The Banshee is fitted with twin VTOL turbofans that provide an adequate thrust to cost ratio, and a fantail rotor assembly for steering and banking. The turbofans are sturdy, simple in design, and relatively easy to maintain, but only suitable for atmospheric flight. They do allow for indefinite loitering with minimal noise, which is perfect for stealth operations.
The response towards the inception of the inflexible AH/G-24 was somewhat underwhelming, and the aircraft was relegated to backwater duties. Going forward, Procyon Industries integrated a fully pressurized cockpit and an oxygen generator into the Banshee’s design, allowing for quick orbital deployments to more efficiently support troops on the ground, and to strike at targets of opportunity.
Air-to-ground rockets with a high-explosive, plasteel-lined warhead designed to burn through the heaviest neosteel plating known to man. The shoddy guidance systems in these munitions, coupled with massive collateral damage in urban settings, have earned the craft an infamous reputation as a Dominion terror weapon
. While little can be done to change the public’s perception of the Banshee, it has a permanent place in the airforce due to its low cost and easy maintenance.
Initially, salvaged Wraith cloaking devices were jury-rigged onto the AH/G-24’s fuselage, turning the ship into a formidable stealth raider. Impressed by the craft’s effectiveness, the Dominion developed the DN51, a top of the line cloak generator that offered higher uptime, tighter field cohesion, and a more significant light refraction index than its predecessor. The DN51 turned the Banshee into the Dominion’s stealth darling, and it is widely rumored that special teams are on standby to recover DN51 units from any Banshees that end up missing in action.