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Wambundu Heavy Cruiser

Owner

United Federation of Planets
Class Capital Ship
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2328
Out of Service n/a
Source n/a
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated August 22, 2003
Wambundu Heavy Cruiser
Description:
The Wambundu Heavy Cruiser is one of many cruiser designs developed by Starfleet contractors in an attempt to design a next generation Federation warship. Smaller than the Ambassador-class that would ultimately supercede it, the Wambundu Heavy Cruiser is designed for versatility and high modularity of design. The Wambundu’s saucer section is especially modular, allowing for easy docking and undocking of entire sections of the saucer’s hull for easy replacement or repair.

In combat, Wambundu Heavy Cruisers fair well against their Klingon and Romulan contemporaries. The Federation often stationed Wambundus in locations of less strategic importance, assigning the venerable Ambassadors to patrol the hot spots and contested sectors.

The Wambundu-class continues to serve into the modern period, although it is long in the tooth and construction of new units has long ceased. A major fleet refit of the remaining Wambundus took place in 2362, the ships’ forward phasers being upgraded. The dual heavy phaser mounts on the refitted Wambundus give the ships longer range and greater firepower and have extended their hull life an additional twenty years.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Wambundu Heavy Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
 
This ship is included in the:
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Design Notes:
The Wambundu is a Federation class mentioned in canon but never seen. This version of the ship is of my own design. I see the Wambundu being a cross between an Excelsior and an Ambassador, a stepping stone design that is a little bit of both but not as good as either of them. The heavy cruiser designation comes from the LUG books.


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