A small, palletized space fighter designed to be deployed from cargo and gunboat vessels without extensive support facilities. Largely autonomous, their use represent a ‘panic button’ approach to armed attack.
Armament consists of two packs of nuclear-pumped x-ray lasers, charged from a molten salt reactor. With the drone loaded in a sealed package, the reactor can be brought online in minutes via the discharge of thermal batteries.
Mechanical pencil with digital color.