Dralthi Mk II

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Dralthi II
Type Medium fighter
Primary User Kilrathi Empire
Introduction 2655
General Characteristics
Length 28 meters
Mass 14 tonnes
Crew 1 (pilot)
Maximum Yaw 10 dps
Maximum Pitch 14 dps
Maximum Roll 10 dps
Acceleration = Good
Cruise 230 kps
Maximum 400 kps
Maximum Afterburner 1200 kps
2 mass drivers
Default Missile Loadout
3 Stalker HS, 2 Paw DF
Cloaking Device no
Jump Drive no
Fore 5.0-6.0 cm equivalent
Aft 5.0-6.0 cm equivalent
Front 7.5 cm
Rear 7 cm
Side 5.5 cm
Dralthi II target identification circa 2655

The Kilrathi Dralthi Mk II marked the first total revision of the Dralthi design. The Dralthi Mk II replaces the standard lasers with a pair of mass driver cannons, and also boasts a fully redesigned shield system. The Dralthi Mk II also removes the ejection system found in the original Dralthi.

Kilrah first deployed Dralthi Mk II to strike fleets in the Vega Sector in 2655. The fighters quickly found their way to Firekka for the Sivar-Eshrad ceremony, where they flew missions against TCS Austin and TCS Tiger’s Claw pilots.

Not all the Dralthi Mk II at Firekka flew for the Empire: during the campaign, Khantahr Ralgha nar Hhallas defected to the Terran Confederation, bringing with him the Fralthi-class cruiser KIS Ras Nik’hra and her complement of fighters. In a series of covert missions, pilots serving on the Tiger's Claw flew the captured Dralthi Mk II squadron in a series of reconnaissance and escort missions.

The Dralthi II was eventually be superseded by later models in the Dralthi line.

Behind the Screens

Appears in The Secret Missions 2: Crusade, and Wing Commander: Freedom Flight.