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The '''Sentri class medium fighter''' is a fast but lightly armed aerospace fighter deployed by the [[Centauri Republic|Centauri]] military. [[House Tavari Armaments]] located at [[Hevaria Orbital Shipyards]] over [[Tolonius VII]] is responsible for manufacturing this class of vessel.
 
The '''Sentri class medium fighter''' is a fast but lightly armed aerospace fighter deployed by the [[Centauri Republic|Centauri]] military. [[House Tavari Armaments]] located at [[Hevaria Orbital Shipyards]] over [[Tolonius VII]] is responsible for manufacturing this class of vessel.
   
Posessing greater maneuverability and acceleration than comparable craft such as the [[Earthforce]] [[Starfury]], Centauri pilots have been known to perform drastic and stressful maneuvers that will cause them to pass out, passing control over to the autopilot to complete the maneuver and bring the fighter around to a superior tactical position. <ref>[[The Fall of Night]]</ref>
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== Overview ==
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Possessing greater maneuverability and acceleration than comparable craft such as the [[Earthforce]] [[Starfury]], Centauri pilots have been known to perform drastic and stressful maneuvers that will cause them to pass out, passing control over to the autopilot to complete the maneuver and bring the fighter around to a superior tactical position.<ref>[[The Fall of Night]]</ref>
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== History ==
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Sentri fighters as well as [[Vorchan]] cruisers were part of the escort that accompanied [[Centauri]] [[Emperor]] [[Turhan]] on his visit to [[Babylon 5]] in [[2259]].<ref name="tcos">[[The Coming of Shadows]]</ref>
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Fighters of this class participated heavily in the second [[Narn-Centauri War]]. They were part of the fleet that jumped into the [[Quadrant 14]] to established Centauri presence after Shadows utterly destroyed the Narn defenses in that sector. <ref name="tcos" /> Many Sentri fighters were also present during the Centauri orbital bombardment of [[Narn homeworld]] in 2259.<ref>[[The Long, Twilight Struggle]]</ref>
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Sentri fighters were among the ships that attended Babylon 5 decommissioning ceremony in [[2262]].<ref name="sil" />
   
 
== Additional characteristics ==
 
== Additional characteristics ==
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== Behind the Scenes ==
 
== Behind the Scenes ==
The ship was designed by [[Mark Kochinski]] of [[Foundation Imaging]]. The early design of the ship featured blocky cockpit which was later redesigned to become more rounded. <ref name="b5s">[http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scrolls/B5Scrolls.htm#Screen2_10_4 Sentri fighter at B5Scrolls]</ref> An updated version of the fighter designed by CG Artist [[Jose Perez]] appeared in [[The Lost Tales]] - [[Voices in the Dark]]. <ref>[http://www.fxstation.com/babylon5/ Jose Perez Official Site - Portfolio]</ref>
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The ship was designed by [[Mark Kochinski]] of [[Foundation Imaging]]. The early design of the ship featured blocky cockpit which was later redesigned to become more rounded.<ref name="b5s">[http://www.b5scrolls.com/#Screen2_05_3 Sentri fighter at B5Scrolls]</ref> An updated version of the fighter designed by CG Artist [[Jose Perez]] appeared in [[The Lost Tales]] - [[Voices in the Dark]].<ref>[http://www.fxstation.com/babylon5/ Jose Perez Official Site - Portfolio]</ref><ref name="b5s" />
   
 
== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==
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=== Babylon 5 TV Series ===
 
=== Babylon 5 TV Series ===
==== [[Babylon 5: Season Two|The Coming of Shadows]] ====
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* "[[The Coming of Shadows]]"
 
* "[[The Coming of Shadows]]"
 
* "[[Acts of Sacrifice]]"
 
* "[[Acts of Sacrifice]]"
 
* "[[And Now For a Word]]"
 
* "[[And Now For a Word]]"
 
* "[[The Long, Twilight Struggle]]"
 
* "[[The Long, Twilight Struggle]]"
==== [[Babylon 5: Season Three|Point of No Return]] ====
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:[[Babylon 5: Season Three|Point of No Return]]
 
* "[[Dust to Dust]]" <small>(Retrospective)</small>
 
* "[[Dust to Dust]]" <small>(Retrospective)</small>
==== [[Babylon 5: Season Four|No Surrender, No Retreat]] ====
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:[[Babylon 5: Season Four|No Surrender, No Retreat]]
 
* "[[The Hour of the Wolf]]"
 
* "[[The Hour of the Wolf]]"
 
* "[[The Summoning]]"
 
* "[[The Summoning]]"
 
* "[[Falling Toward Apotheosis]]"
 
* "[[Falling Toward Apotheosis]]"
==== [[Babylon 5: Season Five|Wheel of Fire]] ====
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:[[Babylon 5: Season Five|Wheel of Fire]]
 
* "[[The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari]]" <small>(Retrospective)</small>
 
* "[[The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari]]" <small>(Retrospective)</small>
 
* "[[Sleeping in Light]]"
 
* "[[Sleeping in Light]]"
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* Sentri's entry at archived website of unreleased computer game [[Babylon 5: Into the Fire (Game)|Babylon 5: Into the Fire]], which canon status is not verified, states the dimensions of fighter are as following: Length: 20m, Beam: 33m, Draught: 9m. <ref>[http://www.firstones.com/b5games/sim/sim_dockingbay.html Into The Fire - Archived website] <small>(Canon status uncertain)</small></ref>
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* The Sentri's entry at the archived website of the unreleased computer game [[Babylon 5: Into the Fire (Game)|''Into the Fire'']] states the dimensions of fighter are as following: Length: 20m, Beam: 33m, Draught: 9m.<ref>[http://www.firstones.com/b5games/sim/sim_dockingbay.html Into The Fire - Archived website]</ref>
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}

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The Sentri class medium fighter is a fast but lightly armed aerospace fighter deployed by the Centauri military. House Tavari Armaments located at Hevaria Orbital Shipyards over Tolonius VII is responsible for manufacturing this class of vessel.

Overview Edit

Possessing greater maneuverability and acceleration than comparable craft such as the Earthforce Starfury, Centauri pilots have been known to perform drastic and stressful maneuvers that will cause them to pass out, passing control over to the autopilot to complete the maneuver and bring the fighter around to a superior tactical position.[3]

History Edit

Sentri fighters as well as Vorchan cruisers were part of the escort that accompanied Centauri Emperor Turhan on his visit to Babylon 5 in 2259.[4]

Fighters of this class participated heavily in the second Narn-Centauri War. They were part of the fleet that jumped into the Quadrant 14 to established Centauri presence after Shadows utterly destroyed the Narn defenses in that sector. [4] Many Sentri fighters were also present during the Centauri orbital bombardment of Narn homeworld in 2259.[5]

Sentri fighters were among the ships that attended Babylon 5 decommissioning ceremony in 2262.[1]

Additional characteristics Edit

ITF icon The following is based on Babylon 5: Into the Fire.

The fighter was specifically designed for speed, maneuverability, easy mass-production and meant to complement the large, slow Primus class battle cruisers. Unlike most other fighters, the Sentri was not expected to engage in deepspace combat independently. Instead, Sentri squadrons were used to defend the Primus formations against flank and rear attacks.

The fighter's speed and maneuverability allowed Centauri pilots to maneuver in and around the Primus formations, quickly moving to answer flanking threats with some support from the Primus' side-firing guns. Combining Sentri's fast interception speed with the Primus' heavy firepower, making Centauri formations very difficult for opposing forces to ambush.

They have also proven adept at supporting Vorchan class medium warships though the Vorchans themselves don't feature fighter support facilities, limiting the effective range of such formations to within a few jumps of a base or mothership.

Capable of both atmospheric and non-atmospheric flight, it was one of the largest and most powerful fighters in either environment.

The Sentri's relatively light armaments can work to its disadvantage when faced with superior numbers.

Behind the Scenes Edit

The ship was designed by Mark Kochinski of Foundation Imaging. The early design of the ship featured blocky cockpit which was later redesigned to become more rounded.[6] An updated version of the fighter designed by CG Artist Jose Perez appeared in The Lost Tales - Voices in the Dark.[7][6]

Appearances Edit

Notes Edit

  • The Sentri's entry at the archived website of the unreleased computer game Into the Fire states the dimensions of fighter are as following: Length: 20m, Beam: 33m, Draught: 9m.[8]

References Edit

Other Sources Edit


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