The Ke-V7 Bomber, nicknamed “Ginga” (銀河, “Galaxy”) is a ground-and-carrier-based interstellar bomber and transport aircraft developed by Ketsurui Fleet Yards in YE 31 for use by the Star Army of Yamatai, originally in raids against the Mishhuvurthyar. These strategic bombers are designed to fly significant distances away from a carrier or static installation, and deliver intense amounts of firepower to major enemy structures or starships.
The Ginga's key features and abilities are:
The Ginga strategic bomber has a somewhat atypical elongated fuselage, centered upon the craft's wings. A majority of the craft's volume is taken by its wings, which are attached to a significant amount of the bomber's length. The wings are triangular, but spread out to a significant distance rather than the typical low-width profile of other triangular wings. The ends of the wings have small, oblong capsule-like structures which support the hardpoints for weapons or extra equipment. On top of the main body of the bomber is a small oblong extension which houses the cockpit.
The following is the general statistics and performance data on the Ke-V7 Ginga.
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.
Using the Integrated CFS Array system, the Ginga uses a total of twelve CFS arrays to project a conformal, defensive CFS barrier around the bomber. This system also doubles as the standard FTL device when powered as well as a secondary movement device for inertia-less maneuvers and VTOL. Due to the CFS bubble's precise shielding, the bubble is also used to make precise movements while in atmosphere without major use of the primary control surfaces.
The barrier's array of emitters have been split into fore and aft sections, to improve the craft's defensive effectiveness while approaching and retreating from an enemy with the correct management of power.
The Gingas bomber's munitions bay can be modified to store cargo, whcih is often loaded and unloaded from the bottom. In this state, it is often incapable of bombing a target, but can ferry a moderately small amount of cargo around.
The Gingas bomber contains a small fire extinguisher in the cockpit, as well as two in the munitions bay by default. A small compartment mounted above the ladder in the cockpit contains a first-aid kit. There are additionally small compartments on the inside of the munitions bay which contain tools and spare parts for basic in-flight repairs.