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MC80B Star Cruiser
Production information
Manufacturer

Mon Calamari Shipyards

Product line

Mon Calamari Star Cruisers

Model

MC80B Star Cruiser

Class
Technical specifications
Length

~1,200 meters

Width

~572 meters

Height/depth

~150 meters

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 1
  • Backup Class 6
Armament
Fire arc: 12 front, 12 left, 12 right, 12 aft
Crew: 2-3
Space range: 75 km
Atmospheric range: 150 k
Fire arc: 8 front, 4 left, 4 right, 4 aft
Crew: 6
Space range: 50 km
Atmospheric range: 100 k
Complement

Starfighter squadrons (4, later upgraded to 8)

Crew
  • Crew members (5,156)
  • Gunners (246)
Minimum crew

1,230

Passengers

1,200 troops

Cargo capacity

15,000 metric tons

Consumables

1.5 years

Usage
Role(s)
Era(s)
Affiliation

The MC80B Star Cruiser was a Mon Calamari warship produced for the fledgling New Republic fleet.

Contents

Characteristics

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Dimensions

The MC80B had a roughly similar look to earlier models, but optimized the amount of guns available for a frontal assault by positioning them in forward-facing clusters around the ship. The class had its main reactor located on the ventral side of the vessel, while its bridge was located on the dorsal side, amidship. Hangar bays were located on the flanks of the ship.

Offensive and defensive systems

MC80B schematics.

An interim design, the MC80B was an improvement over the original MC80. The MC80B had a much more heavily reinforced hull, and featured multiple backup deflector shield generators. Spread across the hull were turbolaser and shield projector blisters. A sensor cluster was located at the tip of the bow. Built for durability, these ships were able to withstand heavy damage while blasting through the more limited shielding of Imperial ships.

Like the MC80, the MC80B was armed with forty-eight turbolasers and twenty ion cannons. These weapons were linked in banks of twelve and five respectively, allowing the MC80B to easily concentrate its fire upon a single target.

Hangar complement

The MC80B cruiser carried four starfighter squadrons. Later ships in this line were refitted to hold up to eight squadrons.

Bridge

Like the MC80, and unlike the later MC90 Star Cruiser, the MC80B was not designed to accommodate different species. Holographic displays and monitors were optimized for Mon Calamari vision, and some controls required movements that were nearly impossible for Humans to perform.

History

Mon Remonda's stern.

The first ship of this line was Mon Remonda, which entered service approximately a year and a half after the Battle of Endor. These capable ships led the forces of the New Republic during its formative years, and were supplanted by the MC90 type four years later.

The MC80B would continue to serve in the New Republic Navy throughout the Yuuzhan Vong War. When the government transitioned into the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, the vessel continued to see frontline use.

Known ships

Appearances

Sources

Mon Calamari starship classes
Transports
A-Z-Z-3 light freighter - Bantha-class assault shuttle - Crix-class armored shuttle
DeepWater-class light freighter - Kuari Princess - MC18 light freighter
MC80 evacuation cruiser - Mon Calamari ceremonial ship - Nautical Star
Sailfish-class transport - Simiyar-class light freighter - Wander-class Jump freighter
Starfighters
Amphibious fighter - Shark
Tankers
Calamarian Tanker
Carriers
Mon Calamari heavy carrier
Corvettes
Mon Calamari corvette
Frigates
MC30c frigate - MC40a light cruiser
Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (stocky) - Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (striped)
ShaShore-class frigate - Tri-Scythe-class frigate
Cruisers
MC80 Liberty type Star Cruiser - MC80a Star Cruiser
MC80B Star Cruiser - MC90 Star Cruiser
Battlecruisers
Mediator-class battle cruiser - Scythe-class main battle cruiser
Battleships
Imperious-class Star Destroyer - MC80 Home One type Star Cruiser
Mon Calamari capital ship (Clone Wars) - Viscount-class Star Defender
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This article uses material from the "MC80B Star Cruiser" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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