The blog of science fiction author Michael G. Thomas
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Thunder and Lightning
Confederate frigate escorted by Lightning fighters
The Confederate Navy Fighter Wings were the elite fighting arm of the Navy and contained the best trained pilots in the fleet. Though most squadrons were based at the Naval bases and battlegroups around Terra Nova a few squadrons did play their part in the Proxima Emergency. Operating from escort cruisers and carriers the men and women of the Fighter Wings made use of the two most advanced craft in the Fleet. The MK II Lightning was a twin-engine interceptor whilst the Thunderbolt MK I was a four engine torpedo bomber with enough firepower to cripple a frigate.
Excerpt from Tears of Kerberos.
Close-up view of the Lightning MKII two-seater fighters