The Gunstar from The Last Starfighter is an amazing craft, fitted with several lasers, a proton beam, and several banks of photon bolts. It has been known to win desperate battles against incredible odds. Its tandem control system allows a navigator to pilot and maintain the craft while the starfighter focuses on delivering the formidable weaponry. One Gunstar in particular was fitted with a prototype weapon known as Death Blossom. In the battle for Rylos against the Ko-Dan Armada, it eliminated what was left of the Armada’s fighter compliment. The ship is still used as a front line fighter in protecting the frontier to this day.
Or so I’d like to imagine.