About 550 light-years from Earth, Chi Cygni, a star like our Sun, is writhing in its death throes. It is now so large that it would swallow every planet out to Mars. (Artist rendering, credit: ESO/L. Calçada)I love it.
The Thunder Class Federation vessel was created in answer for the need of smaller, powerful, anti-starfighter craft on the battlefield. Taking lessons from the DEFIANT and the Corellian YT-2400, the Thunder Class combines a sizeable weapons punch with the ability to operate in atmosphere, space, gaseous planet atmospheres or even underwater.