The Mira mar Class was developed after the Qua'tarians took over the Terrains. The Terrains had an unfinished light cruiser for their fleet and offered up the plans for the design. The Empire then tried to make a science ship from the design in 2245 but the only prototype was destroyed in a terrible accident in the Ren'jah system by Commander Kodos. When the design was about to be scrapped it was brought back in 2267 and updated to be used as an effective stike cruiser, since its weapon arcs were very tight to front and rear with great overall coverage against fighters. However due to the FTL engines being VERY external (it was for higher combat speed) and the defective sensors array (1 hit to the area behind the bridge causes a power surge and blows the whole array up) the design was abandoned by 2278 with only 128 ships in service. The IQS Mira mar was the most famous, commanded by the famous and traitorous Captain Nehrig, who died in combat around 2241 in the "Ve'po'Bah" or “Great Traitor” Incident where Ivan Rankoff punished her by death for betraying him and the empire on 3 different occations. The left lighter colored ship is the earlyier refitted variant in 2256 with the darker ship being the last refit in 2268-2278.