The Interstellar Axis Space Force's top line recon and intelligence gathering craft. Information is a key to success in battle and in galactic politics, and the need to gather up to date and accurate information is the reason for ships like the RPS-41D. The RPS-41D( Recon/ Patrol/ Surveilence ) uses assorted types of sensors, electronic & hyperwave eavesdropping systems, and tracking systems. With a crew of 3 to 6, depending on the mission, the RPS-41D is used to shadow threat forces' fleets, suspected pirates and other criminals, gather information on space traffic, map and scan local environments, eavesdrop on planetary communications, and even generally monitor whole systems. Using various stealth features ,well thought out flight paths, and excellent piloting skills, the RPS-41D can be almost invisible. For those times that trouble does find the RPS-41D, it has weapons for self-defense and to aid an escape. It is armed with two twin 7.6cm Plasmabolt cannon mounts with wide forward arcs, two front mounted 4cm Pulse Laser cannons in ball swivels, and one aft firing 3cm twin Pulse Laser cannon mount. The 45 meter wide RPS-41D has surprising speed and maneuverability for a craft it's size, almost on par with heavy fighters and attack craft. The FTL system has a maximum range of an estimated 500 light-years between between drive coil reset and recharge( 7 HRS), at a speed of 6.9 light years an hour. Most of these stats have been obtained from Axis Fleet open sources and may not reflect actual operational statistics.