Sorthak

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Sorthak
Wc3sorthak.jpg
Type Heavy Fighter
Primary User Kilrathi Empire
Length 38 meters
Mass 22 metric tonnes
Max Velocity 400 KPS
Max Afterburner Velocity 950 KPS
Acceleration 200 k/s^2
Booster Pod Fuel {{{booster fuel}}}
Max Y/P/R 65/55/65 deg/s
Guns 1 Meson Gun
Missiles 4 Stalker HS,
4 Claw IR
Turrets 6 Meson Guns
Armor 180 cm fore
180 cm aft
180 cm sides
Shields 250 cm fore
400 cm aft
Decoys 10
Cloak No
Jump Drive Yes




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The Sorthak was a heavy fighter produced by the Kilrathi Empire during the last years of the Terran-Kilrathi War. The Sorthak generated numerous rumors after it was first encountered by Confederation forces.

On 2669.207, during a routine naval air transfer, eighteen Confederation fighters (5 Arrows, 9 Thunderbolts and 4 Longbows) were destroyed by a Sorthak. Black boxes recovered following the attack "indicated that an unusually large Kilrathi fighter attacked the group." The digital tape recovered from the boxes described the ship as "a cross between a Vaktoth and a destroyer, with massive guns protruding from both the front and rear." The fighter was codenamed "Sorthak" by TCN Intell after the incident in the Vega Sector.

Sorthaks were encountered by the flight wing of the TCS Victory several times during the last operations of the war.