The Apparition was the first Systems alliance fighter to be designed with beam weapons as its primary weapons, but wasn't the first deployed with them. The ASF-05 Specter B Variant saw production before the Apparition.
With advances in energy efficiency and new technology the Apparition is the smallest fighter the SA ever managed to develop. Its far more maneuverable the the Specter and much faster. Its shield system is tired directly into the reactor giving them a much higher rating then any other SA fighter craft.
The reactor is a modified ExoShell Ultracompact Fusion Reactor, which provides more then enough power for the fighter. The excess power is stored and then vented to keep the craft from over heating. The stored power can be used for extra speed, fire power or stronger shields. But this function can only be maintained for a short time or those systems start over heating and malfunctioning. So long as its excess power is vented the craft is a highly stable weapons platform.
Double Beam GunsEdit
rapid fire beam weapons who fire power matches a Heavy Laser Cannon, but has the fire rate of blaster cannons. These weapons were at first only seen on capital ships and heavy shuttles, but advances in the technology has shrunk the weapons to where they can be equipped on starfighters.
They mostly fire anti fighter missiles, but a good gunner could use them to fair effect against a light capital ship.