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Majestic-class heavy cruiser
Production information
Manufacturer

Republic Engineering Corporation

Product line

New Class

Model

Majestic-class heavy cruiser

Class

Cruiser

Technical specifications
Length

700 meters

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

1,000 km/h

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 0.95
  • Class 10 Backup
Armament
Fire arc: 5 front, 10 left, 10 right, 5 back
Crew: 2
Space range: 75 km
Atmospheric range: 150 km
Fire arc: 5 forward, 5 left, 5 right, 5 back
Crew: 1
Space range: 50 km
Atmospheric range: 100 km
Fire arc: 5 forward, 5 left, 5 right, 5 back
Crew: 1
Space range: 25 km
Atmospheric range: 50 km
Fire arc: 3 front, 2 left, 2 right, 1 back
Crew: 2
Space range: 60 km
Atmospheric range: 6 km
Fire arc: 1 front, 1 left, 1 right, 1 back
Crew: 6
Space range: 30 km
Atmospheric range: 60 km
Crew
Minimum crew

1,350

Passengers

640 troops

Cargo capacity

12,000 metric tons

Consumables

5 months

Usage
Role(s)
Era(s)

New Republic era

Affiliation

The Majestic-class heavy cruiser was a compact but powerful warship built under the New Republic's New Class modernization program.

Contents

Characteristics

With 30 heavy turbolaser cannons, 20 laser cannons, 20 ion cannons, 8 concussion missile tubes, 4 tractor beam projectors, and more than 20 antimissile octets, these ships were capable of engaging both enemy capital ships and starfighters. Majestic-class heavy cruisers were incredibly durable; their thick armor and shields were equal to the previous generation of Imperial-class Star Destroyers.

These ships were equipped with fast Class 0.95 hyperdrives, capable for 90-second spin-up times.[1] They carried a crew of 4,050; 640 troops; and enough consumables for 5 months of operation. Following New Class practice, the basic hull design of the Majestic-class heavy cruiser was derived from that of the Defender-class assault carrier.

Although far smaller than Imperial-class ships, and carrying a smaller number of heavy guns, Majestic-class cruisers were nevertheless designed to be able to take on Star Destroyers one-on-one. The secret of this capability laid in improved gunnery systems that allow them to hit their target far more accurately at longer range, coupled with increased speed and maneuverability that enabled them to prevent the enemy closing the distance.

This had the effect of allowing them to land far more shots on an Imperial-class Star Destroyer in a long-range duel than their target could answer accurately with; the Imperial ship had to try to close to medium range to score as many hits on a Majestic.

Known ships

Behind the scenes

The only official image of the Majestic-class heavy cruiser is found in the RPG sourcebook Cracken's Threat Dossier, but the image looks nothing like that of the Defender-class carrier, which is supposed to be built on the same hull, according to the Black Fleet Crisis novels, on which Cracken's Threat Dossier is based. Because of this, many fans believe that this picture cannot be an accurate representation of the ship.

Sources

Notes and references

  1. Tyrant's Test, page 194
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