Jedi light cruiser

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The Jedi light cruiser,[5] also known as Republic light cruiser,[6] was a variant of the Arquitens-class light cruiser used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. After the Republic was replaced by the Galactic Empire, a new design of Arquitens arose.[5]


"The enemy ships are faster and more maneuverable. I suggest caution."
―TV-94, referring to the Jedi light cruiser and its companion Consular-class cruisers[src]

The bridge of a Clone Wars-era Arquitens-class light cruiser

The Arquitens-class Jedi light cruiser was shaped like an elongated triangle with a forked snout, attached to three cylindrical engines. The shape of its hull[4] harkened back to the much larger Venator-class Star Destroyer,[7] while its engines resembled[4] those of the Consular-class space cruiser.[8] Two docking rings were located on either sides of the ship. The Jedi light cruiser was equipped with two quad laser turrets flanking its bridge. Two identical emplacements were located on the ventral bow, while four dual-barreled turbolaser batteries were located on the sides of the cruiser. Large slits on either side of these cannons allowed them to be repositioned for frontal, broadside or backwards firing. This function, combined with the dorsal & ventral turrets, granted the ship a good arc of fire.

All gun emplacements were retracted into the hull during re-entry to prevent the barrels from being damaged by sudden drag force. The bridge/bow turrets descended/ascended into large trap-door hatches, while the flank cannons receded into the bow prongs.

The ship also had two pairs of missile tubes on the edges between its turbolaser cannons.

With the emergence of the Galactic Empire following the conclusion of the Clone Wars, the Jedi-variant of the Arquitens-class was phased out of production to make way for the Imperial-variant.



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