T1 A Shira class fighter is a weaponised feline aircraft adopted early at Great Race War. It was originally devised to combat the Crystal Guard temple cruisers during the opening Battle of Midgård.
The origin of a personal aircraft made the shira ideal for a military conversion. The ship was outfitted with a medium pulse cannon and a fire control system. With these modifications completed, she was quickly adapted for a combat use. As an added bonus, the pilots were already familiar with the craft due to its background use.
The pilot controls the craft from a prone position. This is due to minimize the g – forces and to harness their natural flexibility. The downside of the prone controls is the lack of an ejection seat. The stabilizers provide the ship with lift. They also increase the flight stability. Thrust is provided by a single engine. This assured that the ship was agile and relatively fast. The design of the aircraft mirrors the pilot’s survival as an integral part of its military. Due to this, the cockpit is designed to function as an escape pod in the event the craft becomes unsteerable.
// History – Shira class Fighter
Pre- great race war
As an aerial vehicle, the T1-A Shira enjoyed a widespread use by the felines before the war.
The great race war
Battle of Midgård
The Shira was adopted during the Battle of Midgård. The first squadron, designated Knave Team prevented many of the Canine Transports from escaping city. They also succesfully destroyed many Temple Cruisers. The vehicle was quickly converted into a military use, adding a pre-fabricated medium pulse cannon to its ventral section, as well as “plug and play” fire control system.