|Magnum Dynamics, Inc. SF-81A Black Knight Stealth Fighter|
Primary Light Attack Craft, United Galactic Armed Forces
The Magnum Dynamics, Inc. SF-81A Black Knight is a stealth attack fighter, filling a niche that only a couple of other ships in Known Space share. Speed, armament, and defense: this ship has them all, and mounts some of the best weapons in the Galactic arsenal. Its stealth armor coating absorbs radio waves, making it especially hard to hit with radar-guided missiles, and its fully modular structure makes it both easy to maintain and a beauty to hot-rod. For peak performance, though, it requires an astromech droid (usually an R8 or newer) in an armored compartment in front of the cockpit.
Psychologists and sociologists have made millions analyzing and reanalyzing the pilots of the Black Knight, who are as a whole fanatically attached to it. It's been in production for over twenty years now, and every attempt to replace it with a newer ship has been shouted down by the flyboys. Suffice to say that, though it's not the fastest or most maneuverable fighter in EVN:UGF by a long shot, it's one of the best.