|Secutor-class Star Destroyer|
Secutor-class Star Destroyer
Two ventral hangar bays
The Secutor-class was 2.2 kilometers long and had two ventral hangar apertures, serving primarily as a carrier. Its length and volume would normally have put it in the battlecruiser-scale of the Anaxes War College System, specifically under Star Cruiser, and it was even given the alternate designation of Secutor-class battlecruiser because of this, but it was lightly armed for its size and had extensive carrier-capability and was instead designated as a Star Destroyer. The carrier was one of the largest dedicated craft in the Navy. This Star Destroyer class had several gun batteries lining the dorsal superstructure, on a diagonal ridge in front of the command tower. They carried 144 TIE series starfighters, other craft, and enough military forces to subjugate a planet. The Secutor-class was designed with a double command tower, in a style reminiscent of the contemporary Venator-class Star Destroyer. Unlike other Imperial Navy Star Destroyers, the bridge was mounted amidships instead of over the ion drives.
The Secutor-class Star Destroyer was designed early in Imperial history as evidenced by the common design elements it shared with the Venator-class Star Destroyer, which was itself designed and built near the beginning of the Clone Wars. It stemmed from a battlecruiser design from the Republic.
Several ships of this class were serviced at Naval Station Validusia. During the Galactic Civil War, the Secutors were relatively rare, although they often appeared when least expected with their battlegroup to attack Rebel bases or support other battlegroups. At least one Secutor-class Star Destroyer entered a conflict with a Providence-class carrier/destroyer and a Quasar Fire-class bulk cruiser.
Behind the scenesEdit
This design originated as a fanon vessel made by Ansel Hsiao, basing his design on a background vessel from Dark Empire 2: Devastator of Worlds, which was cataloged by Curtis Saxton as "anonymous star destroyer #3" on his fansite. The name chosen by the artist for its class is the Latin word for "a gladiator armed with sword and shield". On a related note, on his website, Hsiao cited this ship as being one of his favorite large ships because of it both being a fun design and bearing some resemblance to a Flying Wing.
When approached by Lucas Licensing to provide artwork for The Essential Guide to Warfare, Hsiao submitted his own designs in addition to new models, along with their names. The names were recorded in LFL's Holocron continuity database, according to the artist. According to Jason Fry, one of the authors of the Essential Guide to Warfare, the class specifications were also approved by Lucasfilm.
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- Jason Fry's tumblr account - EG to Warfare: Endnotes Pt. 7. (First identified as Secutor-class Star Destroyer)
- Stay on Target
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 Stay on Target
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Stardestroyer.net art thread where Ansel Hsiao (Fractalsponge) mentions LFL putting the names in the Holocron.
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 EG to Warfare: Endnotes Pt. 7
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 The Essential Guide to Warfare
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Dark Empire 2: Devastator of Worlds
- ↑ Cleared for Launch on fantasyflightgames.com
- ↑ Stardestroyer.net art thread. Hsiao notes the Dark Empire reference for the design.
- ↑ University of Notre Dame Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
- ↑ http://fractalsponge.net/3D%20Projects.htm
- Ansel Hsiao's gallery including the Secutor-class Star Destroyer.
- Cleared for Launch on fantasyflightgames.com (Picture only)