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Shieldship OS
Shieldship
Production information
Manufacturer

Republic Engineering Corporation

Model

Shieldship

Class

Utility craft

Technical specifications
Length

500 meters[1]

Width

800 meters

Height/depth

800 meters

MGLT

60 MGLT[1]

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 2.0
  • Backup Class 20
Shielding

Equipped

Navigation system

Fabritech navigation computers[1]

Armament

Defensive turbolaser turret (1)

Crew
  • Pilot (1)[1]
  • Co-pilot (1)[1]
  • Navigator (1)[1]
  • Technicians (2)[1]
Passengers

None

Cargo capacity

20 metric tons

Consumables

3 months

Usage
Role(s)

Heat-resistant escort vehicle

Era(s)
Affiliation

The Shieldship was a starship designed to protect ships while traveling to the planet Nkllon in the Athega system from Athega's superhot sun. It was so hot that the dark side of Nkllon was the only habitable half of the planet though it was rich in mineral resources.

Characteristics

Shieldship schem
Shieldship schematics.

The Shieldships resembled giant umbrellas and were designed to repel the dangerous sun rays of the system's sun. They had large tubes and fins designed to vent the heat generated by the sun. However, the cooling gear onboard a Shieldship needed to be replaced after every visit to Nkllon.

Any ship that traveled to and from Nkllon had to trail behind a Shieldship for protection from the sun's rays or its systems and hull plating would be melted by the sun. The Shieldship had an advanced slave circuit system for taking control of the ships behind it, making a quick 1 hour hyperspace jump to Nkllon. Without a slaving system, then the trip to Nkllon would have to be made at sublight speeds which would take up to 10 hours.

History

When Lando Calrissian's Nomad City controlled Nkllon, it was profiting with nearly 10 million credits a year. The Shieldship was designed by Lando Calrissian himself, who was inspired after witnessing Cronal's actions during the Battle of Mindor,[2] and was constructed by Republic Engineering Corporation. Lando purchased 12 of the Shieldships which allowed for up to 3 visits to Nkllon per day.

During the Galactic Civil War, Grand Admiral Thrawn attacked Nkllon, stole Lando Calrissian's mining machines, disabled every shieldship, and disrupted communications. Had it not been for the timely arrival of Garm Bel Iblis, everyone on Nomad City would have died.

The Shieldships (lent from Lando Calrissian's base above his mining operations at Dubrillion and Destrillion's asteroid fields, which in turn were given to Han and Leia Solo) were also used to defeat the Yuuzhan Vong at their base on the planet Helska 4. The Shieldships took orbit around the enemy planet and reflected the condensation of the planet back towards itself, and froze the planet to near absolute zero. The yammosk, or war coordinator, was stopped, and the Yuuzhan Vong were utterly destroyed without the joining power of the yammosk.

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