Omicron Wing (Hubble's Star System)

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Omicron Wing
WC1-HubblesStar2.png
Date 2654.282.0600
Fighter Scimitar
Wingmen Chen Kien
Other Friendly Ships 2 Drayman at Nav 1
Medal Bronze Star
Objectives Proceed to Nav 1.

Escort Drayman back to the Tiger's Claw

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Mission Layout

  • Between Tiger's Claw and Nav 1
  • NAV 1

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Pilots:

Major Pitak Puzaki
1st Lieutenant Marsha Shannon

Ship Type:

Scimitar's; assigned to the TCS Eagle's Talon

Mission:

The Eagle's Talon was low on fuel. We were assigned to escort fuel tankers back to the carrier from their common jump point at Nav 1. Heavy resistance was expected.

Synopsis:

At a distance of 40,000 kilometers from Nav 1, four Drathli were observed moving on an intercept course with our patrol. Increased speed to maximum velocity and broke formation to attack. Just before igniting the afterburners, a small mine field was encountered. Speed decreased to 250 KPS.

After leaving the mines, afterburners fired to full, and course altered to circle and approach enemy formation from the rear. Dralthi discover our position before maneuver has been completed, and turn to engage. Break and attack ordered. Turns to left and right divide the enemy's attention and individual attacks are begun. We commence firing with the mass driver cannons, using afterburners to follow when the Dralthi turn away. All four Dralthi are defeated with minimal damage to Scimitars. Rendezvous with tankers completed.

Four Gratha attack the tankers on return route to the Eagle's Talon. Taunts used to divert attack to Scimitars. Targets selected according to attack patterns. Gratha actively after the tankers are targeted first. Mass driver employed to weaken shields and armor, then Javelins and Darts from the rear to destroy targets.

Resolution:

Two Drayman tankers safely returned to the Eagle's Talon.

Preflight Conversations

Talk to SHOTGLASS

Hey there, Maverick. Can I get you anything?
It's good to see you and Bossman working together.
At any rate, I'd watch my back when you're out there.
Scuttlebutt is, another furball Ace was shipped in to take us down.
S'pose to be their best shot. You might ask around, see if anyone's heard anything.

Talk to BOSSMAN

Major, have a seat. I want to discuss our next mission.
Personally, I enjoy flying with you...
...but I think I've noticed something.
Sometimes, you seem to get a little excited under enemy fire.
Keep a cool head out there. If you don't, you might not make it back.
I've been in this business a long time.
I don't like reporting that I lost my Wing Commander.
You're a good pilot, Blair. Stay that way.

Talk to PALADIN

Och, lad, this old body wasn't made to sit and wait.
I'm ready to fly me next shift...especially with Baktosh Redclaw in system.
He's Kilrah's top gun, lad. You'd be wise to listen to ol' Paladin.
He flies a Jalthi, so don't go head to head with him.
There's no reason to be civil with 'im...
...so if you get a clean shot at 'im, ya take it, lad.
You'll need every break you can get.

Mission Briefing

Mission Briefing. Hubble’s Star System, 06:00 hours, 2654.282.

Peter Halcyon
As you all know, we're beginning to run low on fuel.
We've got fuel tankers inbound that will need escort to the 'Claw.
With the Kilrathi strike force that's moved in here at Hubble's...
...we're expecting the furballs to try and stop our 'sports.
Maverick and Bossman will escort the first pair.
Hunter will take the last detail.
Computer, display Omicron.
You'll rendezvous with the two Drayman tankers here, at Nav 1...
...then escort them back to the Tiger's Claw at top speed.
You must protect them from any attackers.The 'Claw has to have that fuel.
Are there any questions?
Good. Let's bring those 'sports in clean.
Squadron dismissed.

Mission Debriefing

Mission Debriefing. 15:00 hours, 2654.282.

Peter Halcyon
Welcome back, Major. What's the status of Drayman Alpha?
Christopher Blair
She's unloading her cargo now, sir.
Drayman Beta will be docking soon.
Peter Halcyon
Excellent. You and Bossman are both to be commended.
Let's review your mission report...
We show 4 kills for you, Maverick...
and Bossman got 4 of the hairballs.
Dismissed.

Hangar Deck. 17:00 hours, 2654.282.

Peter Halcyon
For meritorious conduct in confronting the Kilrathi enemy, in the Hubble’s Star system,
on or about 2654.282, the Terran Confederation is proud to present the Bronze Star to Major Blair.
Your courage is exemplary of the Confederation’s finest defenders.
Good job, Maverick. Congratulations.
Christopher Blair
Thank you, sir.

Filled with pride, Maverick meets the applause of his fellows.