One of the more fundamental changes the Texas Rangers made to the F-2 Star Fury was a reduction in the massive series of fuel tanks that fed the rocket engines of the old F-101 Fury. Pre-War fusion torch drives were far more fuel efficient than those Pre-Contact rockets, so the Rangers could remove multiple tanks while still receiving fighters with longer legs than their older cousins. The Rangers then created a small living and storage space behind the cockpit, allowing the Rangers to step back from the controls and relax during long interplanetary patrols. The storage locker was large enough to store the Ranger’s personal arms and armor, and a separate bay in the Star Fury’s belly housed a small jeep for planetary patrolling. Yes, the Ranger Star Fury could fight well, but the Rangers wanted a patrol craft, and many consider it one of the best patrol craft ever fielded by the Republic of Texas.