Sunday, July 21, 2024
Space Transports

J-type 327 Nubian

Craft: Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps J-type 327 Nubian
Type: Space transport
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 76 m
Skill: Space Transports
Crew: 8 (2 flight crew, 6 ancillary crew) and 8 astromech droids
Passengers: 18
Cargo Capacity: undisclosed
Consumables: 1 week
Cost: Not Available For Sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x .8
Hyperdrive Backup: none
Nav Computer: yes
Maneuverability: 2D+2
Space: 9
Atmosphere: 400; 1150 kmh
Hull: 4D
Shields: 2D+1
Passive: 15/0D
Scan: 30/1D
Search: 50/3D
Focus: 2/4D


Background: The J-type 327 Nubian Royal Starship (also known as the Naboo Royal Starship) was a starship used by Queen Amidala, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, during the Invasion of Naboo. It was commissioned by the Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps.

An example of the marriage between art and design, the craft was designed to embody the glory of Naboo royalty which represented the noble spirit of the citizens of Naboo. It was, in fact, reserved only for use by the Naboo sovereign.

Naboo engineers claimed that the Royal Starship was actually composed of two major components: the spaceframe and all the other components. This spaceframe, created by the skilled engineers of the Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps under the guidance of Staven Kremmo, was a single long, supple hull. The frame was covered in chromium, formerly used to shield starships from radiation and some forms of laser attacks,[4] but later used simply in a time-honored tradition. Only the Queen’s own vessel could be entirely chromium-covered, but royal starfighters, such as the Naboo N-1, had chromium on the front of their engines. Non-royal Naboo ships were forbidden to display chromium.

During Queen Amidala’s term in office, the Royal Starship was piloted by Ric Olié and a well-trained crew of technicians, engineers, navigators and diplomatic aides. The ship was furnished to accommodate the Queen’s entourage, including handmaidens and bodyguards. The vehicle also had large climate-controlled wardrobes that provided Amidala with clothes for all occasions.

The rest of the ship’s components were provided by the Nubian Design Collective, including the impressive T-14 hyperdrive generator. The T-14 was compact and accessible, unlike most other hyperdrives, and was powerful enough to take the ship from Naboo to Tatooine in a single jump even when damaged. It could also be raised from a compartment in the floor to allow easy checking, repairs and even complete replacement. The T-14 hyperdrive had a 327 core that gave the royal starship an impressive hyperdrive class of 1.8. The ship’s Headon-5 sublight engines, which had been modified by the Naboo to be environmentally friendly, could exceed the speed of most starfighters.

The Royal Starship had no weapons since it was designed as a peaceful ambassadorial ship. Its powerful deflector shields could withstand large amounts of damage, including bombardment by turbolaser emplacements. Intricate sensors built into the craft reported damage instantly, allowing the crew to locate trouble spots immediately. When the starship was damaged, up to 8 astromech droids could be automatically deployed. These droids would even venture onto the surface of the ship’s outer hull during flight, braving the vacuum of space and enemy fire to make emergency repairs.

The Royal Starship was normally accompanied by a small wing of N-1 starfighters. This elite squadron, known as Bravo Squadron, was handpicked from the most dedicated and talented pilots in the Royal Naboo Security Forces.

PT White

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