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Toscan 8-Q Starfighter

Craft: Shobquix Yards' Toscan 8-Q Starfighter
Type: Starfighter
Length: 10.2 Meters
4 Laser Cannons
2 Ion Cannons
2 Warhead Launchers
Crew: 1
Top Speed: 80 MGLT
Troop Capacity: N/A
Cargo Capacity: 75 Kilograms
Passengers: N/A

The Toscan 8-Q starfighter was a one-person starfighter manufactured by Shobquix Yards. During the Galactic Civil War, it was almost obsolete.

One of Shobquix's few production-model fighters, the Toscan utilized a cockpit design produced by Koensayr Manufacturing which predated the introduction of the BTL Y-wing starfighter. It had respectable speed and was armed with two laser cannons.

The Toscan fighter was designed well before the Clone Wars as an open-frame starfighter for other shipyards to modify in order to fill varous starfighter roles. The original model had only basic shields, hyperdrive, navicomputer, and weapon system, but extensive space was left for heavier weapons, additional crew, greater cargo capacity - whatever improvements were desired. However due to the high cost of modifications and the fact that most shipyards preferred to modify their own models, the program was a horrible failure. Only a few hundred were bought by various shipyards as test vehicles - the rest were sold at discount to private buyers, who most of the time didn't have resources to modify the ship to its full potential. 

Although obsolete in times of the Galactic Empire, the 8-Q served as a capable member of many pirate forces and private defense fleets, especially in less-developed areas of the galaxy, particularly the Outer Rim, Wild Space, and the Unknown Regions. The m'Yalfor'ac Order made use of some customized Tocsan 8-Q fighters, where the hyperdrive was removed to improve speed and firepower.

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