The Lyrans are human-sized cats that bore a distinct similarity to Terran lynxes in both appearance and temperament. Bitter enemies of the Kzintis (tigermen eight feet tall), the Lyrans were staunch allies of the Klingons and enemies of the Hydrans as well. Like Kzintis, Lyrans were carnivores known to eat their captives on rare occasions. The Federation assigned each Lyran ship-type a "reporting name" to keep them separate. Lyrans were organized as a feudal society. Twenty-one counties each had a squadron of ships lead by a heavy cruiser; four dukes had dreadnoughts to lead the four fleets, while the king-emperor commanded from the capital.
This ship is based on the outside sections of a destroyer (or war cruiser, which is a modified destroyer) with a new very large center section (twice as big as the New Heavy Cruiser). At least one war dreadnought was built, perhaps as many as three. The Lyrans were the only empire able to convert a destroyer into a dreadnought, but for them, building war dreadnoughts did not mean more total dreadnoughts as the only shipyard able to build it was the one that built the lion-class dreadnoughts. The Federation codename is Cave Jaguar. This ship is also available as a kit that needs some assembly
This ship is available in a variety of materials. Ships are unpainted, use standard flight stands available from many sources, and, while designed for gaming, make fine display pieces.