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Capital Ships

Eclipse-class Dreadnought

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Craft: KDY’s Eclipse-class Dreadnought
Type: Dreadnought
Scale: Capital
Length: 17,500 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: Dreadnought
Crew: 708,470. gunners: 4,175, skeleton: 88,500/+10
Crew Skill: Astrogation 5D, capital ship gunnery 5D, capital ship piloting 6D, capital ship shields 4D+2, sensors 4D+1
Passengers: 150,000 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 600,000 metric tons
Consumables: 10 years
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x6
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 4
Hull: 15D+2
Shields: 11D+1
Passive: 250/2D
Scan: 350/3D
Search: 500/4D
Focus: 75/5D


Axial Superlaser
Fire Arc: Front
Crew: 75
Scale: Death Star
Skill: Capital ship gunnery: superlaser
Fire Control: 5D
Space Range: 5 25/75/150
Damage: Gradational output can fire once every minute at minimum energy (1D damage). It can also build a charge of 1D per minute up to 8D. Current reactor can only generate 11D total per day.

550 Heavy Laser Cannons
Fire Arc: 200 front. 150 left. 150 right, 50 back
Crew: 4
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-15/72/150KM
Damage: 8D

500 Turbolaser Batteries
Fire Arc: 150 front, 125 left. 125 right. 100 back
Crew: 2
Scale: Starfighter
Skill: Starship Gunnery
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 3-15/36/75
Atmosphere Range: 600-1.5/7/15KM
Damage: 5D

75 Ion Cannons
Fire Arc: 25 front. 25 left. 25 right
Crew: 4
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D+2
Space Range: 1-10/25/50
Atmosphere Range: 2-20/50/100KM
Damage: 3D

100 Tractor Beam Emplacements
Fire Arc: 55 front, 20 left. 20 right, 5 back
Crew: 5
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 1-5/15/30
Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/60 KM
Damage: 6D

10 Gravity Well Projectors
Fire Arc: 3 front, 2 left, 2 right, 3 back
Crew: 10
Skill: Capital ship gunnery: gravity well projector
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 1-5/15/30
Damage: Blocks hyperspace travel

Background: The Eclipse-class dreadnought, also known as the Eclipse-class Super Star Destroyer, was a class of Imperial Super Star Destroyer manufactured by Kuat Drive Yards and mainly used around six years after the Battle of Endor. Like the Sovereign class, they were regarded as a new generation of Super Star Destroyers.

The massive Eclipse-class vessels measured 17.5 kilometers in length and were one of the largest ships ever to be constructed. Although the Executor-class Star Dreadnought measured 1.5 kilometers more in size, the Eclipse-class had a far greater mass than any other Super Star Destroyer.

The most deadly weapon carried by Eclipse-class ships was an axial superlaser, similar to but significantly less potent than one of the component beams used in the Death Star’s superlaser.

An Eclipse’s superlaser quickly had the power to destroy other Super Star Destroyers, as the Annihilator discovered when Tyber Zann seized the Eclipse’s incredible power above Kuat.

The axial superlasers could slash through any planetary shield to crack open a planet’s crust and sear entire continental landmasses. The massive superlaser was more widely used to destroy enemy capital ships and space stations during combat. According to Admiral Conan Antonio Motti in the Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide, the super laser’s intended use was to penetrate planetary shields and vaporize cities with a single blast.

The class benefited from the most significant weaponry improvements of the last few decades. This included gravity well projectors and improved ion cannons, the former of which was the same types included on the Interdictor-class Star Destroyers. These behemoths were armed with hundreds of heavy laser and turbo laser mountings.

In addition to its firepower, the Eclipse-class’s hull armor and shields were so strong that it could ram enemy ships without hesitation.

An Eclipse-class vessel carried 600 TIE/IN interceptors and 96 TIE Bombers, divided into 58 squadrons; for ground assault, they had 150,000 Imperial soldiers, 100 AT-ATs, and five prefabricated bases. The hangars were located at the vessel’s sides, with the fore and aft launch bays closely spaced underneath this area, towards the middle of the ship.

Each class ship was crewed by over 700,000 personnel, and Eclipse II also carried a complement of Shadow Droid starfighters. Troop quarters were located on the lower frontal section of the vessel, in front of the hangar areas.

The bridge tower contained the main communications array and sensor array, located on the port and starboard sides, respectively and in addition to controlling the ship’s central command station on the tower’s lower portion, also housed the deflector shield command center in the top area. The bridge tower was closer to the hull than traditional Star Destroyers of the Imperial-I and Imperial-II classes.

There were several variances between the two known vessels of this class, Eclipse I and Eclipse II: Eclipse I possessed six engines on the back, whereas Eclipse II maintained eight. In addition, the Eclipse I had the engines separate from each other and to the sides. In contrast, the Eclipse II engines were grouped like other Star Destroyers. Lastly, Eclipse II had a command bridge tower directly over the superlaser weapon that Eclipse I lacked.

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