F-302 FIGHTER

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The F-302 Fighter is a fictional spacecraft in the science fiction television show, Stargate SG-1. It is the production model of the X-302 prototype and the first production series craft using reverse-engineered knowledge of alien technology. 

F-302 OVERVIEW

Like its counterpart, the Goa'uld Death Glider, the F-302 is an unshielded, two-seat strike craft. Since Earth's technology is still less advanced than that of the Goa'uld, the F-302 is slower and less maneuverable than a glider, even though (or perhaps because) it possesses three different sets of sublight engines. However, one F-302 was still able to evade and defeat several squadrons of gliders. It is even bigger than a Glider. Some development work on the F-302 was shifted to the private sector such as the multi engine control systems, which were designed by Colson Aviation.
General Characteristics
Registry 302
Armaments

  
AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles
Unidentified cannon, 
possibly a railgun
Propulsion

 
Two Jet engines
Two aerospike engines
One rocket motor

 

The X-302 prototype also possessed a fourth engine, a hyperspace window generator (or more colloquially, a hyperdrive), which was the smallest of its kind due to its use of naqahdriah instead of the more-stable but less-powerful naqahdah. Unfortunately, the 302's hyperdrive engine currently does not work as intended, due to instability caused by the naqahdriah. The hyperdrive is only capable of short range tactical jumps. Production models are known to still be equipped with hyperdrives. Furthermore, its inertial dampener is only ninety percent effective when pulling negative G's. Also, the F-302's have a magnetic clamping landing gear system which allows them to clamp onto the hulls of ships.

Since Earth's efforts to create a directed energy weapon have so far proven unsuccessful, the F-302 is armed solely with a payload of modified air-to-air missiles. These modified AIM-120 AMRAAMs have a warhead enhanced with naqahdah and a shield modulator, which in theory allows the missile to bypass shields. The shield modulator proved ineffective against the Ori shields on the satellite weapon in the episode "Ethon". F-302s are also apparently armed with a pair of projectile cannons (though of an unspecified caliber and type), as seen in the Stargate Atlantis Season Two episode "The Intruder".

The F-302's first combat mission took place in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Fallen", when it was flown by Colonel O'Neill and Major Carter in a strike against Anubis mothership. In the episode "Lost City", several squadrons of F-302s commanded by Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell escorted the Prometheus to Antarctica, where they defended the cargo ship piloted by SG-1 against an attack wave of Al'kesh and Gliders.

It was discovered in "Ethon" that when an F-302 explodes, it causes an electromagnetic pulse created from the concussive force interfering artificial gravity created by its inertial dampeners.

Base Number of F-302 Fighters
Earth Unknown
Atlantis Believed to be at least 8
Alpha Site At least 3
Daedalus 16
Odyssey 16
Apollo 16

Base Number of F-302 Fighters Reason for Abandonment
Prometheus 8 Destroyed by an Ori satellite weapon
Six F-302's, Blue Squadron, were seen trying to destroy the Ori satellite on the Prometheusís final mission. Where the other two were at the time is unknown, but they are presumed to have been on board the Prometheus when it was destroyed.
Korelev 16 Destroyed by an Ori battlecruiser
Only one F-302 survived the destruction of the Korelev. It was piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell.
Gamma Site At least 3 Destroyed by self-destruct after being overrun by alien creatures
No F-302s survived the Gamma Site's self-destruct.
  
X-302
The X-302 Experimental Fighter was the prototype of the F-302. It resembled the X-301, but was built entirely from Earth-constructed components, using reverse-engineered knowledge of alien technology.

First seen in "Redemption", the X-302 has four sets of engines: two traditional jet engines, two aerospike engines, one rocket motor, and a naqahdriah-based hyperspace window generator. Its conventional engines are assisted by an inertial dampening system that allows the craft to achieve orbit. The first prototype was used to save the Earth from Anubis's plot to detonate the Earth Stargate with an Ancient weapon system. Although it was lost in the process and its hyperdrive turned out to be too unstable to use safely, the X-302 was considered a success and went into production as the F-302.
 
X-301
The X-301 Experimental Fighter is a fictional spacecraft in the science fiction television show, Stargate SG-1. The X-301 fighter visually resembles a cross between a Goa'uld Death Glider and a Nighthawk Stealth Fighter (F-117).

Only seen in the episode "Tangent", the X-301 was Earth's first attempt to reverse engineer Goa'uld technology. The initial design of the craft used some components directly from two Death Gliders which almost proved fatal to its passengers when a preprogrammed booby trap sent the craft into outer space during a test flight. It did, however, pave the way for the development of the X-302 and X-303.

Unlike the later X-302, the X-301 was little more than a captured Goa'uld Death Glider that had been retrofitted to accommodate human technology. Earth engineers were unable to understand many of its systems (particularly the energy weapons), forcing them to remove or replace whatever they could not make functional. As such, the X-301 was equipped with a pair of naqahdah-enhanced AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles modified with shield frequency modulators, which Major Carter believed could take out a Goa'uld mothership. Unfortunately, the technicians analyzing the Death Glider failed to discover a hidden 'recall device' which the System Lord Apophis had installed in his Death Gliders following Teal'c's betrayal. After Colonel O'Neill and Teal'c were rescued from the runaway craft during its first test flight, further work on the X-301 prototype was abandoned in favor of the X-302. While the fate of the X-301 craft is unknown, it was most likely left in space.