I'm working on a little something on my own time (don't get your hopes up on a release...my HD just died yesterday so I'm starting from scratch..) involving the Terrans, Vasudans, and a 15 or 16 year war (no Shivans). I'm letting the Terrans use Apollos, Valkyries, Athenas, Hercs, and Medusas. I'm debating on whether they should be allowed to use the Ulysses however. I just noticed that the "style" (at least texture/material wise) is very similiar to that of the Valkyrie, and there is very little Vasudan asthetic influence.
Do you think the Terrans could have come up with it by themselves? I'm thinking of tweaking the stats a bit to reflect that they didn't have Vasudan technological help (I'm assuming Vasudan engine tech). If you think they could have come up with it, then what differences, in your opinion, would the original and the pure terran one have?
Off the top of my head I'd have to say something to do with the engines, maybe less power or less afterburner. Also, I'd imagine it would carry slightly heavier armor since there were no shields (180hp compared to the Apollo 240 and the Valk 200).