Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Capital Ships

IPV-2C Stealth Corvette

Craft: IPV-2C Stealth Corvette
Type: Stealth Corvette
Scale: Capital Ship
Length: 99.71 meters
Skill: Capital Ship Piloting – IPV-2C Stealth Corvette, (A) Starship cloaking
Crew: 12 (2 Pilots)
Cargo Capacity: 5 metric tons
Consumables: 1 month
Cost: 1.5 million credits
Hyperdrive: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: N
Nav Computer: Y
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 5
Atmosphere: 265; 950kph
Hull: 4D
Shields: 2D
Passive: 25/1D
Scan: 50/2D
Search: 60/2D
Focus: 3/3D
Stealth: +6D sensor difficulties

2 Dual Laser Cannons (may be fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 1
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
Damage: 5D (6D if fire-linked)

4 proton torpedo launchers
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 0D
Space Range: 1-5/10/15
Atmosphere Range: 100-500/1/1.5 km
Damage: 9D

28 Cloak Projectors
Type: Cloaking Device
Skill: (A) Starship Cloaking:
Cost: 5000 per projector
Availability: 4, R
Game Notes: A cloaking device renders an object completely invisible to nearly all forms of detection, by disrupting the electronic signature its various systems and sensors normally emitted. The object, however, could still be tracked via its magnetic signature.

12 Flares
Type: Aerial illumination system
Skill: Missile weapons
Ammo: 1
Cost: 100
Availability: 2 or 3
Fire Rate: 1
Range: 2-3/5/10 (effective range)
Damage: 3D

Game Notes: Accelerates to 300 meters, then explodes and releases a brightly burning flare that stays suspended for several minutes. Heat seeking missiles target can target the flare.

Background: The IPV-2C Stealth Corvette was an experimental vessel developed by the Galactic Republic and manufactured by Sienar Design Systems during the Clone Wars. Equipped with a cloaking device that rendered it invisible, the prototype stealth ship was used during the Battle of Christophsis by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. Originally tasked with sneaking past the Separatist blockade of the planet to deliver relief supplies to Senator Bail Organa on the surface, Skywalker instead used the ship to bring down Separatist Admiral Trench’s command ship, the Invincible. Skywalker, Clone Commander “Blackout,” CT-1284 “Spark,” and the crew of the ship tried to attack Trench’s ship, but beforehand, Admiral Trench found that the ship’s magnetic signature could be tracked, so it was not completely undetectable. However, when he launched tracking torpedoes that followed the ship’s magnetic signature, Skywalker flew close to the Invincible’s bridge, causing the torpedoes to take out Trench’s own ship. The cloaking technology’s enormous expense and maintenance requirements discouraged the Galactic Republic Navy from commissioning additional stealth ships.

After the Clone Wars, the design of Moff Wilhuff Tarkin’s personal starship, the Carrion Spike, was based on this stealth ship.

The stealth ship had a modular hull and twenty eight cloak projectors. It was armed with two point defense laser cannon turrets, one each in the dorsal and ventral sides, and four proton torpedo launcher at the front. The stealth ship was also equipped with flares and had two sensor rectennas, one dorsal and one ventral.

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