|Type||:||Space only mecha-to-mecha missile.|
|Service history||:||2006-2020, RDF Spacy.|
|Warhead||:||Directed HE blast/fragmentation.|
|Propulsion||:||Liquid rocket engine.|
|Guidance||:||Infrared Imager and range-only Lidar.|
|Range||:||2.0 kps delta-v.|
|Platforms||:||Ghost, Hunter, Lancer.|
The Starstrike was developed as the standard RDF light space anti- mecha missile. It had a restartable liquid rocket engine in the back, and a tapered nose with several flat IIR windows in the conical sides, and a lidar rangefinder in the point. The warhead was a fragmentation type with a performed casing designed to create a directed shrapnel field on detonation.
The usual mode of operation was to fire the missile either directly at a close by mecha, or to launch the missile at longer range, and turn of the engine after the original boost, until the missile coasted to the target, acquired it, lit of its engine again and struck.
The Starstrike was carried by the Lancer Space Fighter. Due to the limited operational value of this craft, the Starstrike saw hardly any action before it was phased out of service, together with the Lancer, in favor of the Valkyrie/Super Valkyrie/Starburst mecha/missile combination.
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 13, 1997 1:50 AM