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.