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A design created because of the aftermath of the [[Jihad]], the The STM-O '''''Sternensturm''''' Light Class [[OmniFighter]] which was originally produced for the [[Lyran Commonwealth|Lyran Commonwealth's]] Armed Forces. The In the aftermath of the [[Jihad had devastated ]], the [[LCAF]]'s aerospace assets, to were devastated. To help for fill the need for more light fighters, Lockheed/CBM of [[Tharkad]] was commissioned to create a new design to help replenish its forces. While the fighter would be produced for Commonwealth's armed forces, it would also be sold to mercenary commands who maintained contracts with House Steiner, including the [[Kell Hounds]].
Shortly after the ''Sternensturm'', the light fighter would soon prove its value in 3099, when it was utilized against [[Clan Jade Falcon]] forces conducting an exploratory raid on [[Graus]]. Assigned to the [[2nd Donegal Guards]], the fighter made a big showing by providing ground support fire against [[3rd Falcon Talon (Clan Jade Falcon)|3rd Falcon Talons]].<ref>''Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth'', p. 48 Sternensturm - Background and brief history</ref>
==Weapons and Equipment==
The ''Sternensturm '' is capable of high speed and is utilized as interceptor thanks to its Pitban 320-Rated [[Extra-Light Fusion Engine]]. The craft's airframe is capable of handling 10 tons worth of Omni Podded OmniPod weapons and equipment. Thickly armored for a light aerospace fighter, the craft's hull is protected with 11.5 tons of Donegal Omni-Sheath Heavy Ferro-Aluminum. Like most aerospace craft, the fighter's armor is thickest in its nose, while its aft receives an only a modest amount of armor.
The Fighter's Primary Configuration consists of intermediate and short ranged weaponry. Three Extended-Range Medium Lasers found in the craft's nose. Each of its wing's mounts a single 4-tubed Streak Short-Range Missile launch, while hull carries a single ton of ammunition.<ref>''Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth'', pp. 48-49 Sternensturm - Stats</ref>
==Alternate Configurations==
*;Alt. Config. A : This [[Technology Rating|advanced]] tech configuration of the ''Sternensturm '' has a singular, but powerful [[ER PPC|Extended Range PPC]] which is augmented by an [[PPC Capacitor]]. BV(2.0) = 1,693<ref>''Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth'', pp. 49 & 107 Sternensturm - A Configuration.</ref><ref>''Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged'', p. 321</ref>
*;Alt. Config. B : Capable of effectively undertaking escort duty and screening missions, the B Configuration armed four [[Anti-Missile Systems]] split between its wings. In addition, the fighter mounts a [[Guardian ECM Suite]] and [[Beagle Active Probe]] to give it additional electronics warfare capacities. This ''Sternensturm '' configuration's offensive weaponry consists of four ER Medium Lasers. BV(2.0) = 1,512<ref>''Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth'', pp. 49 & 108 Sternensturm - B Configuration.</ref><ref>''Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged'', p. 322</ref>
The name "Sternensturm " translates from German language as "Star Storm. "
The ''Sternensturm '' has the following [[Design Quirk]]:
*[[Easy to Pilot]]