The Republic of Texas Rangers felt a need to increase the combat capabilities of their F-2 Star Furies when The War came upon us all, so they upgraded their fighters with a pair of external hard points similar to those being added to other Texas starfighters. These could be used to carry heavy anti-ship weapons, though in practice the Rangers most often did so only when taking part in a major fleet engagement. They’ve found far more inventive uses for the hard points over the decades, from expanded fuel tanks to ground attack weapons. Some have even deployed entire ground attack teams or vehicles, while others carried powerful scanners for deep space exploration missions or ECM systems that can fool even enemy capital ships. There is an entire industry devoted to providing every possible wish a Ranger might have when it comes to using those hard points, and many fortunes have been made and lost doing so.