WoW V_M, you edited the hell out of that last post since I last saw it. I'm not waiting anymore for somebody else to jump in; think I'll just throw another rock into the pool and see if we can't stir some interest.
As Talon squadron and the other Mandalorian assault fighters raced toward their targets, it quickly became apparent that the battle was reaching its fever pitch. The Mandalorian fleet had arrived perfectly in position as planned, able to race between the engaged Imperial fleet and the planet itself. This would give cover to the landing forces who were to try and rescue Skywalker, as well as squeeze the embattled Peacekeeper fleet between the invading forces. Still, the PK fleet was massive. Even the Mandalorians pressing into their exposed flank might not be enough to force their withdrawal.
But now wasn’t the time to question it. Ralin and his warriors knew their duty, and it was now up to them and their bravery to see their mission through.
Racing ahead of the others, some of the squadron’s heavier assault fighters led the charge into the bellies of the embattled Star Destroyers. Firing salvoes of heavy dymek missiles and ion cannon blasts, the gunships weakened the warship’s shielding enough for the real attack. Loaded out with custom MandalMotors designed Phoenix hull piercing warheads, the rest of the fighters locked onto the exposed power core domes on the undersides of their targets. Five PK destroyers imploded from the concentrated assault. Their sister ships quickly recognized the unexpected threat and rolled defensively toward their attackers, and hundreds of PK fighters turned away from the New Republic fleet and back to their mother ships. The heavy Phoenix missiles were quickly expended, claiming three more destroyers and severely damaging several more.
Now it would be a slugging match. As the Mandalorian battleships moved into firing range with the PK destroyers, Ralin prayed to the Mand’a that they could buy time for him and Starjammer to find Skywalker. And even more he prayed that finding the chakaar would be of some use to the poor souls dying for him up here…