The Suzumebachi drone was developed to help counter the NMX threat presented in the Second Mishhuvurthyar War. When deployed they typically fly in groups of six to engage their designated target. However, they can also be instructed to assist groups of Star Army of Yamatai forces as well.
The Suzumebachi Attack Drone was developed for use with the "Guriddo" Defense System. It was developed as an alternative to using manned craft for the first line of defenders. This was done in order to simplify the storage facility, and to allow the Star Army of Yamatai to conserve a the more valuable resource of skilled pilots for fighters stationed on carriers and stations.
Suzumebachi is an oval craft with a low profile, in the center is a dome that contains the shield and control systems. Two Turbo Aether Plasma engines can see protruding from the aft, and two smaller ones are mounted on the sides to increase maneuverability. On the upper front a Wasp can be seen between the forward guns. The Star Army Hinomaru can be seen on either side of the command dome.
Length: 20 meters ( 56.4 feet)
Width: 12 meters ( 39.36 feet)
Height: 4.5 meters ( 14.76 feet)
The Suzumebachi is very responsive attack drone.
See Damage Rating (Version 2) for an explanation of the damage system.
Most of the systems used on the attack drone come from other systems. The Suzumebachi has no pilot compartment or life support. Maintenance must be performed inside the Ke-H5-W3200 "Kyouheki" Defense Platforms. There is a space where a person could be in the drone, but they would need to be wearing a Star Army Environmental Suit, Type 28 (AMES) to survive, and there are no restraints.