|Federation F-23 Viper|
|Energy capacity||300 units or 3 jumps|
|Total mass||10 tons|
|Free space||10 tons|
|Cargo space||5 tons|
|Gun hard-points||Maximum of 3|
|Standard armament||(3) Light Blasters|
|Included outfits||Military IR Jammer|
With the rapid development of spaceflight, it was inevitable that sports (racing in particular) would come to fruition sooner rather than later. Power Sled Racing stood up to the challenge. A few intrepid hot-rodders discovered that one particular sled, the Viper, took very well to a little extra weight in the form of armor and armament. With a little engine tweaking, these modified Vipers, designated F-23, were chosen to be the mainstay of the Federation Navy fighter wings.
The Federation Viper comes in three different variants:
- Fighter Class: The standard version shown here.
- Heavy Fighter Variant: Engines are not as powerful; defenses are stronger; armed with 2 Light Cannons and a Medium Blaster.
- Auroran Outfits Detected: Faster and better acceleration than the Fighter class, and slightly better turning than the Heavy Fighter; defenses are stronger than both; armed with 3 Hail Chainguns.
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The Federation Viper can keep pace with the Pirate Viper and outruns the Rebel Viper with ease. However, it is not as durable as either of them, and its launch bay is a good deal heavier than its counterparts.