Type Light Fighter[1]
Length 24m[1]
Weapons Laser Cannons (2), Dumb-Fire Missile[1]
Shield 3.5cm[1]
Hull 3/1.5/2cm[1]
Speed 300/480 kps[1]
Yaw/Pitch/Roll 14/12/12dps[1]
Affiliation Empire of Kilrah
First appearance Wing Commander I

Salthi a light starfighter used by the Kilrathi Empire.


This type of Salthi obviously replaced the earlier and smaller KF-227 Salthi by mid-2654.

Wings of Salthi were to be found throughout the Vega Sector.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Kilrathi Ace Bhurak nar Caxki flew a Salthi.[10] He led a wing of Salthis against a vital Terran Confederation Drayman-class transport in McAuliffe.[11]

A wing of Salthis attacked an Exeter-class in the Cheng-Du system.[12] Salthis also pursued a refugee Drayman in the Hell's Kitchen system.[13] A wing of Salthis was escorting a Fralthi-class in Venice[14] and also guarded the Vega Sector Star Post.[15]

Pilots of the TCS Tiger's Claw engaged several Salthis inside Kilrathi territory during the Claws incursion in Operation: Thor's Hammer.[16][17][18][19]


Although larger ship, its weight, weapon loadout, armor and weapons were largely the same as the KF-227.

Salthis always turn to the left, obviously owing to the arrangemend of their engines and ducts.[20] Their weakness was their weak aft and side shields, consisting them vulnerable when they change direction and seemed to hang suspended in space for a few seconds. Salthis aren't strong enough against a heavy Raptor, but their speed and acceleration counters this.[21]


The Academy Years give the following AI mechanics for Salthis encountered in the first game.

Salthi AI
No Damage Medium Damage Almost Destroyed
Enemy Near 70% try to tail; 30% random offense 80% try to tail; 20% random offense 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 90% break left; 10% random defense
Head-to-Head 50% random defense; 50% random offense 80% random defense; 20% rand. offense
Missile Coming Random defense 20% break left; 80% random defense
Laser Hit Random defense 25% break left; 75% 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. Wing Commander I, Enyo series
  3. Wing Commander I, McAuliffe series (Mission 1, 3)
  4. Wing Commander I, Gateway series (Mission 1, 3)
  5. Wing Commander I, Gimle series (Mission 1)
  6. Wing Commander I, Dakota series (Mission 1)
  7. Wing Commander I, Kurasawa series (Mission 2)
  8. Wing Commander I, Brimstone series (Mission 1, 2)
  9. Wing Commander I, Rostov series (Mission 2)
  10. Wing Commander I
  11. Wing Commander I, McAuliffe series (Mission 3)
  12. Wing Commander I, Chengdu series (Mission 2)
  13. Wing Commander I, Hell's Kitchen series (Mission 1)
  14. Wing Commander I, Venice series (Mission 2)
  15. Wing Commander I, Venice series (Mission 4)
  16. Wing Commander I, Goddard series (Mission 2)
  17. Wing Commander I, Midgard series (Mission 1)
  18. Wing Commander I, Jotunheim series
  19. Wing Commander I, Bifrost series (Mission 2)
  20. Wing Commander I, Enyo series (Mission 1)
  21. The Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Carl T. LaFong

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