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Consular-class cruiser (Charger c70 retrofit)
Production information
Manufacturer

Corellian Engineering Corporation[1]

Model

Refitted Consular-class cruiser[2]

Class

Frigate[1]

Cost

AurebeshSans-Serif credit1,650,000 (700,000 used)[2]

Technical specifications
Length

138.55 meters

Hyperdrive rating

Class 1.5[2]

Hyperdrive system

Equipped[3]

Power plant

Advanced power generator

Shielding

Equipped[3]

Navigation system

Advanced navicomputer[2]

Armament
  • Twin turbolaser cannon batteries (5)[3]
  • Point-defense medium laser cannons (2)[2]
Complement

1 2-1B surgical droid

Escape craft
Crew

8[2]

Passengers

30 (troops)[2]

Cargo capacity

6,000 tons[2]

Usage
Availability

Military[2]

Role(s)
  • Diplomatic ship[3]
  • Frigate (refit)[1]
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[3]

Affiliation

Galactic Republic[3]

The Consular-class cruiser (Charger c70 retrofit), or the Republic frigate, was a model of retrofitted Consular-class cruiser that turned the ships into small frigates. Corellian Engineering Corporation created this for Supreme Chancellor Palpatine during the early part of the Clone Wars.

CharacteristicsEdit

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Multiple angled view of a Republic frigate

Unlike earlier models, they were not painted entirely in red, but instead bore an emblem of the Open Circle Fleet.[3]

The Consulars were armed with five twin turbolaser cannons, each mounted on the opposing side of the center fuselage and one on the stern behind the sensor and communications array. The class also had a double laser turret on the top of the bow. The class also had a smaller sensor and communications array than on the peacetime vessels, and were staffed by clone pilots and officers.[3]

The weapons-system had a targeting screen of Corellian design, similar to the one on the AG-2G quad laser cannon, an orange-against-red grid.[1]

HistoryEdit

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A Republic frigate docking with Tranquility

The refitting-procedure was done early in the Clone Wars, when warships were still in short supply. The former diplomatic ships were converted under direct orders from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.[2]

Jedi General Yoda used such a frigate to reach the moon of Rugosa for a diplomatic meeting with Toydarian King Katuunko. The ship was attacked, but managed to hold off two Munificent-class star frigates long enough to fire all escape pods towards the moon, one of which contained the Jedi Master and three clone troopers.[3]

They were also used to transfer captured Nute Gunray to the Tranquility , also used by Gunray and Asajj Ventress to escape that ship[4] and to evacuate the crew from the Liberty during the Sky Battle of Quell.[5] A number of these militarized Consular-class cruisers were part of a task force assigned to free captured Jedi Eeth Koth who had been captured by Confederate General Grievous.[6] They were used to transport the Clone Youth Brigade to the Endurance also.

One of these ships was used to transport the body of Senator Onaconda Farr back to Rodia after his death.[7] Later in the war, at least three were part of the fleet that battled over Sullust.[8]

Another of these vessels was used to transport Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala to the planet Mon Calamari for a failed diplomatic mission. It was destroyed on orders from the Separatist commander Riff Tamson.[9]

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