Omicron Wing (Corsair System)

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Omicron Wing
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Fighter Dralthi
Wingmen Jeannette Devereaux
Other Friendly Ships Drayman at Nav 1
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The Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Carl T. LaFong

After the Marines' victory on Firekka, the Kilrathi were making every effort to prevent our Confederation troop transports from leaving and making their way to the protection of the carrier. Since the ceremony had been disrupted, we were sure the Kilrathi prince would fear mutiny if he ordered a general attack.

Mission Profile:

Our mission was pretty straightforward. Halcyon ordered us to make our way to Nav 1 flying Dralthi, meet a troop transport, and escort the ship back to the Tiger's Claw.

Mission Chronology:

1. Four Gratha and a Ralari discovered 60,507 km from Nav 1.
2. Two Drakhai in Krant attacked us 19,984 km from Nav 1.
3. Two Krant found attacking our Drayman at Nav 1.
4. Four Salthi, one piloted by a Drakhai, attacked our Drayman 60,181 km from the carrier.

Post-Mission Analysis:

The key to our escort mission was speed. When the first two Drakhai attacked us, flying Krant, we had a slight advantage in speed and heavier guns - our mass driver against their laser cannon. We tried to stay close and hit fast with the Gatling. It's a good thing the Krant went down, because the Drayman was in trouble.

We kept the afterburners pinned as we rushed in to protect the transport. Immediate taunts lured one Krant away, but the other continued the assault. I ordered Angel to attack my target and we went after the enemy who was hammering the Drayman. I fired a dumb-fire at long range to disrupt the attacking fighter's tactics, then we went in with the mass drivers until they turned, then followed with a javelin up the engine tubes.

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Mission Debriefing