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Last Updated November 19, 2003
Thor'usal Heavy Cruiser

Owner

ak-Tai Republic
Class Capital Ship
Availability Limited Availability (33%)
In Service 1957
Out of Service n/a
Source War of the Seven Stars
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated November 19, 2003
Thor'usal Heavy Cruiser
Description:
The last of the great battleship hulls, the Thor’usal Heavy Cruiser is a heavy cruiser solely in name. The Thor’usal is descended from the ship lineage started with the Pro’tith Battleship during the ‘glory fleet’ era of Hegemony ship construction and is in fact more of a pocket battleship than a real heavy cruiser.

The ak-Tai love for the battlecruiser led to a gradual waning of interesting in battleship hulls. Despite being dressed up as a heavy cruiser design the Republic’s leaders knew a battleship when they saw one. Despite this they accepted the craft, a lasting legacy of the days of the glory fleets and their menacing centerpiece units. Because of the ak-Tai outlook on battleship in general and Thor’usal Heavy Cruisers in particular, very few Thor’usal Heavy Cruisers were ever built.

The Thor’usal itself is an admirable warship, the strongest craft in the ak-Tai fleet at the time of its construction. The ship is both armed with the best in ak-Tai weaponry and armored using the densest, most expensive composite alloys available. Few ships of the day (barring the Ukal or Kholran) could take on a Thor’usal on an individual basis, and during the war it often took multiple enemy cruisers to take down a single Thor’usal.

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Thor'usal Heavy Cruiser - SCS
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