Alright, onto ships before I move on to Republic ground tactics and whatnot. Just got done researching artillery usage from Napoleonic times to WW2, I'm gonna apply what I've learned to those posts
I'll start with a big one. The Aurek-class Starfighter.
Designed during a meeting between the Republic's greatest starfighter minds, ranging from the nerdiest cubicle-dwelling designer to ace pilots known across the Galaxy, the Aurek-class took every single feature they could think of and molded their dreams into reality.
The Aurek was designed on a few major principles,
>it's a fighter/interceptor
This model of the Aurek, the Mark 1, was designed to go undergo the duties of an interceptor/fighter hybrid, those being intercepting and neutralizing high value targets, bombers and transports and also being able to go toe-to-toe with other fighters and knock them out of the engagement.
In order to achieve this, it must be fast enough to catch other fighters, maneuverable enough to outperform them, and sturdy enough to survive them.
Now, in order to create a fast, agile, and pilot-friendly fighter, pilot-friendy meaning survivable you'll probably end up sacrificing one of those just a little bit.
In the Aurek's case, with a top speed of 100 MGLTs and a maneuverability rating of 8/10, Meaning it's slippery as fuck it was the ship's overall integrity that got the axe.
However, with the ship's razor-thin chassis and miniature size in comparison to other fighters, trying to hit this thing in the middle of a dogfight is practically kriffing impossible. The addition of a shield means that, when the reactor's distribution is abiding by combat parameters, the Aurek's capable of soaking a shot or two before the pilot should start fearing structural failure. So to sum it up,
<Small, fast, maneuverable, made of glass
The Aurek was designed with the pilot absolutely in mind, from personal comfortPost too long. Click here to view the full text.