Dorkir-class transport

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Dorkir
WC1-Dorkir.png
Type Transport
Primary User Empire of Kilrah
General Characteristics
Length 104 meters
Mass 2,000 tonnes
Performance
Maximum Yaw 2 dps
Maximum Pitch 2 dps
Maximum Roll 2 dps
Acceleration Bad
Velocity
Cruise 100 kps
Maximum 150 kps
Armament
Turrets
Turreted Laser
Default Missile Loadout
Porcupine Mines (3)
Components
Decoys None
Jump Drive Yes
Defense
Shields
Fore 17 cm equivalent
Aft 10 cm equivalent
Armor
Front 9 cm
Rear 6 cm
Right 9 cm
Left 9 cm
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Dorkir-class Target Identification, circa 2654.]]
Source Claw Marks



Dorkir-class line drawing from Joan's Fighting Spacecraft.


The Dorkir was a Kilrathi transport. It was included in Joan's Fighting Spacecraft Vega Sector Supplement for 2654.092.

Like its Terran counterpart, the Drayman-class, the Dorkir is a jack-of-all-trades which uses multiple configurations. Among those encountered to date:

  • Freighter/Tanker: The two most common layouts for any class of transport.
  • Command Staff: Equipped with an additional communications and sensor suite, this version of the transport is used by high ranking officers to coordinate system-wide military efforts. The Confederation invasion of the Kurosawa System was bolstered by an early strike against a Dorkir-class command staff ship, the loss of which sent Kilrathi resistance into disarray. The design has also been used in the dedicated Thrakhra-class Command and Control vessel.
  • Troop Transport: A single Dorkir may be outfitted to carry a unit of one thousand warriors - ten times the number of Terran marines carried on-board a similarly sized transport.

Though a vital part of any war effort, tactical treatment of the Dorkir is evidence their cultural disdain for support staff. Two examples: In an attempt to relieve the garrison at the Brimstone System during a Confederation blockade, the Empire deployed dozens of lightly escorted Dorkir at once - hoping that a few might make it through to the planet. During anti-piracy efforts in the M421A System, Thrakhath's forces sacrificed an entire Dorkir as bait to lure out the enemy.

The Terran Confederation Space Forces Academy maintains a captured Dorkir on which students train for ship to ship boarding scenarios.

The Dorkir was used alongside the Lumbari variant.

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