The two heaviest hitters in the Terran Protectorate Stellar Navy: The Hastings-Class Battlecarrier and, in the distance, the Damocles-Class Battlecruiser. Both are ideal examples of Terran Protectorate warship design philosophy: decentralized weapons of various types, often turret mounted, and virtually every weapon capable of firing forward: which is almost always the ship's smallest profile. They are also generally heavily armored, utilitarian in design and able to operate as independent vessels without fleet support. Their sublight speeds are only moderate, however, as is their manueverability. This is, in part, due to the heavy reliance on fighters by the Terran Protectorate. Whereas once the fleet relied solely on dedicated carriers for fighters, all of the newer capitol ships carry at least one squadron. In the case of the Hastings, a hybrid of battleship and carrier, it carries an entire wing of 60 fighters. This new philosophy makes it harders for enemies to neutralize the fleets most potent offensive weapons by destroying one or two carriers.