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Thrulskruta Bulk Cruiser

Owner

Gorn Alliance
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Common Variant
In Service 2290
Out of Service n/a
Source None
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated February 3, 2005
Thrulskruta Bulk Cruiser
Description:
The Thrulskruta class of mass-production cruiser was conceived as a means by which to lower the effective cost-of-construction of the Sskura Heavy Cruiser. In designing the Thrulskruta, Gorn engineers sought to create a paired down heavy cruiser that would cost less to produce than a Sskura but that would use 90% or more of the same spaceframe. By doing so, the Gorn would be able to produce the new cruiser without needing to retool their shipyards and industrial facilities between production runs, while not leaving the yards sitting idle, either.

The Thrulskruta Bulk Cruiser is a lackluster fighting unit and clearly inferior to its cousin, the Sskura. The Thrulkruta’s hull lacks the reinforcement of the Sskura’s own. Additionally, the ship’s systems, including weapons, were all scaled back to save on expenses.

In combat, the Thrulskruta is a “poor man’s Sskura” and found greatest success when used in wave attack tactics where pure attrition conveyed the class an advantage over the enemy.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Sskura Heavy Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
 
Thrulskruta Bulk Cruiser - SCS
 Common Variant
 
   
Related Entries:
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Design Notes:
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