- See also: Snakeir-class Carrier
|Manufacturer||nar Kiranka clan|
|Weapons||point-defense missiles (42), Laser Turrets (6), Torpedo tubes (14)|
|Shield||Fore and aft meson shield|
|Crew||400 to 600 officers and crew (est.), 500 warriors|
|Affiliation||Empire of Kilrah|
|Fighters||~200 or more (est.)|
The Snakeir was first observed by the Terran Confederation in late 2649. It serves as a large carrier but also as an orbital missile platform against planetary targets. It often escorts Kilrathi transports to the front, and is usually accompanied by at least 3 destroyers or cruisers, guarded by an escort of 12 KF-402 Krants. They all bear the markings of the nar Kiranka house, suggesting that they are sponsored by the Kilrathi Emperor, but not other clans.
The Snakeir is similar to the Sivar-class, and the largest known warship of the Kilrathi. It can launch high-orbital and interplanetary munitions (such as skipper missiles) against static targets. The Confed estimates that it has a complement of officers and crew between 400 and 600, accompanied by 500 warriors trained both as pilots and marines.
It has a mass of 200,000 tons (with a total of 200,461 tons with cargo/ships on board).Wing Commander film