|Garuda Class Fighter|
|Role:||Multi-Purpose Fighter/Patrol Craft|
|Power Plant:||Fusion Reactor|
|Main FTL Propulsion:||Axial mounted Slipstream drive|
|Sub-Light Propulsion:||Aft-Mounted MP Drive|
Point Defense Laser
|Chronological and General Info|
|Era(s):||Systems Commonwealth, Long Night, New Systems Commonwealth|
The Garuda class is a long range patrol and assault starfighter craft that was popular among Home Guard units, especially Nietzscheans, prior to the fall of the Commonwealth. Garuda class vessels, while normally dependent on their carrier capital ships in the pre-fall eras have usually been subject to modifications after the fall of the Systems Commonwealth. In the post-fall era, Garuda class ships are still a Nietzschean favorite, though generally better suited for more independent operations than their pre-fall counterparts, including a small axial-mounted slipstream drive, some form of particle or plasma weaponry arrays, more efficient power generators and life support systems. Ammunition bays and weapon hardpoints are typically external and modular, with reloading and weapon exchanges performed by automated machinery.
- The Garuda is a bird or bird-like creature appearing in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, the mount of Vishnu. It is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila, the Latin for "eagle".