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Tho'chat Bomber

Owner

E'chekri Empire
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 1769
Out of Service n/a
Source Death of Dreams
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated April 20, 2005
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Description:
The Tho’chat Bomber was the typical bomber fielded by the E’chekri during the early subjugation and extermination of the Hrokkan people. These small combat hulls were lacking in creature comforts as they were intended as barebones planetary assault craft. The Tho’chat’s four bomb racks were typically loaded with nuclear bombs designed specifically for saturation bombardment of enemy targets. They could be converted into makeshift missile racks, however, and after contact with the Lotannans most of the bombers were equipped with small stocks of missiles in case the bomber was drawn into combat. Bombers in the field could replace the ordinance in only a few hours, allowing them to quickly shift from one mission to another given a proper window of opportunity.

The war with the Lotannans served as a lesson that the E’chekri were not the only technological civilization to have arisen in the universe. It also taught their military that it would require larger, more robust bombers to carry out the mass slaughter of mature planetary populations. New bombers were built but the Tho’chat remained the more numerous bomber types in the E’chekri fleet.

During the war, the Allies received few opportunities to strike directly at E’chekri bombers. The E’chekri held their bomber fleets in reserve, actively avoiding committing them to battle. The bombers would not advance on a target until the area surrounding the target was secured. The only exception was in the early blitzkriegs that the E’chekri launched against the X’chukta and, to a lesser degree, the Menassi. Such strikes were costly and the Tho’chats performed poorly, but their sacrifice was necessary to maintain the E’chekri offensive’s momentum during the first critical years of the Great War.

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Tho'chat Bomber - SCS
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