Arcea's two main fighter aircraft. The Raven shows a huge change in design philosophy from the Bullfighter it has begun to replace. The Bullfighter is a remnant from the Imperial era, originally produced with steam powered engines. Designed around it's powerful nose canons and thick armour, its purpose was to provide accurate direct fire support and intercept lighter airships and scouts.
In recent years, countries such as South Arcea, Dahomey and Shirudo have begun designing lighter and more mobile fighters based around blackpowder engines capable of transonic speeds. The Raven was designed primarily as a means of countering South Arcean designs. The program slowed down in the 1790's as relations between the South Arcean's and Arcea began to improve. The introduction of the Shirudo Cyclone changed this, and by 1801, the Raven was being mass produced.
Compared to the Cyclone Brigadier, the Raven is slower and has less firepower, not that is a slow poke with no teeth by any means. It is significantly more maneuverable than its Shirudo counterpart and also has a sizable advantage in scramble speed. While range isn't exactly a priority either, it can go further than the Cyclone if needed.
It is the only operational light fighter in the continental alliance, with the Corinthian's and North Ghurrkans using fighters more in line with the Bullfighter.
Anyways, jet Spitfire anyone?