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Last Updated June 24, 2007
Thofsin Cruiser


Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2086
Out of Service n/a
Source None
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated April 4, 2004
Thofsin Cruiser
This large and heavily armed class of cruisers served as the primary warships of the Andorian empire until the development of the Shonn and its stable mates. The Thofsin Cruiser represents the design sensibilities of the Andorian military at that time. The Thofsin relied heavily on seeking drone weapons for offensive punch. The Thofsins were designed to counter the largest Vulcan cruisers of the period. Despite this the Andorians remained at a technological disadvantage compared to the Vulcans. In particular, the Andorians had yet to crack the secrets of deflector shielding, relying instead on polarized hull plating for defense.

The warp nacelle arrangement of the Thofsin is typical of Andorian nacelle arrangements, preferring to mount nacelle’s pointing inward from their pylons. The Andorians found the improved warp field stability gained from this arrangement more beneficial than the difficulty it caused jettisoning the nacelles in times of crisis.

Prior to the Romulan War, when tensions with the Vulcans were on the rise, the Andorians de-mothballed most of their Thofsin Cruisers and set about refitting them with newer technologies. The ships could not accept deflector shielding systems due to the space involved, so instead a stop gap measure was adopted in the form of energy dampeners. The Thofsins’ electronics and weapons packages were also upgraded as part of the emergency refit process. Unfortunately for the Thofsin, the new equipment put a heavy strain on the ship’s systems. Whereas newer Andorian ships had installed an override on the impulse engines so that power could be rerouted to weapons, the Thofsin and other older ships could not be equipped with such an override.

The Thofsin Cruisers fought valiantly during the war, but most of their number was lost. After Andor was once again secure and its defenses repaired the remaining Thofsins were scrapped.

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Thofsin Cruiser - SCS
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Thofsin Cruiser (Refit) - SCS
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