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M3-A Scyk fighter
Production information
Manufacturer

MandalMotors[1]

Class

Light Interceptor

Cost

75,000 credits (35,000 used)[1]

Technical specifications




Maximum
atmospheric speed

950 km/h[1]

Hyperdrive rating

x2[1]

Shielding

Equipped

Navigation system

None[1]

Armament

Laser cannons (2)[1]

Crew

1[1]

Passengers

0[1]

Cargo capacity

110 kg[1]

Consumables

2 weeks[1]

Usage



Era(s)
Affiliation

The M3-A Scyk fighter was a light interceptor, the lightest of all the starfighter designs produced by its Mandalorian manufacturer, MandalMotors. It was named after the Scyk lizard of Tatooine.

CharacteristicsEdit

Scyk2

The Style 2 Scyk

Although the Scyk barely provided more amenities to its pilot than a TIE/LN starfighter did, it had two strong points - it was cheap and its weapon mount was designed to handle nearly anything. Its standard equipment consisted of a weapon, an engine, a reactor, a capacitor and a weak shield generator. Its laser cannon could be easily swapped for an ion cannon, concussion missiles or a proton torpedo launcher. Large organizations used this versatility to create wings of starfighters with complementary weapon mixes, while individual pilots benefited by replacing or upgrading damaged weapons anywhere in the galaxy. Apart from that, it had very little room for modifications and additional equipment, and was not able to fit a booster or a flight computer in addition to its default equipment, which made its pilots rely on allied ships to plot a hyperspace jump.[1]

VariantsEdit

There were two basic variations on the M3-A Scyk design, the main difference being that the second, less common design had an elongated section of the wings protrude forward past the cockpit. The difference in design had no known consequences on the performance of the starfighter.

The design of the Scyk starfighter was used as the basis for its successor model, the G1-M4-C Dunelizard fighter.

HistoryEdit

M3-A Scyk fighter

A M3-A Scyk in flight

The Scyk fighter was designed shortly after the Clone Wars. During the Empire it was produced under unusual circumstances because MandalMotors was not allowed to do business under the auspices of the Galactic Empire until an Imperial "adviser" was placed on the company's board of directors. Although MandalMotors operated under the supervision of the Galactic Empire, deception and bribery allowed it to produce ships for such organizations as the Hutt clans and Zann Consortium. The Scyk fighter was one of the biggest sellers to such groups, as it was dangerous enough to be worthwhile, but not advanced enough to attract Imperial attention. The production of this ship stopped around the time Alliance to Restore the Republic became active.[1]

Smugglers and thugs in employ of the Hutt cartels or similar organizations loved the Scyk fighter for its essential traits of speed and maneuverability. In the hands of a skilled pilot the M3-A Scyk fighter was a deadly weapon. Pilots of the Black Sun learned this in the Battle of Tansarii Point Station in which many of them were killed by spacers hired by the Car'das authorities who were in charge of security aboard the station. The spacers flew a completely unmodified M3-A Scyk fighter, relying only on skills and maneuverability.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Scyk starfighter was the starter ship in Star Wars Galaxies, which was given to the player aboard the Tansarii Point Station as part of the initial tutorial for the game prior to it's closure on December 15, 2011. It was the starter ship for all non-factional pilot squads. A "heavy" version of this fighter (more mass for better equipment; does not hinder performance) was also available.

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Hutt starship classes
Transports
Borvo the Hutt's freighter · Hutt Merchant Ship
Hutt shuttle · Minstrel-class space yacht
Rimrunner · Torkil Mux's spaceship
YZ 3000 tanker · Zorba Express
Carriers
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Starfighters
Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter · Batil fighter
Borvo the Hutt's starfighter · G1-M4-C Dunelizard fighter
HH-87 Starhopper · Intruder-class starfighter
M3-A Scyk fighter · M12-L Kimogila heavy fighter
Z-95 Headhunter
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M22-T Krayt gunship
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Ubrikkian Frigate
Cruisers
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Azalus-class Hutt dreadnaught
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Hutt jumpgate · Hutt war-yacht
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Mandalorian starship classes
Transports
Aka'jor-class shuttle · Kiltirin-class dungeon ship
Kom'rk-class fighter/transport · Mandalorian dungeon ship
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Meteor-class Q-Carrier · Neo-Crusader Q-Carrier
Shaadlar-type troopship · Stathas-class freighter · Tra'kad
Starfighters
Basilisk war droid · Bes'uliik · Cabur-class starfighter
Davaab-type starfighter · G1-M4-C Dunelizard fighter
Gladiator-class assault fighter · M3-A Scyk fighter
M12-L Kimogila heavy fighter · Mando-Verpine Assault Fighter
StarViper-class attack platform · Vyrhawk fighter-bomber
Patrol ships
Pursuer-class enforcement ship
Gunships
Teroch-type gunship
Corvettes
Crusader-class corvette
Cruisers
Mandalorian cruiser · Mandalorian warship
Venator-class Star Destroyer
Battleships
Jehavey'ir-type assault ship · Kandosii-type dreadnaught · Keldabe-class battleship
Kyramud-type battleship · Spirit of Vengeance
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