The Scythe fast corvette is a deep-space capable attack ship designed for planetary system patrol. Fast and agile, it packs an impressive punch with two raptor guns in single mounts and two double raptor and single lancer guns in composite mounts on either side of the hull. It also carries 24 disruptor missiles fired through four missile tubes in the nose and two in the stern. Crewed by 8 to 12 sailors, it is also equipped with an extensive array of planetary and orbital sensors.
Most Scythes are employed on the Rim in service of corporate navies, although some, inevitably, have fallen into pirate and marauder hands.