The R-41 Starchaser was a multi-role starfighter manufactured by Hoersch-Kessel Drive, Inc. The Starchaser was built as a solid starfighter capable of competing with the Z-95 Headhunter. It had a good balance of speed, weapons and durability, but lacked heavy armor or internal hull bracing, which often made it vulnerable to well-placed enemy hits. It had a slight advantage over the Z-95 Headhunter with its ion cannons, and in the hands of expert pilots could pose a considerable threat even to newer starfighters, as was the case in the clash between raiders and the Horde. They were used by the Coalition of Independent States.