Type Heavy fighter[1]
Length 32m[1]
Weapons Neutron Guns (3), Laser Cannons (3), Friend or Foe Missiles (2), Heat-Seeking Missiles (3),[1]

2-4 Laser Guns
2-3 Neutron Cannons
1 Friend or Foe missile
1 Heat-seeking missile

Shield 16/16cm[1]
Hull 20/17/10cm[1]
Speed 200/280 kps[1]
Yaw/Pitch/Roll 5/5/5dps[1]
Crew 1 pilot
Affiliation Kilrathi Empire

The Jalthi Heavy Fighter is a Kilrathi spacecraft.


Jalthi was the starfighter of choice of Kilrathi Ace Bakhtosh Redclaw. Around 2640 he led a Jalthi attack on a cruiser, witnessed by James Taggart while he was serving there.[2][3]

The first Jalthis were first spotted by pilots of the TCS Tiger's Claw in the Gimle system, attacking a Terran Confederation Exeter-class which jumped into the system.[4]

Jalthis were also seen in the Brimstone system.[5]

In the Dakota system, Jalthis attempted to stop Drayman-class carrying medical suppleies.[6] Some Jalthis, led by Redclaw, were supporting a supply convoy which entered the Dakota system, but they were all cleared up by pilots of the Claw.[2]

In the Port Hedland system, Jalthis attacked a Drayman carrying a TCSO troupe of entertainers.[7] In the same system, a wing of Jalthis, again led by Redclaw, directly attacked the Claw.[3]

Jalthis were escorting a Dorkir-class, part of a convoy sent to support the Kurasawa system.[8] Jalthis managed to destroy a Confed-captured Ralari-class that was to be used in the sieges in Kurasawa.[9]

Although the Claw managed to halt the Kilrathi supply ships throughout the Rostov system, their military presence was increasing daily. A Jalthi-supported Ralari was part of Kilrathi forces attempting to strengthen their position in the system.[10]

The TCS Eagle's Talon was attacked by Jalthis in the Hubble's Star system, but were fend off by Pitak Puzaki and Marsha Shannon.[11] Jalthis were among the remaining Kilrathi forces in Hell's Kitchen attempting to stop the Talon to jump to Venice.[12][13]

Jalthis were seen in the Venice system[14][15] and a wing of Jalthis was part of the defense force of the Kilrathi Star Base.[16]

During Operation: Thor's Hammer, pilots from the Claw encountered Jalthis in the Border Zone system en route to support a Drayman of the Sleipnir Convoy carrying a complement of Reavers,[17] and later in Midgard when the pilots attempted to destroy the TCS Falstaff.[18] They were also seen in the Jotunheim system.[19]

Jalthis were encountered while pilots of the Claw scouted the Bifrost system for a Supply Depot[20] and a wing of Jalthis was guarding it when it was destroyed by the Confed pilots.[21] A Jalthi-supported Fralthi-class was among the ships that arrived to that location in order to resupply, only to be ambushed by the Claw.[22]

A Dorir was escorted by Jalthis in Valgard.[23] Jalthis were among the stranded ships who, unable to resupply or join their base, attacked the Claw.[24]

In the Vigrid system, Jalthis attepted to protect a Ralari-class against an assault of Confed pilots[25] and were among the defenses of the Sivar super-dreadnought.[26]


The Jalthi-class heavy fighter was the most heavily armed Kilrathi fighter of its time and extremely feared by the Terran Confederation. The Jalthi was designed for large offensives, but its defensive capabilities weren't as strong compared to many Confederation fighters at the time. Still, with its six front-mount weapons array, a Jalthi fighter could easily tear through any fighter it encounters, especially lighter fighters. Compared to the Confederation Raptor Heavy Fighter mounting two mass drivers and two neutron cannons, the Jalthi class heavy fighter mounts three neutron cannons and three laser cannons. To support this, the heavy fighter has a total of two missile hard points. The shields of the heavy fighter are also a bit stronger than the Confederation equivalent and the Kilrathi fighter is extremely heavily armored. The only real advantage which the Confederation Raptors had was better acceleration.

Jalthis are tougher even than the Grathas. With six cannons on the front, frontal assault is almost lethal. On the other hand, it is an easy target from the rear because of its large design. Also, the Jalthi pilot has not view on his six.[27]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Academy Years gives the following AI mechanics

Jalthi AI
No Damage Medium Damage Almost Destroyed
Enemy Near 40% try to tail; 60% strafe attack Run away at full afterburners
Enemy Slow sit and fire
Enemy Tailing 90% random defense; 10% turn and fire 90% random defense; 10% burnout
Missile Coming Random defense
Enemy Far Intercept enemy fighter
Head-to-Head strafe attack 60% random defense; 40% random offense
Laser Hit 10% turn and spin; 90% random defense Random defense
On Enemy Tail random offense
Enemy Destroyed veer away


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named fof
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wing Commander I, Dakota series (Mission 3)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wing Commander I, Port Hedland series (Mission 3)
  4. Wing Commander I, Gimle series (Mission 1)
  5. Wing Commander I, Brimstone series (Mission 3)
  6. Wing Commander I, Dakota series (Mission 1)
  7. Wing Commander I, Port Hedland series (Mission 1)
  8. Wing Commander I, Kurasawa series (Mission 1)
  9. Wing Commander I, Kurasawa series (Mission 2)
  10. Wing Commander I, Rostov series (Mission 2)
  11. Wing Commander I, Hubble's Star series (Mission 3)
  12. Wing Commander I, Hell's Kitchen series (Mission 4)
  13. The Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Carl T. LaFong
  14. Wing Commander I, Venice series (Mission 1)
  15. Wing Commander I, Venice series (Mission 3)
  16. Wing Commander I, Venice series (Mission 4)
  17. Wing Commander I, Border Zone series (Mission 2)
  18. Wing Commander I, Midgard series (Mission 1)
  19. Wing Commander I, Jotunheim series (Mission 3)
  20. Wing Commander I, Bifrost series (Mission 1)
  21. Wing Commander I, Bifrost series (Mission 2)
  22. Wing Commander I, Bifrost series (Mission 3)
  23. Wing Commander I, Valgard series (Mission 1)
  24. Wing Commander I, Valgard series (Mission 2)
  25. Wing Commander I, Vigrid series (Mission 1)
  26. Wing Commander I, Vigrid series (Mission 2)
  27. Wing Commander I, Port Hedland series (Mission 2)

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