Friday, May 24, 2024
Capital Ships

Victory I Star Destroyer

Craft: Rendili Star Drive’s Victory I
Type: Victory-class Star Destroyer
Scale: Capital
Length: 900 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: Star Destroyer
Crew: 4,798, gunners: 402, skeleton 1,785/+15
Crew Skill: Astrogation 3D+2, capital ship gunnery 4D+2, capital ship piloting 5D, capital ship shields 4D, sensors 3D+2
Passengers: 2,040 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 8,100 metric tons
Consumables: 4 years
Cost: 50,000,000 (new) 40,000,000 (used)
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1
Hyperdrive Backup: x15
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 4
Atmosphere: 280; 800 kmh
Hull: 4D
Shields: 3D+1

Passive 40/1D
Scan 70/2D
Search 150/3D
Focus 4/3D+2

10 Quad Turbolaser Batteries
Fire Arc: 5 left, 5 right
Crew: 5
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
Damage: 5D

40 Double Turbolaser Batteries
Fire Arc: 10 front, 15 left, 15 right
Crew: 3
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
Damage: 2D+2

80 Concussion Missile Launchers
Fire Arc: 20 front, 20 left, 20 right, 20 back
Crew: 2
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 2-12/30/60
Atmosphere Range: 4-24/60/120 km
Damage: 9D

10 Tractor Beam Projectors
Fire Arc: 6 front, 2 left, 2 right
Crew: 2 (2), 4 (2), 10 (6)
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 1-5/15/30
Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/60 km
Damage: 5D

Starfighter Complement: 2 squadrons

Background: The Victory I-class Star Destroyer, also known as the Victory I-class Destroyer and Victoria I-class Star Destroyer, was a warship designed for planetary defense, planetary assault, ground troop support, and ship-to-ship combat. It was used by the Galactic Republic during the mid-Clone Wars, the Galactic Empire and the Corporate Sector during the Galactic Civil War and the Confederation during the Second Galactic Civil War.

Victory I-class Star Destroyers were 900 meters long, just over half the size of the later Imperial-class Star Destroyer. Like later Star Destroyer designs, the Victory possessed the ability to enter the upper levels of a planetary atmosphere. This gave the ship a decided advantage of added precision when engaging in the ground attack operations the class was designed to carry out. In addition, the Victory could also pursue other vessels hoping to escape by diving towards a planet. A set of atmospheric maneuvering surfaces were located along the ship’s flanks as well. Some Victory variants dispensed with the atmospheric maneuvering surfaces altogether. Star Destroyers of this kind fought in the Operation Shadow Hand, notably in the Battle of Balmorra.

At the start of the Clone Wars and the introduction of the Acclamator-class assault ship, the Arch-Provost of Rendili ordered industrial spies and ship-designers to come up with a way to curb Kuat’s lead on new contracts with the Galactic Republic.

The two rival shipbuilders, Rendili StarDrive and Kuat Drive Yards, later embarked on a collaborative design-project while the war was still in its early phases. This was called the “Victor Initiative Project”, which resulted in the Victory-class. This design by Walex Blissex became a direct challenge to Kuat’s Venator-class.

An early batch of Victory I-class Star Destroyers were deployed to defend Sector 0 against the Techno Union’s fleet of Bulwark Mark I battlecruisers, which had escaped the blockade of Foerost. This resulted in the deployment of the “Victory Fleet” six months ahead of schedule. Despite this, the majority of the initial commission group was not deployed until Palpatine had already dissolved the Galactic Republic and established his Imperial rule.

A subclass known as the Victory II was introduced later in the Clone Wars. Refitted with new ion engines by Hoersch-Kessel Drive to replace the underpowered LF9s, and trading the concussion missiles for ion cannons and extra turbolasers; this variant was designed with an emphasis on space combat. This newer class was externally very similar to its predecessor. Very few Victory II’s were built, as they were introduced not long before the Imperial-class, which essentially supplanted it in the space combat role.

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