The “Scythe” is the official United Empire of EarthNavy (UEEN) designation for a standard fighter operated by Vanduul forces. Having been encountered by Humans for decades, they have become visually synonymous with the terror of Vanduul raids. Specialty spacecraft manufacturer Esperia produces a flyable replica of the Scythe, and is used as an aggressor in UEEN training units. Esperia has made an extremely limited number of Scythe replicas available to civilian hobbyists. Some pilots who capture Vanduul Scythes convert them for Human use, often with the aid of Esperia's resources.