Bhurak nar Caxki

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Bhurak nar Caxki
(Died 2654.132)
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Callsign Bhurak Starkiller
Place of death McAuliffe
Allegiance Empire of Kilrah
Years of service -2654


Bhurak nar Caxki, aka "Bhurak Starkiller", was a Kilrathi fighter ace. He flew the Salthi light fighter. In 2654, Bhurak was the best known Kilrathi ace and was regarded by other Kilrathi as the finest living pilot in the Vega Sector. Bhurak was an excellent pilot and marksman and possessed great reflexes. He was credited with 64 kills during his career. Terran Confederation psychological profiles indicated that he was addicted to speed, thrills and sport. He was also believed to have a survival instinct. Confederation pilots were advised to engage Bhurak with superior numbers or to defend against him in a style he would not find fun, such as staying motionless and spinning to keep him in sight. He was featured in Pilot Profiles in April 2654.

Bhurak Starkiller flew his entire career in a Salthi Light Fighter, despite the craft's relative inferiority compared to Confederation fighters.

On 2654.132, TCS Tiger's Claw pilots Christopher Blair and James Taggart encountered Bhurak while escorting a Drayman tanker in the McAuliffe System. During this encounter, Blair engaged and shot down Bhurak after the Kilrathi had failed to destroy the transport.

Pilot Tactics

The following table is taken from the Wing Commander I & II - The Ultimate Strategy Guide.

Enemy Near

No Damage - 60% try to tail; 40% strafe attack
Medium Damage - 60% try to tail; 40% strafe attack
Almost Destroyed -100% run away at full afterburners

Enemy Slow

No Damage - 80% strafe attack; 20% get distance
Medium Damage - 50% strafe attack; 50% try to tail
Almost Destroyed -100% run away at full afterburners

Enemy Far

No Damage -100% intercept enemy fighter
Medium Damage -100% intercept enemy fighter
Almost Destroyed -100% run away at full afterburners

Enemy Tailing

No Damage - 50% fish hook; 50% corkscrew
Medium Damage - 75% kick and stop; 25% turn and kick
Almost Destroyed -100% run away at full afterburners

Head-to-Head

No Damage - 60% zip past; 40% strafe and roll
Medium Damage - 60% zip past; 40% strafe and roll
Almost Destroyed -100% run away at full afterburners

On Enemy Tail

No Damage -100% tail fire
Medium Damage -100% tail fire
Almost Destroyed -100% tail fire

Missile Coming

No Damage - 50% kill missile; 50% turn and kick
Medium Damage - 50% kill missile; 50% turn and kick
Almost Destroyed -100% run away at full afterburners

Laser Hit

No Damage - 50% kick; 50% turn and kick
Medium Damage - 50% hard brake; 50% turn and kick
Almost Destroyed -100% run away at full afterburners

Enemy Destroyed

No Damage -100% gloat
Medium Damage -100% veer away
Almost Destroyed -100% veer away