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Note: this verison of the model comes with two Katoraks sprued at the rear of the model.
The Itorkat can transport a regiment or more troops to battle. They serve as both ground army transport, with dedicated drop ships, or as capture vessels, working in concert with Katorak Marine Fightercruisers, letting the smaller craft disable the enemy vessel with leech cannons before closing to boarding range - the Phystyulons have considerably better teleporters then the other elenthnar powers (though even they are still behind the galactic standard), so it does not even need to necessarily dock.
Nor is the Itorkat a slouch in ship-to-ship combat. Despite the hangar bay and the troop quarters, the Itorkat is not slow and lumbering, and only about 14% less shield strength and 20% less armour than the Nakrozar of the same size. It also mounts two Class 75 spinal-mount lazer cannons and eighty point-defence lazer turrets, giving it considerable firepower.
The Katorak is an assault vessel whose primary task is to disable enemy vessels for capture.
This is facilitated by the Katorak’s three spinal-mount leech cannons. These weapons take up a significant amount of its hull, to the point that the Katorak uses not one but two thermal emitters in an unusual vertical configuration. This grants the vessel a higher level of protection from attacks from the sides, and combined with the extensive shields and high agility, makes the Katorak a difficult vessel to destroy. This is a necessity, given the short range of the leech cannons.
Two powerful lazer pylon arrays, similar to those on Syrotukan, provide a solid defence against enemy fighters and offensive punch against capital ships.
The Katorak also has a troop bay, suitable for both marine forces or landing ground troops, though this is considered a secondary role.
Katoraks are most commonly stationed in pairs aboard Itorkat Troop Ships, where they disable the vessel for the Itorkat’s much larger complement of troops to perform the actual capture operation.