The Helghast Strike Fighter is large, bulky, and heavily armed. Its large size is to aid in its space flight, it is unknown if it needs to be carried into space or given boosters for orbital escape vectors. It is power by a large anti-gravity ring granting it unlimited VTOL abilities and has several powerful thrusts placed along its body granting it full combat maneuverability in space. The design seems focused on carrying nuclear weapons into battle. The craft is very powerful as carrying Red Dust was an easy task for this craft as it performed a VTOL take off and was fully armed.
The Strike Fighter has a crew of 2 plus room for several passengers behind the cockpit. Its size is at least twice as large as the Overlord dropship, and has a large number of thrusters positioned on all sides for directional flight in space. It uses a tandem seating similar to a helicopter gunship with the pilot in back and gunner in the front. The ability to pilot the strike fight is straightforward and easy to master as even the ISA remnant who were fluent in Helghast language were able to fly them into battle and return to Vekta.