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Last Updated June 24, 2007
Illustrious Battle Carrier


United Federation of Planets
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Common Variant
In Service 2276
Out of Service n/a
Source none
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated November 19, 2003
Illustrious Battle Carrier
The Illustrious Battle Carrier is one of the few Federation carrier units fielded during the period. A modification of a Constitution Refit Cruiser, the Illustrious replaces much of that ship’s sensor equipment with a second forward hangar bay. A continuous, pass-through hangar connects the two launch bays, allowing the ship to launch fighters and shuttles to both the fore and aft of the ship.

The Federation dislike of fighters limited their deployment in the fleet, but still several Illustrious Battle Carriers were built to meet immediate needs of Federation member worlds. Illustrious Battle Carriers never operated alone, instead being placed in larger fleets where they could be better protected.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Illustrious Battle Carrier - SCS
 Common Variant
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