I encountered spike cruiser couple of days ago in Kerrat. I was in my sci destoyer, and was like... look an unsuspecting tac fed care bear in excelsior! That was my last thought. In 3-5 sec (i didnt expect that kind of dmg) I was burning on plasma fire while dem was eating my hull. While i was thinking what to do, and started moving my mouse to VM button, at 6th sec I exploded. I guess, its possible, but it has to be tac. Tho, easily countered with 2 hazard emitters, and sci trickery. Cheers.
That might have been me, ive been farming EC's in kerrat for the past week in my Fleet Excelsior
"You know when that shark bites, with its teeth dear... scarlet billows start to spread..."
I built a fleet galaxy just for laughs. Got a few spike kills with it. Using romulan experimental beam and 7 turrets. Take the saucer off and preload beam overload 2 as it comes up also load beam overload 1. The trick is to not fire until both are loaded. Add to this the romulan weapon set 3 peice overload attack. You will need dem 3 as well. So basically stack all the consoles possible to load up on plasma damage.
Anyhow... dual beam overloads and 6 turrets with dem makes for a good spike. Is it ideal? Hell no. Is it funny as hell watching a galaxy kill someone in 2 seconds... sure is