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Defender-class assault carrier
Production information
Manufacturer

Republic Engineering Corporation

Product line

Defender program

Model

Defender-class assault carrier

Class

Carrier

Technical specifications
Length

700 meters

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

1,000 km/h

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 1.0
  • Backup Class 10
Armament

Laser cannons (20)

Fire arc: 5 forward, 5 left, 5 right, 5 back
Crew: 1
Space range: 25 km
Atmospheric range: 50 km
Complement
Crew
Minimum crew

1,350

Passengers

700 (troops)

Cargo capacity

12,000 metric tons

Consumables

5 months

Usage
Role(s)

Carrier

Era(s)

New Republic era

Affiliation

New Republic

The Defender-class assault carrier was a starfighter carrier first deployed by the New Republic shortly before the Black Fleet Crisis.

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Characteristics

These ships served as starfighter platforms, and were very lightly armed. They lacked heavy guns, and were only armed with 20 anti-starfighter laser cannons for self-defense. The Defender-class assault carrier was equipped with a Class 1 hyperdrive, and had a crew of 4,050.

In addition to its starfighters, the Defender-class assault carrier also held assault shuttles and various personnel transports for its 700 troops.

History

The 700-meter-long Defender-class was originally designed as part of the Defender program in the early years of the New Republic. They were eventually folded into the New Class modernization program, under which these assault carriers also lent their basic hull-design to the Majestic-class heavy cruiser.

Each of these ships was home to a single New Republic wing of three squadrons, sometimes consisting of a single type of starfighter, and sometimes a mixed wing. The majority of Defender-class carriers in the Fifth Battle Group carried three E-wing squadrons, while a few were dedicated to supporting K-wing bomber wings. Only one of these ships actually carried Defender starfighters, the starfighter it was originally designed to host.

Behind the scenes

The only official image of the Defender-class assault carrier is found in the RPG sourcebook Cracken's Threat Dossier. Like the pictures of other New Class ships, this picture is problematic when set against information from The Black Fleet Crisis novels, on which Cracken's Threat Dossier is based: the Majestic and Defender classes look nothing alike, even though they are supposed to be built on the same hull. Because of this, it is hard to know what these two classes "really" look like. It also seems strange that a 700m ship designed as a carrier only has room for 36 starfighters.

Appearances

Sources

External links

  • Black Fleet Crisis FAQ by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
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