As the Vorgol Directorate's industrial centres suffered a series of punishing air raids, the Spectre's mass production assumed a greater urgency. Originally conceived as jet fighters, these aircraft were fitted with the best available powerplants and distributed immediately. The gamble paid off when the Spectres proved they had both the firepower to destroy the largest bombers and the performance to match their best escorts. On hearing the distinctive scream of the Spectre's supercharged engines, many emboldened defenders now say, "That is the sound of victory!"
- The Spectre's unusual layout reflects the valuable lessons learned during its development. The swept back wings, streamlined engine cowlings and bullet-shaped propeller hubs reduce drag and increase top speed.
- The six-bladed propellors have a very high revolving speed, giving the Spectre an exceptional rate of climb and acceleration - important traits for any high-altitude interceptor.
- The domed cockpit gives good all-round visibility, and the lack of empennage behind it makes bailing out less hazardous.
- The four nose-mounted cannons are easily aimed, need no interruptor gear, and provide superb firepower. Barrels are longer than usual, increasing range and accuracy.
- Spectres currently in service may be refitted with jet engines when they are available. Further planned refinements include ejector seats and additional rocket armament.