Wing Commander II: Special Operations

Having had great success with the Secret Missions distribution model, two expansion packs were planned out for Wing Commander II. Blair, Paladin and Hobbes were engaged in covert operations when they became entangled in the mutiny aboard the TCS Gettysburg. They meet up with ace pilot Jason Bondarevsky and begin to learn about the rival factions that have developed among the mutineers. To make matters worse, the Gettysburg was testing an experimental new bomber. The special ops team must defeat ruthless Kilrath and bring the rogue members of the Gettysburg crew to justice. Bondarevsky later goes on to become one of the main characters in several Wing Commander novels.

If you thought you could snatch a few Zs after that victory at K'tithrak Mang, you'd better look for another line of work!

The cats are restless and rebellion is brewing throughout Kilrathi slave worlds. As a show of force, the Emperor plans a brutal assault on the rebel populations. Millions of lives are in jeopardy until you and the Special Operations team can blunt the attack.


Where to buy

The original can be found on various auction sites and works well in DOSBox. The easiest way to enjoy the game on a modern computer and operating system, is to buy it as a digital download from Origin or Good Old Games.

Playing the game

Don't know how to land your ship? Stuck on a particularly difficult mission? The following items may be of help:

Included game documentation

Special Operations 1&2 Reference Card

Summarizes essential game mechanics and fighter operations, and lists keyboard, joystick and mouse controls. more...

Behind the scenes

Detailed release information


  • Published by Origin
  • Released 1991-12-14
  • The original release. A boxed expansion pack.

Kilrathi Saga Edition

EA Replay

  • The EA Replay edition of Wing Commander II includes the Special Operations.

Good Old Games

  • The GOG edition of Wing Commander II includes the Special Operations.

Series Background

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