Sigma Wing (Corsair System)
|Wingmen||Ian St. John|
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- Tiger's Claw Nav
- Nav 1
- Asteroid Fields
- Nav 2
- Nav 3
The Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Carl T. LaFong
The Marines had completed a successful splashdown on Firekka and were preparing an assault against the Kilrathi war priestesses. Several fighters were returning to the carrier.
Colonel Halcyon ordered Hunter and me, flying Raptors, to clear the area surrounding the carrier to create a path for the returning fighters. Once completed, we were to fly a three-point patrol.
1. Five Dralthi, one piloted by a Drakhai, and five Salthi attacked the carrier as soon as we launched.
2. Asteroid field encountered 9000 kilometers from Nav 1.
3. Three Gratha and a Ralari were engaged 16,000 km from Nav 2. Three Dralthi, one piloted by a Drakhai, joined the battle.
4. Two Jalthi escorting a Snakeir were engaged 17,203 kilometers from Nav 3.
This was a mission in which the impressive arsenal of the Raptor saved the day. We cleared the carrier only using full guns. It only took a couple shots from the combined neutrons and mass drivers to destroy the light and medium fighters. With our heavy armor, we waded right into the battle.
We were more cautious against the Gratha escort wing, sliding, looping, and turning to evade their fire, then hitting with neutrons to reduce their shields. A Porcupine took out a trail-ing fighter, while our Spiculums de-stroyed the other two.
Full guns with a circling attack from the rear destroyed the Ralari, while I used my heat-seekers on the first two passes against the Snakeir. Both Rap-tors followed with full guns.