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a gunship

Gunships are terran vessels once used in conjunction with capital ships (e.g. the battlecruiser) before the development of small, dynamic high-speed fighters (e.g. 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]

Known Types[]

Known Pilots[]

A gunship pilot


The gunship's wireframe

Gunships were once terran units in StarCraft, in which they were referred to as "mercenary gunships." [2]During the StarCraft beta, they functioned as ground attack bombers.[3]


  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Map Editor. (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). March 31, 1998
  3. Lord of Ascension. 2007-09-28. StarCraft Evolution. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2007-12-02.