|Place of Origin||Etruria|
|Service Dates||2116 to Present|
|Length||14 m||47 ft|
|Wingspan||8 m||26 ft|
|Height||4 m||13 ft|
|Weight||4,349 kg||9,558 lb|
|Max. Takeoff||11,187kg||24,664 lb|
|Power Plant|| 2 x ACE Aggressor Turboprop |
5,000 lb thrust (ea.)
|Speed||1,700 km/h||1,060 mph|
|Rate of Climb||175 m/s||34,400 ft/min|
|Ceiling||15,800 m||51,800 ft|
|Range||3,720 km||2,010 nm|
|Guns||2× 20 mmn cannon|
|Bombs||225/900 kg||500/2000 lb|
The Percussi (Etrurian: Striker) are light supersonic interceptor fighters operated by the Etrurian Aeolancea Imperi capable providing interceptor defense and air superiority. The Percussi is the final development of the Attonbiti (Etrurian: Thunder-struck), Etruria's first jet aircraft. It is used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record.
The Percussi was designed as the centerpiece of the Etrurian air defense model. Under this concept, extremely fast and agile fighters would be used in conjunction with early warning radar to quickly destroy enemy aircraft. In particular, Etruria needed a superior high speed fighter that could intercept an attack launched from Antara.
The Attonbiti was Etruria's first jet powered aircraft and unfortunately provided insufficient performance to fulfill the interceptor role. Furthermore, the Odessan Me 26, on which the Attonbiti was based could not provide the time on target performance required to intercept a short notice Antaran attack. The Percussi built upon knowledge gained from the Attonbiti. Its thin swept delta wings are stronger and far superior in supersonic flight than traditional designs. Its twin next generation jet engines provide survivability and increased performance. In addition its outstanding weight to thrust ratio provides unmatched time to climb and top end performance. In addition, the advanced avionics and weapon systems, operated by the on-board weapon systems officer, are a considerable advantage in combat.
The Percussi is a low maintenance, light weight, and efficient aircraft. It is of conventional configuration, with a small, low, long-chord wing, a single vertical stabilizer, and tricycle undercarriage. The aircraft seats a pilot and weapons systems officer in tandem, and has intakes for its two turbojet engines at the wing roots. Unlike earlier Etrurian aircraft designs, the Percussi features a pressurized, heated and air conditioned cockpit and rocket-powered ejection seat. The Percussi needs as little as 2,300 feet of runway to take off and can climb from sea level to nearly 30,000 feet in one minute. The aircraft is highly maneuverable and capable of 720 degrees of roll per second.