The Cutlass evolved directly from the Sabre
by sacrificing some of its forebear’s speed for a significant increase in firepower. Unfortunately the cargo bay was also made to suffer in the interest of maintaining a first class velocity and as a consequence the ship is regarded as possessing inadequate shielding. The military often employ the Cutlass for surprise attacks where the ability to get in and out fast are of primary importance. When utilised in this role the vessel has acquitted itself well, however if it is forced to slug it out then its endurance is often found wanting and its pilots often appear at the top of any casualty lists.