Force recon ships are the cruiser-class equivalent of covert ops frigates. While not as resilient as combat recon ships, they are nonetheless able to do their job as reconaissance vessels very effectively, due in no small part to their ability to interface with covert ops cloaking devices and set up cynosural fields for incoming capital ships.
Carthum ships are the very embodiment of the Amarrian warfare philosophy. Possessing sturdy armor and advanced weapon systems, they provide a nice mix of offense and defense. On the other hand, their electronic and shield systems tend to be rather limited.
Amarr Cruiser Skill Bonus:
5% bonus to Tracking Disruptor effectiveness per level
10% bonus to drone hit points and damage per level
Recon Ships Skill Bonus:
20% bonus to Energy Vampire and Energy Neutralizer transfer amount per level
-96% to -100% reduction in Cloaking Device CPU use per level
80% reduction in liquid ozone consumption for cynosural field generation