Sunday, May 26, 2024
Capital Ships

Lucrehulk-class Battleship

Craft: Modified Hoersch-Kessel Drive, Inc., Lucrehulk-class LH-3210 cargo hauler
Type: Battleship
Scale: Capital
Length: 3,170 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: LH-3210
Crew: 150 droids, 25 Neimoidian command staff
Crew Skill: Capital sip piloting 4D+1, capital sip gunnery 4D+1, capital ship shields 4D+1
Passengers: 139,000 battle droids
Cargo Capacity: 5 million metric tons
Consumables: 500 days
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x10
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 4
Hull: 6D
Shields: 3D

Passive: 30/1D
Scan: 60/2D
Search: 90/3D+2
Focus: 6/4D

42 Quadlasers
Fire Arc: 14 front, 14 rear, 7 right, 7 left.
Scale: Starfighter
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-5/10/20
Atmosphere Range: 100-500/1/2 km
Damage: 5D

Starship Complement: 50 landing ships, 1500 droid starfighters

Ground Assault Complement: 550 MTTs, 1500 troop carriers, 6250 ATTs

Background: The Lucrehulk-class battleship was the primary capital ship of the Trade Federation’s Trade Defense Force. Most Lucrehulks were modified from enormous cargo haulers. Upgraded and modified versions were later used by the CIS Navy, the Separatist holdouts, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the Corporate Sector Authority and the Killik Colony. When the Trade Federation began creating its military, the Executive Board realized the need for large cruisers to transport their weapons across the galaxy, battleships to defend against starfighter attacks, and flagships for controlling their vast legions of battle droids. Reluctant to spend the credits necessary to construct and purchase a fleet of military vessels, the Trade Federation began modifying a portion of its many thousands of Lucrehulk-class freighters into warships. Their early navy had about 10% of all Lucrehulks converted to battleships and by the battle of Naboo, it was estimated that 35% of the class had undergone refitting.

At over three kilometers in diameter, the enormous vessel resembled a donut-shape that was missing a section of its circumference and it had a central sphere that contained the ship’s bridge and reactor assemblies. The front void of the craft held two mammoth docking bays on either side, which were lined with forward docking claws. These gigantic cargo vessels had been built for many years by the Trade Federation to haul cargo between planets and were an important asset to their enterprise.

Housed in the stern of the main body were the main reactors, each connected to one of the three main engines, as well as to secondary engines and each other. The central sphere housed its own reactor/power generator assemblies.

Lining the equatorial bands in batteries of three, were quad turbolaser cannons capable of rotating inwards when not in use. Their limited coverage of the hull made the early battleship models vulnerable, and made them rely more on the massive number of starfighters carried to defend the ships against enemy starfighters. This was, however, rectified with later ships whose armor and shields proved too strong for starfighter firepower, the fact becoming quickly apparent at the Battle of Naboo. The pre–Clone Wars models of the battleships did have major defense flaws, as Anakin Skywalker was able to fly his starfighter into the hangar of a Droid Control Ship and destroy the starboard main reactor by accident. The resulting explosion destroyed the battleship and ensured a Naboo victory.

PT White

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