The heavy cruiser is a more powerful ship than the cruiser, larger weapons and propulsion systems boost its power. The Heavy Cruiser is used for resource missions to collect large quantities of minerals and equipment.
Damage capacity: 450
Weapon Power: 60
Weapon Range: 160 km
Maximum Speed: 3800 knots
Although the weapons are comparatively powerful, they don't reach very far: you can leisurely empty a full rack of AJAX Torpedoes into such a vessel without fear for return fire.
Contrary to the UFOpaedia description, these craft are found on Alien Interdiction missions (though you have to wonder how dumb the aliens are sending such a poor fighter to do it).
|Ion Beam Accelerators||$250,000||3||$750,000|
|Alien Sub Construction||$20,000||2||$40,000|
|Alien Learning Arrays||$20,000||3||$60,000|
|Alien Re-Animation Zone||$100||0||$0|
* Needs testing to determine actual number.
** This crew will not normally be encountered, as Mixed crews do not perform Alien Interdiction missions.