The Xenephon-class Strike Cruiser was a heavily armed variant of the Tristar-class Large Cruiser. It was used primarily by the Army of the Southern Cross' Tactical Space Corps during the Second Robotech War.
The Xenephon-class Strike Battlecruisers are an up-armored, heavier variant of the Tristar-class Cruiser.
The Xenephon did the best it could against the technologically superior forces of the Robotech Masters. Of the handful of vessels produced, many were either destroyed or left floating in space during the Second Robotech War. After the war, interrogations showed that the Robotech Masters had assigned targetting priority to these vessels, the most capable ship killers in the Southern Cross fleets.