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Aggressor-class Star Destroyer
Production information
Product line

Star Destroyers

Model

Aggressor-class Star Destroyer[1]

Class

Star Destroyer[1]

Technical specifications
Engine unit(s)
  • Main engines (4, centrally mounted)[2]
  • Secondary engines (2 port, 2 starboard)[2]
Hyperdrive system

Equipped[2]

Shielding

Equipped[2]

Navigation system

Navigation computer equipped[2]

Armament
Other systems

Enhanced self-destruct system[2]

Usage
Role(s)
Era(s)
Affiliation
"Need a really big gun?"
―Unidentified Aggressor-class destroyer captain(audio)Listen (file info)

The Aggressor-class Star Destroyer,[1] also known as the Aggressor-class destroyer,[2] was one of several different warship classes utilized by Tyber Zann's faction in the Galactic Civil War.

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Characteristics

"It's almost not fair…"
―An Aggressor-class captain
An Aggressor-class destroyer firing one of its main guns.

Ships of the class were comparable in terms of size to the Galactic Empire's Imperial-class Star Destroyers and were armed with two powerful fire-linked guns fixed to the forward hull which fired a large ion pulse followed by an enormous, spiraling plasma shot. The ion shot disabled the shields so the plasma shot could do maximum damage. They were also armed with turbolaser batteries in their wings.[2]

In addition, they could bombard enemy ground positions from orbit with their devastating weaponry. It was a very strong—and very expensive—warship.[2]

Although the class had heavy armor, they were cumbersome in battle and needed protection from quicker capital ships and their starfighters. These ships were known to utilize their self destruct mechanism when it was required to damage the enemy in a losing battle.[2]

History

The ship that would become the Aggressor-class was designed by the Galactic Empire at some point prior to the Battle of Yavin. The plans were kept onboard the first Death Star, where they were being studied, along with other new ship designs. Upon the station's destruction, the plans were safely stored in a data pod, which was located by Tyber Zann after the battle.[2]

Zann stole the prototype vessel from the Empire[1] and modified the plans to create his flagship, the Merciless. Other Aggressor-class destroyers built after this were based on these modified plans. They soon became part of Consortium navies and proved effective against other capital ships but vulnerable to fighters.[2]

Known ships

Behind the scenes

The Aggressor-class Star Destroyer was originally named the "Krayt-class destroyer". Game data files still use this name for internal references.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption (First appearance)

Sources

External links

  • Developer on Petroglyph Fan Forums
  • Official LucasArts Empire at War: Forces of Corruption website (See concept art section)

Notes and references

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Aggressor-class destroyer
Production information
Model

Aggressor-class destroyer

Class

Destroyer

Technical specifications
Length

1500 meters

Engine unit(s)
  • K-050 heavy particle drives (3)
  • K-017 ion manuevering drives (2)
Power plant
  • Tritium/tritium fusion generators (3)
  • Secondary fuel rod reactors (6)
Hull

Molybdenum/ Vanadium/ Durasteel composite alloy

Armament
Usage
Role(s)
  • Destroyer
  • Command ship
Era(s)
Affiliation

The Aggressor-class destroyer, sometimes mistakenly known as the Krayt-class destroyer due to purposely circulated misinformation, was a primary warship in the warfleets of the Zann Consortium. It was essentially the Consortium's counterpart to the Galactic Empire Imperial I-class Star Destroyer.

It was an unusually expensive warship to construct, with a cost surpassing 3.88 billion credits: the cost of an Imperial-class Star Destroyer.

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Weapons Systems

Its primary weaponry consisted of two massive, elongated, wide-barrel plasma turbocannons - enormously enlarged weapons systems cylindrical in shape that used concentrated, overlapping magnetic fields powered by systems of supercooled supermagnets that focused a high-power plasma charge in the actuator segments of the turbocannon. Then, successive magnetic pulses herded the energy through the focusing sections, increasing its yield by continually reshaping it and energizing it. At the final stage, the discharge segment, the gigantic, spiralling plasma burst was herded towards its target by the magnetic fields, with a velocity that made any enemy capital ship unable to dodge the superpowered blast. The two turbocannons typically discharged in rapid succession: an intimidating display of sweeping solar fire across the stars. A twin plasma hit could
An Aggressor-class destroyer firing a plasma turbocannon.
immediately lower the shields of an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer. An identical hit could destroy any Victory-class Star Destroyer or Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser. However, the turbocannons took a tremendous amount of energy to charge. An Aggressor-class destroyer could fire only a single salvo in a typical space engagement. However, the turbocannons were linked directly to the reactors of the destroyer, minimizing power dropoff from chanelling of reactor energy. Multiple direct hits that penetrated the heavy concentric armor sheaths of the turbocannons could set off a chain reaction in the reactors, destroying the Aggressor-class destroyer. Yet, the skill and firepower needed to effect such a devastating attack on a destroyer were considerable, and were highly unfeasible.

Its secondary weaponry consisted of no less than a hundred medium twin-barreled turbolaser emplacements. Because of the infrequency of the firing of the twin turbocannons, the turbolasers were used for anti-capital ship offensive operations and point-defense fighter interception. Although, as most capital ship-scale weapon batteries, the turbolasers are less effective against enemy starfighters, they have been recalibrated so that they are more effecient in destroying attacking starfighters than the Taim & Bak XX-9 heavy turbolasers mounted on Imperial Star Destroyers.

On a typical warship of such size and costliness, there would be tertiary weaponry: starfighter or gunboat groups carried upon the starship for defense purposes against enemy starships and small capital warships, or offensive operations en masse against enemy capital ships. However, the Aggressor classification lacked in this aspect, instead channeling hangar volume to reactor volume for increased velocity, improved deflector shield generators for increasing shielding, and weapons systems for greater numbers of turbolasers.

Other

Power Generation

The destroyer was unusual in its route for generating power for weapon systems and engines: three linked tritium/tritium fusion reactors and six secondary fuel rod substations. It lacked any solar ionization reactors, such as the Imperial and Victory classifications of Star Destroyers, and any antimatter reactors. The relative weakness of such a reactor system, however, was compensated by the reactor substations: half a dozen fuel rod reactors - two directly in front of the primary reactors and four directly behind. In times of combat, rapid oxidative combustion of the fuel rods would occur, supercharging the reactor beyond what the three linked fusion reactors could achieve alone. However, this procedure was highly radioactive, emitting copious amounts of alpha and beta radiation. The radiation shields had to be refocused and crewmen suited in radiation protective suits before supercharging.

Engine Characteristics

The three K-050 heavy particle drives and two secondary K-017 ion efflux manuevering drives were powered by the complex of nine reactors within the destroyer.

The unique power signiature of the fusion reactors were most configurable with old-fashioned particle drives, as linking their power output to ion efflux engines would cause a considerable energy dropoff. The K-050 engines were the primary engines, used for velocity. Large amounts of black market-acquired addons, however, to all three drives, coupled with the massive subatomic power of the tritium/tritium fusion reactors, were able to give the Aggressor-class destroyer a velocity of approximately a Rebel Assault Frigate, e.g. a refitted Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser with significant engine modifications for greater velocity and manueverability. Yet, the blazing fury of the K-050 drives created a large swath of decaying radioactive particles in its wake, not damaging to starships, but creating an easily identificable trail that allowed e
An Aggressor-class destroyer in the midst of turbolaser fire.
nemies to identify the approaching destroyer from long-range. Destroyers that were sent on covert operations or reconnaisance operations needed to have expensive retooling to the engine dampners to make their drive signiatures less blatantly recognizable.

However, for fine manuevering, not brute velocity and acceleration, the particle streams were unreliable: electromagnetic control baffles could not mold the exhaust into clearly defined thrust streams that would allow for accurate course corrections. The K-017 drives were used, with a high ineffeciency with power input vs. velocity provided, but the ion efflux engines could provide for highly accurate manuevering even with their weak output of energy.

Defense Systems

To compensate for a lack of a starfighter complement, all Aggressor-class destroyers were heavily armored and shielded. To provide for maximal shielding with minimal energy input from the reactors, the Zann Consortium was forced to "covertly extricate and practically apply" (read: steal and use) Yevethan shielding technology from N'zoth. Complex multidimensional and multivariable calculus equations were solved, and the gargantuan solution matrices yielded a difficult-to-arrange system of deflector shield projection that took considerable time and effort to construct, yet produced heavy shielding.

To armor the hull from enemy attacks, an alloy of molybdenum, vanadium, and durasteel was used. This decreased the coeffecients for velocity and manueverability, but provided hull protection equivalent to that of the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer. The unique blend of metals had to be used instead of nearly pure durasteel with minimal strengthening impurities because of the lack of durasteel on the black market.

Analysis

Positive Characteristics

  • Heavy weaponry (plasma turbocannons)
  • Heavy shielding

Negative Characteristics

  • Lack of starfighter compliment
  • Lack of stealth characteristics
Zann Consortium starship classes
Starfighters
StarViper-class starfighter
Capital Warships
Crusader-class corvette -Interceptor IV-class frigate - Vengeance-class frigate - Aggressor-class destroyer - Keldabe-class battleship
Command Ships
Mandalore-class battlecruiser
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Known Destroyers

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