the Condor Z-25

An advanced, high-altitude bomber, the Condor Z-25 features a forward-swept wing design. It packs three distinct bomb bays, one on each of its wings and another towards the middle of the craft. It is further armed with numerous missiles and a powerful laser cannon array.

But that's only the tip of the iceberg! When necessary, the Condor can split into two distinct aircraft, the front half having greater speed while the rear half has greater maneuverability. Altogether, the Condor Z-25 is known to have these technological capabilities:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 150
Durability
RV 30
Protection
RV 20

Air-to-Surface Missiles: featuring revolutionary ion propulsion to avoid messy thruster exhaust, these canard-mounted projectiles can actively target a ground-based foe, as opposed to simply falling on them. If two hit, they inflict +1 RS to the damage indicated below:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 100
Durability
RV 20
Damage
RV 30 Slashing (fragmentary)

Cobra-band Radio: Cobra gear uses a communication system of its own, not beholden to conventional broadcast standards. The Condor Z-25 in particular has comm gear with rank value 30 range (500 miles, optimally), and benefits from rank value 20 signal encryption.

Electronic Countermeasures: to better avoid enemy attention, the pilot(s) of the Condor Z-25 can activate this radar jamming device. It blankets an area in radio frequency noise, which acts to dull the effectiveness of radar units with rank value 20 ability.

Flying Wing: when the Condor Z-25 splits in two, the rear of the craft becomes a highly maneuverable 'flying wing', one equipped with two of the vehicle's bomb bays holding seven explosives each, its Smackers, and the craft's laser ring turret. It has these characteristics:

Handling
RV 30
Velocity
RV 100
Durability
RV 30
Protection
RV 20

Incendiary Bombs: the Condor Z-25 can carry a whopping twenty-one bombs! Each of these incendiary devices can detonate to inflict rank value 30 Energy damage to the sector it strikes, adding a +1 RS for each doubling of such which explode in that same space.

Laser Cannon: this rear-mounted ring turret allows the Condor Z-25's pilot(s) to assault any foe! Twinned together, these dual beam emitters can be fired to inflict rank value 20 Armor Piericng Energy damage, and can do so up to 2,700 times before exhausting its generator.

Radar Array: in addition to using RF signals to communicate with other Cobras and to jam enemy radar, the Condor can itself track air or ground targets with rank value 30 ability. Of course, its pilot(s) can't utilize their ECM package while keeping tabs on their foes.

Rocket Ride: when the Condor Z-25 splits in two, the front of the craft becomes an incredibly fast, almost missile-like vehicle. It is armed with one of the Condor's bomb bays, holding seven explosives, as well as its air-to-surface missiles. It has these characteristics:

Handling
RV 10
Velocity
RV 200
Durability
RV 30
Protection
RV 20

Smacker Missiles: these wing-mounted air-to-air projectiles can actively target an air-based target, as opposed to the Condor Z-25's admittedly massive payload of ground-pounding bombs. If two of them hit a target at once, they inflict +1 RS to the damage indicated below:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 150
Durability
RV 20
Damage
RV 30 Slashing (fragmentary)

Extra Goodies:

the Condor Z-25 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

Cobra directories featuring a version of the Condor Z-25:

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