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Hammerhead C-80 Corvette

Craft: Corellian Engineering Corporation Sphyrna-class C80 Corvette
Type: Hammerhead Scout Corvette
Scale: Capital
Length: 116.7 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: Hammerhead corvette
Crew: 46, gunners: 3, Skeleton: 2/+10
Crew Skill: Astrogation 3D, capital ship gunnery 4D+1, capital ship piloting 3D+2, capital ship shields 3D, sensors 3D+1
Passengers: 125 + 36 diplomats
Cargo Capacity: 23 metric tons
Consumables: 6 months
Cost: 1 million
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x3
Hyperdrive Backup: x15
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 2D
Space: 6
Atmosphere: 313; 900 kmh
Hull: 3D+2
Shields: 2D
Passive: 40/1D
Scan: 80/2D
Search: 100/3D
Focus: 5/4D

2 Heavy Laser Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: front
Crew: 1
Scale: Starfighter
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
Damage: 3D
5 Twin Light Turbolaser Battery
Fire Arc: 3 front, 1 left, 1 right, 1 back
Crew: 1
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
Damage: 4D+1

Game Notes:
Designed to Ram: When a Hammerhead makes a headon impact, it is always treated as a minor collision for this vessel and so subtracts 4D from the damage roll. The enemy vessel always treats this as a major collision and rolls normal damage.
Escape Pods: The C80 has six escape pods

Background: The Sphyrna-class Hammerhead corvette, known more commonly as the Hammerhead corvette, was a model of corvette that saw wide use during the Imperial Era as an armed transport, and later served as a mainline warship in the naval forces of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and subsequent New Republic Security Bureau during and after the Galactic Civil War against the Galactic Empire. The corvette witnessed continued use during the Cold War by the Resistance against the First Order, and subsequently in the pan-galactic war between the forces of the galaxy and the Final Order.

Sphyrna-class Hammerhead corvettes, also referred to as Hammerhead-class cruisers, were inspired by a similar starship design by Rendili Hyperworks that dated back centuries prior to the Imperial Era. The Sphyrna-class was a joint operation between two companies, as it was designed by Corellian Engineering Corporation and manufactured by Rendili StarDrive. A big, bulky transport, the Hammerhead was built for the transportation of goods and individuals safely, comfortably, and without the need for escort ships. It had a cylinder-shaped hull that contained a number of large modular cargo holds, external docking points for cargo containers, and an external cargo lift. The flight deck, crew berths, and passenger staterooms were located in the angular, vertical bow, which gave the ship its notable physical profile and name. Three large pylon mounted ion sublight engines dominated the ship’s aft which gave it a sublight speed of 900 kilometers per hour.

The Hammerhead was equipped with a primary class 3 hyperdrive along with a secondary class 15. It was equipped with a navigation computer and a medium range sensor. It was fully crewed by thirty-five crewmembers, but could be operated by a single pilot. It could carry 125 passengers, along with an encumbrance capacity of 2,000. It held enough consumables for six months and cost 1,000,000 credits to manufacture. Hammerheads typically held a cargo capacity of 22,833 metric tons.

Hammerhead corvettes carried a respectable armament of heavy laser cannons and turbolasers, with the standard variant being armed with two dual forward-mounted heavy laser cannons by the bridge and a dorsal turret-mounted twin light turbolaser battery. The ship’s internal systems were easy to maintain and upgrade, and were backed by numerous redundant systems. Due to this and their strong deflector shields, Hammerheads were well-suited for space travel, and were capable of surviving accidental collisions with relatively minor damage. Additional external ordnance racks could be outfitted on Hammerhead corvettes which could launch projectiles.

Throughout its existence, several variants of the Hammerhead existed. One was commonly seen utilized by early rebel cells that featured a large ventral cargo bay and three dual laser cannon, as well as a vertically-elongated bridge section characteristic of the Hammerhead. In its early years, the Rebel Alliance continued to use this model. The Hammerhead Scout Corvette and the Hammerhead Torpedo Corvette were part of this variant.

By 0 BBY, however, the Alliance had modified its previous Hammerheads, such as the Lightmaker, into a slightly different refit. Several new features were added to the original Hammerhead structure, including two extra modules mounted to the port and starboard of the craft at the docking tubes, which included a ventral and a dorsal turret-mounted twin light turbolaser battery, increasing the total number from one to five. Six escape pods were added in place of the cargo bay, and a fourth sublight ion drive mounted on top of the primary three, giving it enough power to single-handedly move a disabled Imperial I-class Star Destroyer. Additionally, the hull and frame of the ship was fitted with additional modules and compartments. Due to the ship’s easily upgradeable systems and tough hulls, smugglers and pirates acquired Hammerheads and highly modified them with more powerful armament and better cargo-handling systems.

In a civilian capacity, Hammerhead corvettes were utilized by shipping companies for the transportation of goods and personnel. Smugglers and pirates utilized Hammerhead corvettes as part of their fleets. In military capacities, the Alliance deployed Hammerheads with great effectiveness against the Imperial Navy. The Alliance used Hammerheads as a heavy attack craft, pitting itself against vessels of the same size or larger while in groups. Pointing itself towards a target, a Hammerhead kept its strongest shields between it and its opponent and remain aligned for a potential ram, and were specially used for ramming. Additional military roles included serving as an escort, a scout ship, and as a spacetug.

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