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This article is about the New Republic Republic-class Star Destroyer. You may be looking for the Republic-class cruiser.
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Republic-class Star Destroyer
Production information
Manufacturer

Rendili StarDrive[1]

Product line

Star Destroyers[2]

Model

Republic-class Star Destroyer

Class
Cost

1.94 billion credits

Technical specifications
Length

1,250 meters[1]

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 2.0[1]
  • Class 10 Backup[1]
Hyperdrive system

Equipped[1]

Power output

Peak: ~9,28 × 1024 W[5] (20% more power than the ISD-I)[1]

Armament
Complement

Starfighters (36)[1]

Crew
Minimum crew

2,917[1]

Passengers

3,200 troops[1]

Cargo capacity

11,000 metric tons[1]

Consumables

2 years[1]

Usage
Role(s)
Era(s)

New Republic era[2]

Affiliation

New Republic[2]


The Republic-class Star Destroyer was Walex Blissex's follow-up design to his Victory-class Star Destroyer.[1]

CharacteristicsEdit

The Republic-class Star Destroyer was manufactured by Rendili StarDrive for the New Republic. It was smaller than Lira Blissex's Imperial-class Star Destroyer, but was a much more efficient design.[1]

Although the Republic-class was only half the cost of an Imperial-class[source?], and required a mere one-fifth the crew size, it boasted 20 percent more firepower than an Imperial I-class model. However, it was still outmatched by the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer and the various Super Star Destroyers.[1]

Armament consisted of 40 heavy turbolaser batteries, 40 heavy turbolaser cannons, 20 ion cannons, and 10 tractor beam projectors. The Republic-class was also equipped with a Class 2 hyperdrive, the same as was found on the Imperial-class.[1]

The Republic-class was only 1,250 meters long, significantly smaller than the 1,600-meter-long Imperial-class. Because the smaller ship retained a similar level of weaponry, it had to sacrifice cargo space and endurance. The Republic-class only held enough consumables to operate without resupply for 2 years, one-third the running time of the Imperial-class.[1]

Only a single regiment of 3,200 ground troops could be carried aboard, as well as a single standard New Republic wing of 36 fighters (half the size of an Imperial wing). Republic-class ships usually carried long-range starfighters, rather than short-range fighters such as Defender and K-wing starfighters.[1]

HistoryEdit

Reptavian ship

The Reptavian, a Republic-class Star Destroyer.

The Republic-class was one of the early warship models developed for the New Republic's standardization programs. Hampered by a resurgence in fighting due to the Thrawn campaign in 9 ABY and the return of Emperor Palpatine the following year, production on the Republic-class and other vessels was eventually restarted at a smaller level and the new ships were dispersed throughout the fleet.[1]

The Republic-class Star Destroyer was not incorporated into the New Class Modernization Program, which chose instead to develop its largest ships from Republic Engineering Corporation's Nebula-class Star Destroyer hull-design. Despite this, by the time of the Black Fleet Crisis, the New Republic had managed to build a considerable number of Republics.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The first official image of the Republic-class Star Destroyer is found in Cracken's Threat Dossier. The ship has many round features, a striking deviation from standard Star Destroyer designs. A subsequent depiction in Star Wars: Invasion 14: Revelations, Part 3 confirmed this design.

In Part 12 of Jason Fry's endnotes for The Essential Guide to Warfare, Paul Urquhart considered mentioning in the book that the Republic-class Star Destroyer and the MC80B Star Cruiser were intended to be the same ship under different names, but it was ultimately cut from the final version.[6]

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


New Class Modernization Program Starship Classifications
Transports
Hajen-class fleet tender
Scouts
Ferret-class reconnaissance vessel · Prowler-class reconnaissance vessel
Carriers
Defender-class assault carrier · Endurance-class fleet carrier
Corvettes
Agave-class picket ship · Warrior-class gunship
Frigates
Belarus-class medium cruiser · Corona-class frigate · Sacheen-class light escort
Destroyers
Nebula-class Star Destroyer · Republic-class Star Destroyer
Cruisers
Majestic-class heavy cruiser · MC90 Star Cruiser
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Rendili starship classes
Transports
Dwarf Star-class freighter · Field Secured Container Vessel
Katarn-class boarding shuttle · Kiltirin-class dungeon ship
Lictor-class dungeon ship · Starlight-class light freighter
Space stations
Bavos-I heavy-duty military space platform · Bavos-II heavy-duty military space platform
Derilyn Space Defense Platform · FireStar-class orbital defense station
Space Dock · Type I Light Duty Space Defense Platform
Starfighters
LT-9000 Interceptor
Patrol ships
Imperial Customs Frigate
Corvettes
Light corvette
Cruisers
Assault Frigate Mark II · Invincible-class Dreadnaught Heavy Cruiser · Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser
Neutron Star-class bulk cruiser · Vainglorious-class cruiser
Star Destroyers
Republic-class Star Destroyer · Victory I-class Star Destroyer
Victory II-class Star Destroyer
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