The bane of Jedi pilots and the nightmares of all others who step inside a cockpit. The ZEV "Predator" fighter makes up the bulk of the Sith one fighter fleet. Very fast and very maneuverable, it can overtake any Republic ship and match any Jedi ship. While not overly armed, with four light turbo-lasers and 1 torpedo launcher, it is not a powerhouse but it's speed and maneuverability more than make up for this. With a fully functional hyperdrive engine, it is fully capable of making jumps into battle without the need for a command carrier. While not the best shielded fighter in the galaxy, it is far better than those employed by the SLI and at least as good as those used in Republic fighters. The forward shields are actually better than the rear shields because piolts are expected to always be on the attack and never on the defense. Like Jedi ships, Sith fighters allow for direct interface between the pilot and ship through the force but unlike the Jedi, who use force crystals to interface with the ship, Sith use command collars, devices that actually insert themselves into the pilots spine.
design (c) to me
with the help of Wolf Shipyards and Captain Shade