The “Vindicator” Battlecruiser is one of the most powerful weapons in the Alliance fleet.
Built by Galsec Aerospace, the Vindicator was created to answer the need of a heavy warship capable of disabling and capturing enemy ships.
It features and impressive array of armament making it capable of holding on its own against larger ships, and a full marine company ready to act on both space raids and ground missions.
It’s said that a Vindicator was responsible for the capture of the USFF Mars – a legendary and supposedly invincible USF Battleship. While this is not confirmed by official sources, the tale is widely known: the USFF Mars and its escort had engaged and destroyed an Alliance fleet, but not without losing its own escort and sustaining damage.
One single Vindicator was running tests in a nearby system, and jumped in to pursuit the Mars. Using the element of surprise, it was able to outmaneuver and insert its troops inside the enemy Battleship.
While the marines were not able to capture the ship, they were able to destroy the Mars’ engines and mains weapons, forcing it to surrender.
Although the Vindicator class is only 3 years old, it’s not an uncommon sight among Alliance fleets. Easier and cheaper to build than a Battleship, and able to adapt to multiple roles, it’s currently one of the most requested ship by fleet commanders.