features extensive forward-mounted weaponry designed to tear through the shields and armor of other spacecraft. Four high-caliber forward laser cannons and a massive central Gatling gun(Warden variant) give the Vanguard an unprecedented amount of sheer striking power. So-named because their multiple-jump range allows them to form the forefront of any military expedition, Vanguard have seen extensive service against the Vanduul.

The Vanguard trades the maneuverability of the Hornet, F8A Lightning and Gladius for extended range, armor and durability. With more hardpoints and increased space for onboard computer systems, the design can boast improved radar and a credible electronic warfare suite(Sentinel variant). In combat, the Vanguard’s roles are extensive: long range jump scout, extended duration patrol/reconnaissance ship, fighter-bomber (when equipped with torpedoes), tactical command and control ship, bomber interceptor and, in the proper hands, even a fighter-killer. The Vanguard’s extensive range can allow for missions lasting days or even weeks. Internally, the ship is fitted with sleeping berths and reclamation facilities to support such missions.

With a notable silhouette, the Vanguard is best known for its distinctive twin X-Forge engines, which allow for both an impressive top speed and an extensive backup system for enhanced combat survivability. Coupled with a superstructure composed from a distinct tungsten alloy, more than one Vanguard pilot has returned to base with little more than a single engine and the charred remains of a fuselage.

Vanguard units have been assigned to both planetary bases and aboard larger space stations. The fighter’s legendary durability allows it to operate in all-weather conditions with limited maintenance and makes it particularly beloved by the hard-fighting UEE Marines, who make frequent use of its ability to comfortably operate from makeshift combat bases.

Variants[]

Vanguard Harbinger[]

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The Vanguard Harbinger is the fighter-bomber variant of the Vanguard series. Designed for long-distance tactical strikes, the Harbinger includes basic survival accomodations. It is slower than the other variants, but has additional armor.The Harbinger’s cockpit includes additional armored panels to protect the pilot.[2]


Vanguard Hoplite[]

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Vanguard Sentinel[]

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The Vanguard Sentinel (Electronic warfare) is oriented towards causing confusion on the battlefield. From EMP pulses to command and control interference, the Vanguard Sentinel will support battlefield operations by making it all that much harder for opponents to stay in contact and have proper information.[3][2]


Vanguard Warden[]

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The Vanguard Warden is the base version of the Vanguard series. The Warden is suited for dogfighting and exploration. It is the only variant with long term life support and beds – escaping in this will give an improved chance of being recovered. The escape pod of the other variants will only give slightly improved chance over standard ejection.[3]


Comparision table[]

Vanguard Harbinger Vanguard Hoplite Vanguard Sentinel Vanguard Warden
Length 38.0 m 38.0 m 38.0 m 38.0 m
Beam 26.5 m 26.5 m 26.5 m 26.5 m
Heigth 9.5 m 9.5 m 9.5 m 9.5 m
Weigth 240,092 kg 229,440 kg 238,616 kg 256,409.25 kg
Role Bomber Dropship Interdiction Heavy Fighter
Cargo 0 SCU 0 SCU 0 SCU 0 SCU
Avionics Qty x Model Size Qty x Model Size Qty x Model Size Qty x Model Size
Radars 2x TBA 2x Chernykh 2x Chernykh 2x Chernykh
Computers 1x TBA
1x TBA
1x TBA
1x TBA
1x TBA
1x TBA
1x TBA
1x TBA
Power Plants 2x TurboDrive  S  2 2x Maelstrom  S  2 2x GammaMax  S  2 2x Maelstrom  S  2
Coolers 2x Permafrost  S  2 2x Arctic  S  2 2x HeatSink  S  2 2x Arctic  S  2
Shield Generators 2x SecureShield  S  2 2x FullStop  S  2 2x Sheut  S  2 2x FullStop  S  2
Propulsion and thrusters Qty x Model Size Qty x Model Size Qty x Model Size Qty x Model Size
Fuel Intake 2x 2x 2x 2x
Fuel Tanks 2x 2x 2x 2x
Quantum Drives 1x Yeager  S  2 1x Crossfield  S  2 1x Nova  S  2 1x Crossfield  S  2
Jump Modules 1x TBA 1x TBA 1x TBA 1x TBA
Quantum Fuel Tanks 1x 1x 1x 1x
Main Thrusters 2x Main Thruster
2x Retro Thruster
2x Main Thruster
2x Retro Thruster
2x Main Thruster
2x Retro Thruster
2x Main Thruster
2x Retro Thruster
Maneuvering Thrusters 10x Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
8x Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
10x Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
8x Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
10x Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
8x Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
10x Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
8x Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
Armaments and equipment Qty x Model Size Qty x Model Size Qty x Model Size Qty x Model Size
Weapons 1x C-788 Cannon
4x CVSA Cannon
 S  4
 S  2
1x Revenant Gatling
4x BRVS Repeater
 S  4
 S  2
1x Attrition-4 Repeater
4x ATVS Repeater
 S  4
 S  2
1x Revenant Gatling
4x MVSA Cannon
 S  4
 S  2
Turrets 2x Jericho XL  S  3 2x SW16BR2 "Sawbuck" Repeater  S  2 2x Suckerpunch-L Cannon  S  2 2x SW16BR2 "Sawbuck" Repeater  S  2
Missiles 3x Stalker V
4x Arrester III
4x Ignite II
4x Dominator II
 S  5
 S  3
 S  2
 S  2
4x Dominator II
4x Ignite II
2x Empty  S  4 hardpoints
 S  2
 S  2
4x Arrester III
4x Ignite II
4x Dominator II
 S  3
 S  2
 S  2
4x Arrester III
4x Ignite II
4x Dominator II
 S  3
 S  2
 S  2
Utility None None 1x EMP Generator None


Gallery[]

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See also[]

References[]

  1. RobertsSpaceInd (2015) youtube.com: Around the Verse, episode 29 7:28. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 robertsspaceindustries.com "Vanguard Variant Q&A Part 2". Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 robertsspaceindustries.com "Vanguard Variant Q&A Part 1". Retrieved July 16, 2021.
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