The SA-23J Mitchell-Hyundyne Starfury "Thunderbolt", or Starfury Mk3 is an Earthforce aerospace superiority fighter craft manufactured by Mitchell-Hyundyne.
The Thunderbolt was first deployed in 2260, the same year the Earth Alliance Civil War broke out.
Unlike previous production model Starfurys, this fighter is capable of atmospheric manoeuvring through the use of deployable airfoils mounted on the main engine pods. This fighter also has a crew of two who sit in the traditional fighter plane position and operate the controls using a combination of hand, foot, eye and voice commands.
In addition to the pulse cannons this fighter also has hardpoints for up to 10 extra weapons (Usually missiles) so this fighter also serves as a light bomber for planetary strikes.
|Earthforce Ship Classes|
|Olympus class corvette Hyperion-class heavy cruiser Nova-class dreadnought Omega-class destroyer Advanced Omega-class destroyer Template:Warlock|
|SA-23E Starfury SA-23J Thunderbolt Stealth Starfury Heavy Starfury Badger-class Starfury|
|Earthforce One Magnum heavy lifter Breaching pod Troop Transport Kestrel Class Atmospheric Shuttle Crew Shuttle|
|Aegis orbital defense platform Life pod Work pod Gunship Explorer class ship Cotten class Deep Penetration Tender Shadow Hybrid|