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This is the article on the Kushan battlecruiser. If you are looking for the article on the similar cruiser used by the Taiidan, see Heavy Cruiser.

Heavy Cruiser


Avatar Cruiser

Ship Information
Anti-Strike Craft
Anti-Capital Ship
Ship Type
RU Cost
3,700 RUs
Technical Information
250 m/s
2 x Large Dual Ion Cannon turret
6 x Heavy Projectile Cannon turret

The Heavy Cruiser is an expensive, but deadly Kushan Super Capital Ship invented during the Exodus. Mounting 4 Ion Cannons and 6 heavy turrets, it can single-handedly wipe out multiple frigates. Its heavy armor and short repair time make it one of the most durable ships as well.

Background Edit

For the fleet that can afford them, Avatars are the stars of a fleet. The ship's complement of 150 engineers, gunners, and command crew, are the most vied-for positions in the fleet and the competition for them was even fiercer than that for bridge assignments to the Mothership during the Homeworld War. If there is an Avatar in a fleet it will always be the central target for enemy vessels as well as the key piece in any offensive. There is no better place for ambitious personnel to find distinction and recognition.

The Avatar is about four times the size of a Destroyer, the next largest Capital Ship in the Kushan fleet. This, along with its firepower and armor makes it a fearsome addition to any carrier group. Of the vessels in the Kushan fleet, only the Kushan Mothership is larger, and by far the Avatar is the most powerful.

The Avatar's weaponry includes six heavy gun turrets, each about half the size of a frigate, which together provide excellent coverage for a capital ship. These turrets allow the heavy cruiser some defense against nimble strike craft, which, against most capital ships, can be a real threat due to their evasiveness. Yet even more fearsome are the two ion cannon turrets, each sporting two individual cannons. These turrets allow an Avatar to engage multiple enemy capital ships at a time, making the heavy cruiser a true capital ship killer. Against the full power of an Avatar, even a Mothership Class vessel can't last long.

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References Edit

  1. Homeworld: Cataclysm manual
Kushan Ships
Fighters Scout Interceptor Attack Bomber Defender Cloaked Fighter
Corvettes Light Corvette Heavy Corvette Salvage Corvette Repair Corvette Multi-Gun Corvette Minelayer Corvette Ambassador Corvette
Frigates Assault Frigate Support Frigate Ion Cannon Frigate Drone Frigate
Super Capital Ships Destroyer Missile Destroyer Carrier Heavy Cruiser
Non-Combat Ships Resource Collector Resource Controller Probe Research Ship Gravity Generator Cloak Generator Sensors Array

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