The MC85 Star Cruiser was a heavy cruiser manufactured by Mon Calamari Shipyards and Corellian Engineering Corporation after the Galactic Civil War. It was used by the New Republic fleet and the Resistance navy.[1] One ship, the Raddus, served as the flagship of the Resistance navy, and was crucial in the Evacuation of D'Qar. The bridge of the Raddus was destroyed, and resulted in the deaths of most of Resistance High Command, including Admiral Gial Ackbar, when it was attacked by First Order TIE fighters. It was subsequently destroyed during the Attack on the Resistance fleet when Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo purposefully entered hyperspace through the Supremacy, splintering the massive vessel in two, with the debris cutting through twenty escorting Resurgent-class Battlecruisers.[2]



Despite its large size, the MC85 was a fast cruiser. Even thirteen years after commission, the Dawn of Tranquility, in service with the Resistance under the name Raddus, was still able to outrun the First Order’s modern battlecruisers and the massive Supremacy. Propelled by eleven sublight ion engines, these massive ships were as fuel hungry as they were fast.[4]

Offensive and defensive systemsEdit

While undergunned for a typical heavy cruiser, featuring only a few dozen turbolasers, ion cannons, and point-defense turrets in total, the MC85 compensated for this with highly durable advanced deflector shields. These experimental shields that cocooned the ship are capable of repelling huge amounts of damage before failing, far more than most other ships.[1]

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