COLONIAL SCIMITAR CLASS BOMBER
CREW: ONE PILOT, ONE CO-PILOT/BOMBADIER
WEAPONS: 1 TURRET MOUNTED AUTOCANNON, 2 ANTI-SHIP MISSILES, 10 ARIES SERIES BOMBS
The Scimitar Bomber is a modification of the Raptor design. They work as both ground assault and space assault vehicles. On the ground they are used to bomb targets and provide ground support to land based troops. In space, they are used to attack weapons emplacements on capital ships and destroy enemy fighter facilities (i.e. Landing and Launching bays). Being relatively new to the fleet, the Scimitar Bomber isn't seen by many eyes. Only ten full squadrons have been fielded, the Prometheus' Squadron being the latest. Scimitar Bombers have no jump capability since the FTL engines and navigation equipment is sacrificed for the bomb bay and targeting equipment.