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Nebulon-B2 frigate
Production information
Manufacturer

Kuat Drive Yards

Product line

Nebulon series

Model

Nebulon-B2 frigate

Class

Frigate

Technical specifications
Length

253.2 meters

Width

147.7 meters

Height/depth

94.3 meters

MGLT

46.8

Shielding

800 SBD

Hull

400 RU

Armament
Crew

1,120

Passengers

150 troops

Usage
Role(s)
Era(s)

Rebellion era

Affiliation

The Nebulon-B2 frigate, sometimes referred to as the modified frigate, was a relative of the Nebulon-B escort frigate.

Contents

Characteristics

The distinctive bank of sublight engines on a Nebulon-B2.

Though it shared a similar profile with its predecessor, the Nebulon-B2 differed in some key ways. The forward pod split into an inverted-V shape which allowed for greater surface area to mount weaponry. The connecting spar was heavier, rendering it less vulnerable to being split open by heavy fire, and the ship was about 50 meters shorter overall.

Sublight speed was 17% faster, and shield strength and hull durability were both improved. The Nebulon-B2 was also armed with a concussion missile launcher, which was not normally mounted on its predecessor.

History

Most of these ships served in the Imperial Navy, although a few ships found their way into the hands of the Rebel Alliance and other groups, probably in the same ways they acquired the original Nebulon-B. At least one of them may have been modified for medical duties.

Behind the scenes

Like many other craft pioneered by Star Wars: TIE Fighter, the Nebulon-B2 has not appeared anywhere outside of the games.

The Nebulon-B2 may seem somewhat under-gunned for a ship that is supposed to be superior to its predecessor and is described in-game as being "exceptionally well armed for its size." This is presumed to be due to the necessities of game mechanics, since a player in a single starfighter would have little chance of defeating a more realistically armed ship. It should be noted that in Star Wars: X-wing Alliance, the source from which the statistics for this ship were taken, the original Nebulon-B is armed only with four turbolasers.

The Nebulon-B2s have gone through numerous changes between game versions. While they were equal to shielding and hull strength to a Dreadnaught in Star Wars: X-wing vs. TIE Fighter: Balance of Power, their statistics were changed by X-wing Alliance, where they were actually weaker in terms of shielding and armor than its predecessor, and also shorter.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: TIE Fighter (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: X-wing vs. TIE Fighter
  • Star Wars: X-wing Alliance

Sources

  • TIE Fighter: The Official Strategy Guide
Kuat capital ship classes
Carriers
Escort
Assault ships
Acclamator I-class - Acclamator II-class
Corvettes
Broadside-class cruiser kdb-1
Frigates
Ardent-class - Class 1000 cruiser - Corona-class
Dragon-class heavy cruiser - EF76 Nebulon-B - Enforcer-class picket cruiser
Lancer-class - MedStar-class - Nebulon-B2
Pelta-class - Star Galleon-class - Zebulon-B
Destroyers/Star Destroyers
Gladiator-class - Imperial I-class - Imperial II-class
Interdictor - Kuat - Multi kilometer-long type
Pellaeon-class - Storm Fleet - Tector-class
Venator-class - Victory I-class - Victory II-class
Cruisers
KDY light - Kuat heavy
Battlecruisers/Star Battlecruisers
Imperial - Procurator-class - Vengeance
Battleships/Star Dreadnoughts
Eclipse-class - Executor-class - Mandator I-class
Mandator II-class - Sovereign-class
Production facilities
Arc Hammer
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