The Raptor is a planetary superiority fighter, able to each atmospheric and house flight. It is a potent fighter however lacks the vary of devoted house superiority fighters (just like the Dragonfly), usually working inside one astronomical unit of its base. This is because of the lack of lengthy vary FTL drivers, which permits the Raptor to concentrate on its improved brief vary tools.
Raptors are used principally by planetary protection forces, police, and colonial militias. While there are higher planetary fighters out there, Raptors are comparatively low-cost to assemble. The preliminary designs had been constructed shortly utilizing salvaged supplies in response to threats from outdoors the Sol Expanse.
Some inexperienced house jockeys look down on planetary fighters, however skilled pilots know that when in a Raptor’s “territory”, an area fighter can now not assume they’ve the benefit. Raptors are constructed with solely profitable in thoughts, and the pilots, who know their territory effectively, are higher ready to make use of the terrain to their benefit.