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Section of Site: Starships D6Belongs to Faction: New RepublicSubtype: CapitalEra: ImperialCanon: EU

Name: Gladiator-class Star Destroyer
Type: Rendili StarDrive Gladiator-class Star Destroyer
Scale: Capital
Length: 500 Meters
Skill: Capital Ship Piloting: Star Destroyer
Crew: 1,255 ; skeleton 486/+12
Passengers/Troops: 1,200
Crew Skill: Capital Ship Piloting 5D+1, Capital Ship Gunnery 4D+2, Capital Ship Shields 4D+1
Consumables: 2 Years
Cargo Capacity: 1,500 Tons
Hyperdrive Multiplier: X1
Hyperdrive Backup: X8
Nav Computer: Yes
Space: 6
Maneuverability: 2D
Hull: 4D
Shields: 3D
            Passive: 50/1D
            Scan: 100/3D
            Search: 200/4D
            Focus: 4/4D+2

Fighters: 24
Transports: 2

            2 x Point Defence Laser Cannon Batteries
                        Scale: StarFighter
                        Fire Arc: 1 Front/Left, 1 Front/Right
                        Fire Control: 2D
                        Space: 1-5/15/25
                        Atmosphere Range: 100-500/1.5/2.5km
                        Damage: 4D
            6 x Dual Light TurboLaser Batteries
                        Scale: Capital
                        Fire Arc: 3 Front/Left, 3 Front/Right
                        Fire Control: 3D
                        Space: 3-15/36/75
                        Atmosphere Range: 6-30/36/150km
                        Damage: 5D
            2 x Concussion Missile Launchers (300 Missile Magazine)
                        Scale: Capital
                        Fire Arc: Front
                        Fire Control: 3D
                        Space: 2-10/30/60
                        Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/60km
                        Damage: 7D
            3 x Tractor Beam Projectors
                        Scale: Capital
                        Fire Arc: 1 Front/Left, 1 Front/Right, 1 Back
                        Fire Control: 4D
                        Space: 1-5/15/30
                        Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/60km
                        Damage: 6D
            2 x Tractor Beam Projectors
                        Scale: Capital
                        Fire Arc: Front
                        Fire Control: 3D
                        Space: 2-12/30/60
                        Atmosphere Range: 4-24/60/120 km
                        Damage: 7D

Description:The Gladiator-class was a small Star Destroyer that shared its keel design with the Broadside-class cruiser. A ventral protrusion on the hull appeared to cover the ship's main reactor, but was also the location of several cannons. The class had two main thrusters and no visible secondary thrusters.

It possessed an array of capital - grade torpedo or concussion missile launchers and turbolaser emplacements. Torpedo loading bays were located deep inside the ships, with automated loading arms controlled from a console next to the conveyor belt that fed munitions to the launchers.

The Star Destroyer class was characterized by its extensive hangar area, with an opening in the bow of the vessel, that split the forward superstructure in two, similar to the Broadside-class. The hangar had enough room for several starfighters to enter or exit at the same time. A complement of 24 fighters was usually carried to intimidate small frontier worlds.

The Gladiator-class was originally envisioned as a Republic escort vessel for the Victory-class Star Destroyer, and the initial design was made by Walex Blissex for Rendili StarDrive. The final design was not finished until after the end of the Clone Wars, and with the Victory-class being abandoned as a main warship by the Galactic Empire, the specs were handed over to Kuat Drive Yards.

Kuat Drive Yards repurposed the class as a long-range patrol vessel, carrying enough troops, fighters and firepower to subjugate local pirate groups and planetary defense forces in the fringe regions of the galaxy. When the Rebellion began to field heavier naval elements, smaller Imperial ships like the Gladiator-class were outmatched.

A ship of this class was used by Imperial Admiral Terrinald Screed during his mission to the Roon system. Prior to the Battle of Tammuz-an, the pirate leader Gir Kybo Ren-Cha and his band stole a Gladiator from an Imperial repair dock. They utilized it to attack the planet of Tammuz-an in order to steal its riches, but were defeated and the ship was disabled.

The shipyard facilities in orbit of Lianna were used to perform maintenance of Gladiator-class ships during the Galactic Civil War.

Comments made about this Article!

13/Oct/2011 15:11:32 Posted by mcpetty13 {}

Where is the image? All I see is an "x".

13/Oct/2011 16:07:17 Posted by Anonymous {}

Really? I see a picture. odd!


13/Oct/2011 16:08:54 Posted by Anonymous {}

In Opera, IE6 and Firefox I see the picture. What are you using?


13/Oct/2011 19:20:22 Posted by jadawin {}

Just a question: your description indicates capital class torpedos but your stats show only turbolasers and tractor beams? Coud it be a typing mismatch?

14/Oct/2011 09:31:28 Posted by Anonymous {}

Fixed, don't know how I missed those, I remember searching for a capital ship with Concussion Missiles so I could copy the stats, but then somehow totally forgot to copy and paste them across. Although the text describes them as having Concussion Missiles or Proton Torpedos, Wookieepedia only lists it's carrying capacity for Missiles, so I went with those.


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