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Join Date: Jul 2012
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I have gone throughsome of some of the material and now have an enigma that is frustrating me. Perhapse people can explain it to me.

Early in DS9, the Jem'Hadar attack ship made its appearance in "The Jem'Hadar". It was later seen in "The Search", but was refered to as a Jem'Hadar battle Crusier. In these first encounters, the attack ship was easily a match for the Defiant and most capital ships such as the Galaxy and Nebula. Starting with "In Purgatory's Shadow", a new ship was seen called the Jem'Hadar Warship. This ship became the major enemy capital ship while the attack ship became easy pickings, "the red shirt" of the Dominion, so to speak. Of course, the Dominion Battleship later appeared in "Valiant" which became the "superbad" dreadnaught feared by alpha quadrent powers.

In the Star Trek Encyclopedia, there was an entry for Jem'Hadar Battle Cruiser described as a carrier for the small attack ships. Later, edition 3 had both a Battle Curiser and a Warship entry. Both used similar graphics, but one was mostly blue, and the other was more purple, and the one looked like an upside down and backwards version of the other from a profile view. The third edition also showed a profile of the Battleship which was idetifyably different from the other Dominon capital ship.

My question is this. Is the Jem'Hadar Battle Cruiser one and the same as the Jem'Hadar Warship? Memory Alpha seems to support this assumption, but I am still not statified with their explination. Is this the Heavy Escort seen in STO? It seems to me that the Heavy Escort, Battleship, and Jem'Hadar Dreadnaught all look the same to me.