Beta Wing (Corsair System)

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Beta Wing
Fighter Dralthi
Wingmen Zachary Colson
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Mission Layout

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


The Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Carl T. LaFong

This mission was going to be strange. We would fly the Dralthi that we'd captured when Captain Ralgha came in to seek asylum. The ships had been refitted with Terran weapons and targeting systems, but our technicians hadn't had time to install ejection systems.

Mission Profile:

I would fly with Jazz, one of the pilots we'd borrowed from the TCS Austin, to a single navigation point. We were ordered to infiltrate behind enemy lines and to obtain information. We were not to engage the enemy unless fired upon first.

Mission Chronology:

1. Six Hhriss, one piloted by a Drakhai, sighted 104,263 kilometers from Nav 1.
2. One Snakeir, with a multiple wing escort, sighted when we were 20,000 kilometers from Nav 1.

Post-Mission Analysis:

Since our comm computers had been programmed to simulate the conversation of a Kilrathi pilot, I told jazz to maintain radio silence for the mission. We never fired a shot, just hit the afterburners and blew right by any enemy ships and fighter wings we encountered. It was one of the easiest missions I ever flew. It was also one of the scariest.

Mission Briefing

Mission Debriefing