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Bothan assault cruiser
Production information
Manufacturer

Bothawui Shipyards

Model

Bothan Assault Cruiser

Class

Cruiser

Cost

Valued at 97,000,000 credits

Technical specifications
Length

850 meters

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 1.0
  • Backup Class 8.0
Armament
Fire Arc: 8 front, 4 left, 4 right, 4 rear
  • Heavy double turbolaser cannons (24)
Fire Arc: 1 battery front, 2 batteries right, 2 batteries left, 1 battery rear
Fire Arc: 4 front, 3 left, 3 right
Fire Arc: 10 front, 5 left, 5 right
Ammo: 16 per tube
Fire Arc: 1 front, 1 left, 1 right, 1 rear
Complement

Starfighters (48)

Crew

1,240

Passengers

250 (troops and pilots)

Cargo capacity

5,000 metric tons

Consumables

2 years

Usage
Role(s)
  • Destroyer
  • Cruiser (downscaled)
Era(s)
Affiliation

The Bothan Assault Cruiser was a capital ship developed by the Bothan military and employed by the New Republic Defense Fleet shortly before the Yuuzhan Vong invasion in 25 ABY.

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Characteristics

The starship was 850 meters in length with a crew of 1,240, an armed complement of 250, cargo capacity of 5,000 metric tons and two years of consumables.

Designed to fill the role occupied by the aging Victory I-class Star Destroyer, the Bothan Assault Cruiser was armed with twenty-four heavy dual turbolaser cannons, twenty turbolaser cannons, ten ion cannons, twenty proton torpedo launchers with sixteen missile magazines, and four tractor beam projectors.

In addition to the array of weapon emplacements, the cruiser's two hangars carried four squadrons of starfighters. Dorsal and ventral hangars were located amidships and fitted with launch apertures that allowed for flexible deployment and rapid recovery. Cruisers also contained rear meditation cabins, equipped with transparisteel arches for viewing space.

Sublight engines gave the ship an equivalent speed of a Victory-class, while a Class 1 hyperdrive provided rapid hyperspace transit.

Defensively, the Bothan Assault Cruiser was a vast improvement to the Victory-class Star Destroyers it was intended to replace. Both armor and shields on the cruisers were 150 percent heavier than on the Victory-class, although in battle primary power was focused on weapons, making the cruisers open to heavy attacks.

History

Designed after peace was declared between the New Republic and Imperial Remnant, many questioned the motivation of the Bothans. Some declared it a wasteful program pushed by Borsk Fey'lya simply for the Bothans' benefit, while others feared it was a sign of impending Bothan aggression.

Another probable explanation was the inability of Bothawui defenses to protect the planet during the crisis surrounding the Caamas Document.

By 40 ABY Bothan Assault Cruisers were part of the fleet of the Confederation, after the Bothan government seceded from the Galactic Alliance in response to the assassination of several key Bothan politicians.

Known ships

Trivia

The Bothan Assault Cruiser strongly resembles the Pillar of Autumn from Halo

Appearances

Sources

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