Starfleet Review: Heavy Cruisers

A Heavy Cruiser is perhaps one of the most popular command assignments within most space faring navies. Heavy Cruisers are designed to maintain their exploration and research capabilities well beyond the boarders of known space. Heavy Cruiser can operate independently for up to 5 years at a time, and can call on a greater level of onboard resources than standard cruisers. Most heavy cruisers have a larger science department, larger engineering department and better command department, all owing to the independent nature of Heavy Cruiser operations.

It is not uncommon for Heavy Cruisers to be used as front line battleships, command-and-control vessels, long-range explorers and multi-phenomena research platforms. Heavy Cruisers are the largest and most expensive main line production vessels.