Consider that the Skipper had to decloak to make course corrections; that suggests that it can't "see out" of the cloak. That's something which is essential to fighter operations: the Strakha we see in the Wing Commander II intro need to fly to the Tiger's Claw, lock their torpedoes and then decloak only to fire them. (...)
Hmm, doesn't Hunter in FA mention (or was it Bear in ER?) that a cloaked Strakha is blind sensor-wise?