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SF-5C Starsparrow | by peterlmorris
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SF-5C Starsparrow

The Starsparrow was one of several fighters in the ambitious 'microfighter' project. The goal was to lower costs while improving firepower and performance over older fighters such as the Banshee and Eagle. However, the technology never worked as promised, and only the Lancer came close to its design parameters.

 

The failure of the project led directly to the loss of billions of lives.

 

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Taken on October 14, 2008