|Type||Transport (Freighter/Tanker configurable)|
|Weapons||Turreted Laser, Porcupine Mines (3), dual-mount laser cannons (3), Dual Mount Laser Batteries (5)[Source?]|
|First appearance||Wing Commander I|
The Dorkir-class Transport was basically the Kilrathi equivalent of the Terran Confederation's Drayman-class Transport. It could be configured to serve various purposes. Normally, they served as tankers and transports that carried fuel, warriors, and supplies to and from the frontlines. When configured as a troop transport, it could carry 1,000 troops. Finally, it was used as a personal transport for Kilrathi command staff, with communications and sensors upgrades. Thousands of these transports served with the Kilrathi Empire, and they were often tempting targets for Confed pilots.
Dorkirs were vulnerable from behind, having weaker armor around the engines.
Dorkirs have often been used to resupply fleets and are often sacrificed by their own government in order to gain battlefield advantages. For example,
Dorkirs served on the frontlines at least since the 2650s. Unlike the similar (and perhaps later) Lumbari-class, Dorkirs were seen outside Kilrathi territory, whereas Lumbaris weren't seen in the frontline.
It was not unusual for Confed pilots to be sent on patrol for the sole purpose of destroying these transports. Confed owns at least one Dorkir in which students enlisted in the Space Navy practice for ship boarding operations.
One Dorkir was the last ship to be attacked by the pirates of Tortuga. As the pirates attacked the ship, a force led by Crown Prince Thrakhath nar Kiranka attacked the base as a retaliation against the pirates.
In the Ulysses Corridor near Dakota system, Jeanette Deveraux mistook a Dorkir for a Thrakhra-class ConCom and ordered her wing to concentrate against that target; James Taggart warned her it was only a supply ship left by the Kilrathi task force that would soon attack the TCS Tiger's Claw.
During the Vega Campaign the Confed was attacking the Brimstone system, when Dorkirs were sent to resupply the Kilrathi forces on Brimstone II. Dozens of these were used without proper escorts, out of the Kilrathi's hopes that a few of the transports would make it despite Confed intervention. Khajja nar Ja'targk led an escort of Krants guarding a Dorkir carrying ground-to-space missiles, however the ship along with Khajja perished under the fire of Confed pilots from the Claw.
A big supply convoy attempted to enter Dakota system. Bakhtosh Redclaw was leading an escort of a Dorkir troop transport. This was nailed down by Confed pilots, after destroying a Dorkir tanker earlier.
Surviving vessels presumably served up until the end of the Kilrathi War, but would have been replaced by newer craft by this point.
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- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Last One Left
- ↑ http://www.wcnews.com/news/2004/09/21
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Wing Commander I, Bristone series (Mission 3)
- ↑ Wing Commander film
- ↑ Wing Commander I, Dakota series (Mission 3)
- ↑ Wing Commander I, Kurasawa series (Mission 1)
- ↑ Wing Commander I, Rostov series (Mission 1)
- ↑ Wing Commander I, Hubble's Star series (Mission 1)
- ↑ Wing Commander I, Goddard series (Mission 3)
- ↑ Wing Commander I, Jotunheim series (Mission 2)
- ↑ Wing Commander I, Valgard series (Mission 1)