Morningstar Class Heavy Fighter (Heavy Fighter Type 04)
The F-95 Morningstar, after the initial problems with the jump drive for fighters had been ironed out on the Stiletto Class, was developed by Douglas Aerospace and was the 2nd fighter design in confederation history which made use of a jump drive. For weaponry, the fighter mounts two phasor beam weapons which all fire forward. Acceleration and maneuverability are virtually identical to the Sabre fighter and they are of similar size and mass as well. While in many ways an excellent fighter, the Morningstar spent a short time in active combat service with any new fighter designs entering service which also carried jump drives. Still, the Morningstar's long range endurance, jump drive, and large anti-ship payload made it an excellent scout fighter.