Epsilon Wing (Firekka System)

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Epsilon Wing
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Fighter Rapier
Wingmen Joseph Khumalo
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The Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Carl T. LaFong

Incredibly, we had discovered that a stray convoy was not our biggest concern. An entire battle fleet was headed our way. It was smaller than the one we'd battled in Goddard, but we still didn't know why they were in this system.

Mission Profile:

Epsilon Wing - Knight and I in Rapiers - were to fly a three-point sweep patrol. The colonel told us to engage the enemy but to run from overwhelming opposition.

Mission Chronology:

1. Three Krant, one piloted by a Drakhai, attacked 20,115 kilometers from Nav 1.
2. Asteroid field surrounded Nav 1.
3. Three Hhriss, experimental fighters, and a Snakeir, a large capital ship, were discovered 19,325 kilometers from Nav 2.
4. Three Gratha attacked in the asteroids 15,098 kilometers from Nav 3. Three Krant, one piloted by a Drakhai, joined the attack.

Post-Mission Analysis:

Since it was the first time we'd encountered them, the Hriss caused the most problems on this mission. The Hhriss, like the Jalthi, carried neutron guns. They also employed mass drivers and were faster than any other medium or heavy fighter in the fleet, making them formidable opponents.

Without a laser, the Hhriss were more effective in close than at long range. Since we were flying Rapiers, we tried to stay at long range, using our 70-KPS speed advantage, and hit the enemy with lasers to weaken their heavy 15-cm fore and 18-cm rear shields. Once the shields were down, we could gain position with our speed, and switch to full guns and missiles for the kill.

Mission Briefing

Mission Debriefing