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Last Updated June 24, 2007
Tyra Heavy Fighter


Circasian Empire
Class Heavy Fighter
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 1967
Out of Service n/a
Source Empire Rising
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated August 16, 2003
Tyra Heavy Fighter
The Circasian’s second heavy fighter design, the Tyra Heavy Fighter was introduced in 1967 as a dedicated anti-shipping fighter. Heavily armored, this large fighter is equipped with three light particle beams, allowing it to deliver potentially devastating barrages to enemy ships.

The Tyra Heavy Fighter saw very little activity during the Chouka War by virtue of the fact that heavy anti-shipping fighters had not yet been widely adopted by the Circasian military and few carriers were available from which to base such large fighters. Tyras were used sparingly during the war, with a substantial number of these fighters not seeing service until the closing months of the conflict. Tyra Heavy Fighters saw heavy use in the final Battle of Chouka where they proved themselves to be a worthy counterpoint to the Chouka Bloodlust Assault Fighters.

After the war, the Circasians experimented with fielding a greater number of Tyra Heavy Fighters, but the early momentum behind the movement waned and by the time of the ak-Tai War the emphasis had returned to designing and maintaining a fleet of advanced interceptor fighters, not anti-shipping fighters. It would not be until the Escalation Wars that the Circasians would find need for a new heavy fighter design to finally replace the Tyra Heavy Fighter.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Tyra Heavy Fighter - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Related Entries:
Bloodlust Assault Fighter
Rehka Heavy Fighter
Design Notes:
No Design Notes Available

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