|Bothan assault cruiser|
Bothan Assault Cruiser
Valued at 97,000,000 credits
250 (troops and pilots)
5,000 metric tons
CharacteristicsEditThe starship was 850 meters in length with a crew of 1,240, an armed complement of 250, cargo capacity of 5,000 metric tons and two years of consumables.
Designed to fill the role occupied by the aging Victory I-class Star Destroyer, the Bothan Assault Cruiser was armed with twenty-four heavy dual turbolaser cannons, twenty turbolaser cannons, ten ion cannons, twenty proton torpedo launchers with sixteen missile magazines, and four tractor beam projectors.
In addition to the array of weapon emplacements, the cruiser's two hangars carried four squadrons of starfighters. Dorsal and ventral hangars were located amidships and fitted with launch apertures that allowed for flexible deployment and rapid recovery. Cruisers also contained rear meditation cabins, equipped with transparisteel arches for viewing space.
Defensively, the Bothan Assault Cruiser was a vast improvement to the Victory-class Star Destroyers it was intended to replace. Both armor and shields on the cruisers were 150 percent heavier than on the Victory-class, although in battle primary power was focused on weapons, making the cruisers open to heavy attacks.
Designed after peace was declared between the New Republic and Imperial Remnant, many questioned the motivation of the Bothans. Some declared it a wasteful program pushed by Borsk Fey'lya simply for the Bothans' benefit, while others feared it was a sign of impending Bothan aggression.
By 40 ABY Bothan Assault Cruisers were part of the fleet of the Confederation, after the Bothan government seceded from the Galactic Alliance in response to the assassination of several key Bothan politicians.
- Dark Tide I: Onslaught (First appearance)
- Dark Tide II: Ruin
- Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (Mentioned only)
- Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
- Balance Point
- Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
- Star by Star
- Destiny's Way
- Force Heretic I: Remnant (Mentioned only)
- The Unifying Force
- Invincible (Appears in flashback(s))