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VT-49 Decimator
Production information
Model

VT-49 Decimator[1]

Class

Assault ship

Cost

Not available for sale[1]

Technical specifications
Length

38 meters

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

975 km/h[1]

Hyperdrive rating

Class 1 (Backup class 12)[1]

Navigation system

Navicomputer

Armament
Crew
Minimum crew

2[1]

Passengers

6[1]

Cargo capacity

80 tons[1]

Consumables

1 month[1]

Usage
Availability

Military[1]

Role(s)

Troop transport

Era(s)
Affiliation

Galactic Empire[1]

The VT-49 Decimator was a heavily armed Imperial transport that had gone through many revisions and modifications, making it one of the galaxy's more feared Imperial warships.

Contents

History

VT-49 multi-angle view.

Decimators were used as either long-range reconnaissance units or picket ships stationed along the perimeter of Imperial fleets. Sometimes Decimators were used to break through enemy forces to deploy raiding parties.

The command of a VT-49 was a point of accomplishment and pride for the middle ranks of the Imperial Navy. It was usually seen as a stepping stone on the path towards command of a capital ship.

Behind the scenes

The designers of the VT-49 Decimator have stated that the ship was created as an "evil" Imperial version of Millennium Falcon.[2] The sounds of the VT-49 Decimator were created by Lead Audio Designer Todd Davies using the Millennium Falcon as a reference.[3]

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Lethal Alliance
  •  Star Wars Galaxies – "Jump to Lightspeed" (First appearance)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
  2. Senior Artist Andrew Collins on http://pc.ign.com/articles/557/557592p1.html
  3. Behind the scenes: Music and sound effects on the Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Adventures bonus DVD

External links

  • IGN: Jump to Lightspeed
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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

VT-49 Decimator

VT49 Decimator

Certification Imperial Ace Pilot
Mass ~5 million
Role Multipassenger ship
Crew Pilot, co-pilot/operations officer, Engineer, Gunners x2
Weapon Mounts Projectile weapon x2
Ordnance x3
Countermeasure x 1
Astromech Technology Flight computer
Acceleration 5
Deceleration 5
Yaw Rate 50
Pitch Rate 50
Roll Rate 37.5
Speed Modifier 0.8
Pictures Official screenshots

Game Info

The VT-49 Decimator is an Imperial multi-passenger assault ship featuring two turrets. Only Imperial Ace Pilots are certified to command major ships such as Decimators; when properly crewed, a VT-49 is a very dangerous foe. Like all multi-passenger ships, the Decimator functions best when manned by a pilot, a co-pilot to operate the droid commands, and two gunners for the Decimator's formidable weapons turrets, as well as a crew member to make repairs to subsystems. Decimators are also powerful NPC ships, encountered in high-end Imperial space zones such as the Dathomir and Endor Systems.

Star Wars Lore

The VT49 Decimator is most correctly classified as an assault ship. It is heavily armed and armored, and built to carry light to medium loads into dangerous places. Its form follows its function, and its shape offers a relatively small target with no large fins or wings as seen in some of the less combat-oriented craft of the Empire, such as the Lambda-class shuttle. Armor and deflector shielding is particularly heavy, and the weapons load-out is fearsome and includes turrets capable of engaging any target fast enough to out-maneuver the VT-49.

As a ship built to out-fight anything it can't outrun, and outrun anything it can't outfight, the Empire uses the Decimator as a multi-role craft and will outfit it to suit the current need. Decimators make simple supply runs to listening outposts in dangerous areas like asteroid belts, perform long-range reconnaissance, serve as temporary listening posts themselves, or act as picket ships at the perimeter of an Imperial fleet. They are also called upon to use their weaponry to carve a path through enemy defenses and insert shock troops and raiding parties, or destroy their targets outright. A more recent duty that has fallen into favor sees Decimators being used more and more as long-duration medium patrol vessels. Also, being easier to hide than a frigate or Imperial Star Destroyer, Decimators have been used to set up ambushes in areas believed frequented by Rebel shipping; their cargo space being used to store food for the crew and ammunition ranging from missiles to torpedoes to mines.

Command of a VT-49 is a coveted position and point of pride among the middle ranks of Imperial Navy Pilots. It is a lightly-crewed combat vessel for their Captains to command without a higher ranking officer standing behind them constantly. Also, earning a reputation as a skilled VT-49 Captain is seen as a jumping-off point to service on the larger ships of the Imperial Navy. The line officers of the Imperial Navy generally look down on the rank and file troops not stationed on capital ships, but that hasn't stopped the rumor from propagating.

Though no official source has confirmed, comparing traditional Cygnus designs such as the Missile Boat, the VT-49 may be of Cygnus design.

Sources

Star Wars: Galaxies Station.com


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