The Sentri class medium fighter
is the primary fighter of the Centauri Republic
in the fictional universe of Babylon 5
. A highly advanced design, the Sentri is extremely fast and maneuverable, and can outfly even the best EarthForce
fighters. Only the Minbari Nial-Class fighter
is faster and more maneuverable. However, the Sentri's speed comes at a price: the fighter has thin armor plating. The Sentri is thus highly vulnerable to direct hits from enemy ships and even a single shot from an enemy fighter can destroy it. The Sentri is capable of flying both in space and in a planetary atmosphere. It is also equipped with a sophisticated autopilot system which can fly the fighter even when the pilot has blacked out in an extreme maneuver during battle.