- "Oh, my. I could've sworn the hangar was down this hallway. Oh, why do they build these infernal ships so absurdly large?"
The Imperial-class Star Destroyer (ISD) known generally as the Imperial Star Destroyer, was a product line of massive dagger-shaped capital ships of the Imperial Navy and later the Navy of the First Order. It consisted of two variants, the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer and the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer.
At the height of its power, the Galactic Empire operated over 25,000 of these ships. The distinctive profile of the Imperial-class instilled fear into the soldiers of rebelling factions, and the name of a Star Destroyer could be preceded by the ship prefix ISD (for Imperial Star Destroyer). In a report to an admiral, Senior Commander Alecia Beck referred to the ISD Vehement.
Roughly thirty years after the Battle of Endor, the new Resurgent-class Battlecruiser would be constructed to replace the aging Imperial-class by the Empire's first successor state, the First Order, and would borrow design philosophies from the highly respected ship.
Behind the scenesEdit
While working on the Imperial-class Star Destroyers of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, model maker John Knoll worked from Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections to make sure that what the audience would see inside the ship matches what was known about Star Destroyers.
- (First identified as Imperial-class Star Destroyer)
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Before the Awakening
- ↑ Star Wars: Uprising
- ↑ Smuggler's Run
- ↑ Capps, Robert (2016). Meet John Knoll, the Creative Genius Who Brought Rogue One to Life. WIRED. wired.com. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved on February 16, 2017.