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A gunship

Gunships are terran vessels once used in conjunction with capital ships (eg. the battlecruiser) before the development of small, dynamic high-speed fighters (eg. the Wraith). It was found that the Wraith could deal out a similar amount of damage to capital ships while evading most defensive battery attacks.[1]

The gun cutter is a type of gunship.[2]

Known PilotsEdit


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Alternate gunship sprite

Gunships were once terran units in StarCraft, in which they were referred to as "mercenary gunships." Their sprites, which bear a great deal of resemblance to the Valkyrie, can still be found in StarEdit.[3] During the StarCraft beta, they functioned as ground attack bombers.[4]


  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1-4165-5083-9.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Map Editor. (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). March 31, 1998
  4. Lord of Ascension. 2007-09-28. StarCraft Evolution. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2007-12-02.