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Production information
Manufacturer Warner Incorporated
Jalastar Aerospace
Production Year 2520[1]
Model SPR-H5
Class Light
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 1,740,870[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 30 tons
Structural Integrity 10
Frame StarTech Mod II
Power Plant Warner 240J
Fuel 400 - 5 tons

2 x Medium Lasers
2 x Small Lasers

Communications System Rander 100
Tracking & Targeting System Rander TA4
Heat Sinks 10 (single)
BV (1.0) 634[3][4]
BV (2.0) 637


The Sparrowhawk was designed and debuted in 2520 as a fighter escort for larger attack craft (heavy ASFs, assault DropShips, etc.). The high rate of thrust also allows it to be a superb first-response unit. The craft has a unique armor ejection system installed, so that the pilot may manually release the damaged armor if it would hinder atmospheric re-entry. The Rander 100 communications system is considered one of the most reliable in any ASF. After the Star League fell, the Federated Suns appropriated the fighter's factories on Quentin, and continued producing the fighter until a Draconis Combine attack on the facility destroyed them.[5]

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

The Sparrowhawk is armed only with laser weapons, increasing its combat persistence. Two Martell Medium Lasers mounted in the nose provide accurate short- and medium-range firepower. Two wing-mounted Exostar Small Lasers add additional short-range punch, although their accuracy is limited, particularly if the fire control system suffers combat damage.


  • SPR-H5K 
    This Kuritan variant (introduced in 3018) removes both Medium Lasers and replaces them with another four Small Lasers, mounted in the nose & fuselage. This increases the rate of firepower, but the targeting system, which was not matched, can be easily overtaxed. BV (1.0) = 505, BV (1.0) = 505[6][7]
  • SPR-6D 
    Introduced in 3051, this Star League-quality variant swaps each of the original lasers with pulse versions, increasing its combat capability by over seven percent. BV (1.0) = 680[8][9], BV (2.0) = 729
  • SPR-7D 
    This variant was developed during the FedCom Civil War. The medium lasers in the nose are upgraded to Medium Pulse Lasers. The small lasers in the wing were replaced with an ER Medium Laser, with 10 double heat sinks for better heat management. BV (1.0) = 945[10]
  • SPR-8H 
    This Davion variant (introduced in 2906) replaces both Medium Lasers and one Small Laser with one Holly SRM-2 rack and ammunition space. Due to its unpopularity, it is only seen (rarely) in the Capellan March Militia. BV (1.0) = 452[12][13], BV (2.0) = 466


In German products the unit's proper name was perfectly translated to Sperber. The model code was accordingly changed to SPR-B5.



  1. MUL online date for the Sparrowhawk
  2. Record Sheets: 3039
  3. Record Sheets: 3039
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 42
  5. Technical Readout 3025 p. 152
  6. Record Sheets: 3039
  7. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 43
  8. Record Sheets: 3039
  9. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 44
  10. Record Sheets: 3039
  11. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 204
  12. Record Sheets: 3039
  13. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 45
  14. Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech, p. 13