Mounted in three turrets on each side of the dorsal hull, the twin-barreled turbolasers served as heavy anti-capital ship weapons, being too slow to reliably target fast starfighters. They could punch through both deflector shields and armor on spaceships with the heaviest defensive layers.
Several monitor stations were tied in to each turret, with firing control on top, the targeting level in the middle and modulation and power feed controls located in floors underneath. The crew was protected by proton-shielded armor plates on the surface of the vessel.
Cooling system pumps and power cells were located underneath the turret, which were connected to an auxiliary reactor.
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