I can’t believe I just noticed this but what is with the Federation’s Rabbit Cruiser? It doesn’t fit in with any of the other federation ships whatsoever, and I have never seen it used in a challenge.
I think it’s a ceremonial/parade cruiser of some sort…
Given its somewhat crude-looking construction (It would blend in pretty well with sleeper ships in old sci-fi serials) and the obvious skull painted on the central hull, as well as the fact that the Feds are a money-based culture, I always assumed they were mercenary ships hired to augment the Fed fleet proper.
Then again, I always assumed they leave no wreckage because the mercs don’t maintain their ships well enough to prevent total disintegration when the power plant goes up.
I like to imagine that they were created by one Sam and Max engineering firm. >_>
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