The heavy end of Hawkers trio of small fighters, the Rapier addresses some of the limitations that cripple the Cutlass
. A cargo bay that is almost double the size of its counterpart addresses the limited shielding and a pair of Class 3 cannons gives it a more potent punch. The Rapier is viewed as a good all rounder; whilst not as quick as the Cutlass
it is nothing like as flimsy and consequently it has the staying power to extricate itself from trouble if things get too hot. Although originally commissioned by the military, the Rapier is often seen in civilian guise but when this is the case it is often employed in an anti-social manner.