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MC90 Star Cruiser
Production information
Product line

Mon Calamari Star Cruisers[1]


MC90 Star Cruiser[1]


Star Cruiser[1]

Technical specifications

1,255 meters[1]

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 1.0[1]
  • Backup Class 9.0[1]
Power output

Peak: >9,28 × 1024 W[2] (over 20% more power than the ISD-I)[3][1]

Crew: 3
Space range: 75 km
Atmospheric range: 150 km
Crew: 6
Space range: 50 km
Atmospheric range: 100 km
Fire arc: 6 forward
Ammunition: 16 missiles each
Crew: 15
Space range: 60 km
Atmospheric range: 6 km
Fire arc: 5 forward, 1 starboard, 1 portside, 1 aft
Crew: 10
Space range: 30 km
Atmospheric range: 60 km
Minimum crew



1,700 soldiers[1]

Cargo capacity

30,000 metric tons[1]


2 years[1]

Year introduced

9 ABY[1]


The MC90 Star Cruiser was a warship class designed by the Mon Calamari for the New Republic.[1]



Sideview of the Defiance.

Produced in the Mon Calamari Shipyards, the Sluis Van Shipyards, and the Hast Shipyards, the MC90 was the first Mon Calamari Star Cruiser designed specifically as a warship.[1] Its focus on heavy weapons and large hangars showed a realistic assessment of the firepower required to challenge Imperial-class Star Destroyers.[1]

Controls and displays onboard the ship were designed, for the first time on a Mon Calamari Cruiser, for compatibility with most major species, allowing for officers other than Mon Calamari to pilot the vessels.[1]The command center was a clear bubble in the center of the ship, giving the bridge officers a vision of the area below as well as above. Admiral Ackbar was not pleased with the choice of constructing the bridge this way; he argued that it was too much of a weak spot that the Imperial forces could exploit.[6]


At least one MC80 Star Cruiser design seems to have served as basis for the MC90.[7]

The MC90 represented a number of firsts that highlight the shifting military strategy of the New Republic that would eventually culminate in the New Class program. The first MC90, Defiance, was completed shortly before the First Battle of Mon Calamari.[1]

The MC90 became one of the most powerful warships in the arsenal of the New Republic Defense Fleet, often serving as a flagship for fleets and task forces.[1] Due to the tremendous value of the vessels, most were stationed in the Core Worlds.

These powerful warships remained the pinnacle of Mon Calamari ship building until the advent of the Mediator-class battle cruiser.[8] Older vessels, like the Galactic Voyager, were kept in reserve and upgraded during the Yuuzhan Vong War, but served more as token symbols than heavy duty warships.[4]

Despite the predominance of newer Mon Calamari-built warships in the Galactic Alliance Defense Force by 40 ABY, such as the Mon Cal heavy carrier and Mediator-class battle cruiser, the MC90 was still considered to be a powerful frontline combat starship. This was evident in the usage of the Galactic Voyager as the flagship of Alliance Supreme Commander Cha Niathal.[5]

Known ships

Behind the scenes

The first image of a MC90, which can be seen at the top of this page, has a striking resemblance to concept art of a Mon Calamari cruiser found in the Star Wars Sourcebook. The image in the book was noted as being of a MC80 Star Cruiser in service with the Rebel Alliance.



Galactic Voyager had a significantly different stern from Defiance.[9]

Notes and references

Mon Calamari starship classes
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
Amphibious fighter - Shark
Calamarian Tanker
Mon Calamari heavy carrier
Mon Calamari corvette
MC30c frigate - MC40a light cruiser
Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (stocky) - Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (striped)
ShaShore-class frigate - Tri-Scythe-class frigate
MC80 Liberty type Star Cruiser - MC80a Star Cruiser
MC80B Star Cruiser - MC90 Star Cruiser
Mediator-class battle cruiser - Scythe-class main battle cruiser
Imperious-class Star Destroyer - MC80 Home One type Star Cruiser
Mon Calamari capital ship (Clone Wars) - Viscount-class Star Defender

This article uses material from the "MC90 Star Cruiser" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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