Type Medium fighter[1]
Length 32m[1]
Mass 16.6t[1]
Weapons Laser Cannons (2), Friend or Foe Missile, Heat-Seeking Missiles (3)[1]
Bomber Variant:
2 Anti-matter torpedoes
Shield 8/8cm[1]
Hull 9/8/10cm[1]
Speed 200/360kps[1]
Yaw/Pitch/Roll 7/10/7dps[1]
Crew 1 pilot
Affiliation Kilrathi Empire

The Krant medium fighter is a variant of the Krant an Kilrathi starfighter.


Krants are well shielded and armored, relatively quick, have good acceleration, and carry three heating-seeking missiles. They are inferior to Confed Raptors.[2]

Dedicated Kilrathi bomber pilots developed a famous tactic in which they would bear straight down on capital ships without reacting to enemy fighter cover. The bomber also proved adaptable to the kamikaze tactics through the use of a single-use jump drive.


The KF-402 Krant is one of the early models of Krant, it is shorter and somewhat less armored than later era krants used around late 2654.

The Kilrathi Krant medium fighter was initially put into service as a short-range interceptor. Because of its unpopular design among the Kilrathi, pilots would choose to fly other fighters over the Krant and therefore the Krant wasn't used as widely. During the Terran-Kilrathi War, the Kilrathi were looking for a small bomber to deliver antimatter torpedoes, so they employed the Krant as a light bomber, which proved successful.

Kilrathi pilot ace Khajja nar Ja'targk accumulated 99 kills flying a Krant before his death in 2654.

As a medium fighter it served throughout the Vega Campaign.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Vega CampaignEdit

A pair of Krants escorted a Ralari-class but it, along its escorts, were destroyed by Confederate pilots from the TCS Tiger's Claw preparing an offense in the McAuliffe system.[11] The same happened with a wing of Krants, led by Khajja, escorted a Dorkir-class on its way supplying the Kilrathi bases in Brimstone; pilots of the Claw destroyed the convoy, allowing the Confed forces to advance with their offensive.[12]

Krants were escorting a Ralari in Cheng-Du and were scouted by Confed pilot Valkyrie. 4 Krants attempted to intercept her on her way back until support arrived from the Claw.[13]

A wing of Krants was among those who attempted to stop a Confed medical Drayman-class to deliver medicine to Fargo.[14] During a patrol in the Dakota system, another Ralari along with its Krant escorts were destroyed.[15] The Kilrathi attempted to move a convoy into attack range in the system and a Dorkir tanker was escorted by 5 Krants[16] However the Confed managed to halt the Kilrathi advance in the System.

Krants also prevented Confed pilots from destroying a Fralthi-class in the Port Hedland system,[17] until it managed to jump away.[18]

The Confed then moved to the offensive and the Kilrathi adopted a defensive stand trying to ferry ships and supplies into the vital for the sector command and communication bases of the Kurasawa system but the Confed would also stop them. Krants were among the protectors of a Dorkir.[19] Krants also attempted to destroy the TCS Formidable.[20]

Krants escorted a Fralthi-class in an attempt to intrude Rostov system, but they also were wiped out by pilots from the Claw.[21]

Krants also escorted a Ralari in the Hubble's Star system.[22] Another wing of Krants apparently preparing to attack the TCS Eagle's Talon hid in the asteroids of that system, but they were discovered by the carrier's pilots.[23] Krants attepted to destroy a Drayman with refugees on their way to the Talon[24] and were among the wings who attempted to prevent the Talon to jump to Venice.[25][26]

A Fralthi escorted by Krants was destroyed in Venice with the joint effort of pilots from the Claw and TCS Kyoto.[27] Krants were among the wings that vainly protected the Kilrathi Star Base[28] before its destruction, driving thus the Kilrathi away from the Sector.

Secret MissionsEdit

After the destruction of Goddard Colony, Krants attempted to destroy TCS Hicock and TCS Marciano that came to investigate.[29] Krants were part of a force that attempted to attack the Claw in the Border Zone system. A Fralthi with a Krant escort was also found in that system.[30] Later a couple of Krants escorted the captured TCS Falstaff and attempted to stop Confed pilots from destroying it.[31] Later, Krants attempted to disrupt pilots who escorted a Drayman with the last surviving Reavers.[32] In Bifrost Krants were seen as escorts to Ralaris and transports[33][34]

After the destruction of a Supply Depot, Kilrathi ships, including Krants, were stranded in the vicinity of Valgard system[35] and some attempted to attack the Claw in desperation.[36] Soon after more forces were sent to attack the Claw at the Vigrid system.[37] Krants were the escorts of the Sivar and vainly attempted to fend of the Confed attackers.[38]

The Krant would ultimately go on to serve on the front lines for almost the duration of the war and would continue to see active duty up through the Battle of Earth in 2668.


According to The Academy Years the Krants of the game behave according to the following AI mechanics.

Krant AI
No Damage Medium Damage Almost Destroyed
Enemy Near 80% try to tail; 20% strafe Run away at full afterburners
Enemy Slow 80% strafe attack; 20% get distance 50% strafe attack; 50% try to tail
Enemy Far Intercept enemy fighter
Enemy Tailing 60% tight loop; 40% random defense
Head-to-Head 30% zip past; 70% random offense
Missile Coming Random defense
Laser Hit 50% strafe enemy; 50% random defense Random defense
On Enemy Tail Strafe enemy Random offense
Enemy Destroyed veer away


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named fof
  2. Template:Memoirs
  3. Wing Commander I, McAuliffe series (Mission 3)
  4. Wing Commander I, Gateway series (Mission 3)
  5. Wing Commander I, Brimstone series (Mission 1)
  6. Wing Commander I, Venice series (Mission 1)
  7. Wing Commander I, Border Zone series (Mission 2)
  8. Wing Commander I, Jotunheim series (Mission 2)
  9. Wing Commander I, Jotunheim series (Mission 3)
  10. Wing Commander I, Bifrost series (Mission 3)
  11. Wing Commander I, McAuliffe series (Mission 2)
  12. Wing Commander I, Brimstone series (Mission 3)
  13. Wing Commander I, Chengdu series (Mission 1)
  14. Wing Commander I, Dakota series (Mission 1)
  15. Wing Commander I, Dakota series (Mission 2)
  16. Wing Commander I, Dakota series (Mission 3)
  17. Wing Commander I, Port Hedland series (Mission 3)
  18. Template:Memoirs
  19. Wing Commander I, Kurasawa series (Mission 1)
  20. Wing Commander I, Kurasawa series (Mission 3)
  21. Wing Commander I, Rostov series (Mission 3)
  22. Wing Commander I, Hubble's Star series (Mission 1)
  23. Wing Commander I, Hubble's Star series (Mission 3)
  24. Wing Commander I, Hell's Kitchen series (Mission 1)
  25. Wing Commander I, Hell's Kitchen series (Mission 4)
  26. Template:Memoirs
  27. Wing Commander I, Venice series (Mission 2)
  28. Wing Commander I, Venice series (Mission 4)
  29. Wing Commander I, Goddard series (Mission 1)
  30. Wing Commander I, Border Zone series (Mission 1)
  31. Wing Commander I, Gimle series (Mission 1)
  32. Wing Commander I, Jotunheim series (Mission 1)
  33. Wing Commander I, Bifrost series (Mission 1)
  34. Wing Commander I, Bifrost series (Mission 2)
  35. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named val1
  36. Wing Commander I, Valgard series (Mission 2)
  37. Wing Commander I, Vigrid series (Mission 1)
  38. Wing Commander I, Vigrid series (Mission 2)

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