Planetary defense interceptor
SSF 21D Cutlass Mk. II
Approx. 6 meters long
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R2 was a SSF 21D Cutlass Mk. II in the Terran Defense Authority during the Proxima Wars. In 2052 it was under the command of Major Sven Erikson and assigned to the 3rd Mars Interceptors at Syrtis Major, Mars. That year, during the Battle for Mars, it became famous for the actions of Erikson.
When the R2 was refuelling, its bay was hit by a Proximan warhead. Erikson launched the R2 at maximum speed before refuelling was complete, resulting in two enemy ships destroyed and giving the rest of the squadron enough time to assemble and launch.