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Crusader corvette
Crusader-class corvette
Production information
Manufacturer

Mandal Hypernautics[1]

Model

Crusader-class corvette[1]

Class

Corvette[1]

Cost
Technical specifications
Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 1.0[2]
  • Backup Class 12.0[2]
Shielding

equipped[1]

Navigation system

Navigation computer equipped[2]

Armament
Fire arc: 1 dorsal, 1 ventral, 5 starboard, 5 portside
Crew

80[2]

Passengers

none[2]

Cargo capacity

3,600 tons[2]

Consumables

1 year[2]

Usage
Role(s)
Era(s)
Affiliation
"Crusader's weapons are charged and ready!"
―A Crusader-class captain[src]

The Crusader-class corvette, also referred to as the Crusader-class gunship, was a warship in use during the Galactic Civil War. It was produced by Mandal Hypernautics and named after the ancient Mandalorian Crusaders.

Characteristics

Dimensions

Crusader-Class Corvette Final

A Crusader-class corvette.

The Mandalorian corvette was similar in appearance to the Kandosii-type dreadnaught of earlier millennia, complete with sharp edges marking the superstructure.[1][3]

Offensive and defensive systems

Made to counter starfighters and bombers, the Crusader-class corvette carried as many weapons as it could without compromising its space-worthiness.[1]

Crusaders were known to utilize an advanced point-defense weapon system that allowed the ships to actually shoot down enemy missiles or torpedoes before they damaged friendly ships. This made the corvettes a valuable support addition to a fleet.[1]

Propulsion systems

The corvette was faster than any other similar ship of its time. This attribute, along with its large weapons-complement, made the Crusader an extremely pricey vessel.[2]

History

The Crusader-class corvette was a designed by Mandal Hypernautics several years after the end of the Clone Wars, with Danar Len working as the lead designer on the project. They initially offered the ship to the Galactic Empire, but the Imperials chose to purchase only two Crusaders, so that they could evaluate the corvette's performance. The two corvettes performed well, but the Empire chose not to purchase any more and assigned the two corvettes to defend the Maw Installation.[2]

Len was left distraught by the Empire's rejection of the Crusader, so he mothballed the design and left Mandal Hypernautics, despite the encouragement given to him by his colleagues to persevere with the design. Following Len's departure, Mandal Hypernautics offered the ship to the Mandalorians, who agreed to purchase some. Production of the corvette began and a number of them were also sold to planetary and small interstellar governments.[2]

Ships of this class were part of the naval forces built up by the crime lord Tyber Zann in his crusade to gain galactic influence. They were used as a component of his relatively sizable fleet.[1]

Many years later, Admiral Natasi Daala began a campaign against the New Republic and utilized the two Crusader-class corvettes that had been purchased by the Galactic Empire. The corvettes proved to be highly effective, so the Imperial Remnant renegotiated with Mandal Hypernautics and purchased a sizable number of them.[2] Two Crusaders later served in Admiral Daala's Maw Irregular Fleet and participated in the Second Galactic Civil War.[4]

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references


Mandalorian starship classes
Transports
Aka'jor-class shuttle · Kiltirin-class dungeon ship
Kom'rk-class fighter/transport · Mandalorian dungeon ship
Mandalore the Indomitable's shuttle · Mar'eyce
Meteor-class Q-Carrier · Neo-Crusader Q-Carrier
Shaadlar-type troopship · Stathas-class freighter · Tra'kad
Starfighters
Basilisk war droid · Bes'uliik · Cabur-class starfighter
Davaab-type starfighter · G1-M4-C Dunelizard fighter
Gladiator-class assault fighter · M3-A Scyk fighter
M12-L Kimogila heavy fighter · Mando-Verpine Assault Fighter
StarViper-class attack platform · Vyrhawk fighter-bomber
Patrol ships
Pursuer-class enforcement ship
Gunships
Teroch-type gunship
Corvettes
Crusader-class corvette
Cruisers
Mandalorian cruiser · Mandalorian warship
Venator-class Star Destroyer
Battleships
Jehavey'ir-type assault ship · Kandosii-type dreadnaught · Keldabe-class battleship
Kyramud-type battleship · Spirit of Vengeance
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