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Tymbrimi Missile Cruiser

Owner

Bintari Federation
Class Capital Ship
Availability Limited Availability (33%)
In Service 2055
Out of Service n/a
Source Bintari/K'Thonn Saga
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated December 14, 2002
Tymbrimi Missile Cruiser
Description:

Developed after contact was made with the K'Thonn Hierarchy, the Tymbrimi Missile Cruiser was a knee-jerk reaction to the initial successes of Bintari missile weaponry against the K'Thonn. Military intelligence believed that a design built solely on consumable ammunitions would devastate the K'Thonn and demoralize their government.

This concept, however, presented several major design problems to the Bintari R&D techs. Firstly, no ships currently in service at the time could be retrofitted with the necassary ammunition magazines and weapons hardpoints due to both size and hull format. The size required to accomodate the girth was too much for a smaller warship. Therefore, a new, larger chasis was adopted for the Tymbrimi.

The other problem dealt with logistics. The Tymbrimi, if it met stiff opposition, would require steady resupply, something that the Shantors and contracted-civilian craft could no fully fulfill. This problem was dealt with early on during the planning stages with the parallel development of the Kaloria Missile Tender.

In the end, though, the Tymbrimi did see the light of day. The first vessel of the class left the shipyard in mid-2054 and preceded straight into conflict, bypassing a shakedown period entirely. Early engagements in the K'Thonn System met with success for the Tymbrimi Missile Cruiser and her large amount of escort craft, several small loyalist forces falling to them as they cleaned up the outer sectors of the system.

After the war was over and tachyon weapons developed the Tymbrimi quickly fell into disfavor and production was suspended to focus on the development and refit of the Beta Model Iliad.

As of 2060, only three Tymbrimi Missile Cruisers had been built with none lost in active service. No new construction is planned.


Ship Control Sheet(s):
Tymbrimi Missile Cruiser - SCS
 Limited Availability (33%)
 
   
Related Entries:
Kaloria Missile Tender
Kaloria Missile Tender
Shantor Scout
 
Design Notes:


The Tymbrimi was a very effective warship, but fielding them was too expensive in the short run to be worth it, and that was evident during their short service in the
K'Thonn Rebellion. Once tachyon cannons were invented the Tymbrimi's range advantage was no longer there, and it was much cheaper to
upgrade the Illiads rather than build more expensive capital ships, especially as each Tymbrimi needed a Kaloria with it in the field in order not to run out of missiles after one or two battles.



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