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The reactor system on board an ISD-I.

The I-a2b solar ionization reactor was a stardrive system developed and produced by Sienar Fleet Systems.[1]

Characteristics

Often described as a "miniature sun", and incorporating one of the largest single hyperspace field generators ever designed, the massive reactor system occupied more than half of the Imperator/Imperial-class Star Destroyer's interior. Unlike the reactor system on the older Venator-class,[2] the reactor on board Imperial-class vessels was large enough relative to the rest of the ship to protrude with a ventral bulb. It also forced the troop and crew compartments to be located on the upper half of the superstructure.[3]

Like other heavy warships, it was the size of the power-plant which in turn dictated the size of the Imperator-class.[4] Lira Wessex and her team at Kuat Drive Yards designed the rest of the Star Destroyer around the Sienar drive systems.[1] A version of the I-a2b was later adapted for use in the Bakura-class destroyer.[5]

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Star Wars Technical Journal
  2. Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections
  3. Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections
  4. HoloNet News — A Galaxy Divided
  5. Cracken's Threat Dossier

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