Third World Space: Pilots and Fighters. By Jason Douglas Essex

Third World Space: Pilots and Fighters. By Jason Douglas Essex

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Third World Space: Pilots and Fighters. By Jason Douglas Essex

     The pilots have selfcontained armor with builtin A.I.’s,  as discussed earlier,  but they also have the following as well:  Built in HUD within the helmet,  air supply  (that can be recycled,  a limited number of times,  along with a built in water supply)  ,  enhanced mobility and strength augmen-tation.  Communications,  lights and minor liquid food supply are also built into the unit,  with various weapons options as well.  
     The pilot’s carry a multipurpose pistol,  that uses fifteen (15) round clips,  that usually fire a putty based compound that covers an area that it impacts with a strong corrosive acid.  This multipurpose weapon can also fire tranquilizer and crystallizing rounds from other clips as well.  This last projectile may be used to fuse joints,  moving parts,  device,  machines or vehicles in place or together. 
     Pilots also carry grenades,  but  one (1) of their most effective weapons of choice is Loki’s Folly.  A Smart Grenade,  that,  when thrown,  sprouts legs and moves about.  It emits sound bursts or will move about after a timer goes off with recorded messages and will insult it’s pursuers,  then explode. 
      Mini machine guns that fire explosive,  fragmentation and magnesium rounds from clips of one hundred (100) rounds.  A pilot is assigned three (3) clips for each side arm and for each rifle.  A sur-vival pack is also issued with backup air supply,  food,  water,  mini computer and other essentials,  upon ejection of a ship.  
     The design of many of the fighters is in the shape of a double triangle that is met in the middle and inverted,  with a magnetic engine partly visible in the middle of it.  These fighter types can be separ-ated into two (2) ships,  should it be damaged beyond repair and the cockpit remain intact.  The two (2) Spiderbots may be used in a variety of ways to ensure this.  With a miniature magnetic engine that is one-third (1/3) as powerful as the whole of the fighter in the cockpit unit,  upon separation.  
     The secondary weapons of this fighter type are a charged “needler” that fires rounds that stun foes or disrupt electrical units,  fired from a mini gatling gun;  a mini web cannon,  and a mini rail gun that fires off sharpened disks.  The A.I. on board is in charge of every secondary weapon system,  to ensure the pilots safety,  within any and every given battle.
     The primary weapons on board these fighter types are as follows:  Twenty-four (24) mini smart streak missiles,  with various payloads,  and delay codes as well.  The main guns of this fighter type is  the “Thunder Static”,  an electrical magnetic weapon that resembles lighting.  
     These fighter types have two (2) secondary power supply systems:  Vent ways to be opened to trigger small kinetic drives and several small solar panels are used to keep the ship at optimal levels,  at every possible opportunity,   to be used during a crash landing and as a backup power supply,  in the event of a long term crash site. 
     A “Bubble Field”,  ensures the safety of a fighter,  during a cloaked cycle,  deep sleep or a staging for a battle.  This is achieved with a very small amount of water.  Once it is breached,  it triggers a rapid chain of events and protocols are triggered that where enacted by the pilot,  The A.I. and the command staff.  
     Lastly,  the fighters act as data collectors for their sector,  when cloaked,  in deep sleep and in dangerous situations.  The Spiderbots can be deployed and even they have black boxes that can be ejected and sent forward.  Even these have the ability to self propel and change course,  should they need to and should the situation call for it.

     Jason Douglas Essex

     Creator of Third World Universes.


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