A heavy starfighter capable of carrying its own weight in external ordnance. While the model may be obsolete among front-line space forces, the sheer lifting power of the old spaceframe makes it popular among second line forces and outer rim mercenaries. A-16 and A-17 versions included. The older A-16 is much loved by pilots as she had faster, more reliable targeting sensors than the later A-17, which replaced those sensors with more compact models and increased forward firepower.
Loosely based on the Manta from Stewart Cowley's Terran Trade Authority works.
Update - added NoOrdnance versions which can use the external ordnance files.