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Section of Site: Starships D6Belongs to Faction: Old RepublicSubtype: CapitalEra: Rise of the EmpireCanon: Yes

Name: Kuat Drive Yards Arquitens-class light cruiser
Scale: Capital
Length: 325 Meters
Skill: Capital Ship Piloting: Arquitens-class light cruiser
Crew: 30; Skeleton Crew: 2/+10
Crew Skill: Astrogation 4D+1, Capital Ship Piloting 5D+2, Capital Ship Shields 4D+1, Capital Ship Gunnery 5D+2, Sensors 5D
Passengers: 500
Cargo Capacity: 1,000 Tons
Consumables: 1 Year
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: X2
Hyperdrive Backup:
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 5
Atmosphere: 305;875kmh
Hull: 5D
Shields: 3D
            Passive: 45/0D
            Scan: 70/2D
            Search: 150/3D
            Focus: 2/4D

            Dual turbolaser cannons (4)
                        Scale: Capital
                        Fire Arc: 2 Front/Left, 2 Front/Right
                        Skill: Capital Ship Gunnery
                        Fire Control: 1D+2
                        Space Range: 1-3/12/25
                        Atmospheric Range: 2-6/24/50 Km
                        Damage: 4D
            Missile tubes (4)
                        Scale: Capital
                        Fire Arc: Front
                        Skill: Capital Ship Gunnery
                        Fire Control: 0D
                        Space Range: 1-3/5/7
                        Atmospheric Range: 2-6/10/140 Km
                        Damage: 7D
            Quad laser turrets (4)
                        Scale: Starfighter
                        Fire Arc: Turret
                        Skill: Starship Gunnery
                        Fire Control: 2D
                        Space Range: 1-3/12/25
                        Atmospheric Range: 2-6/24/50 km
                        Damage: 5D

Description: The Arquitens-class light cruiser, known more commonly as the Republic light cruiser or the Jedi light cruiser, was a Galactic Republic ship used by the Republic Navy during the Clone Wars.

The Arquitens-class resembled a smaller version of the Venator-class Star Destroyer, with engines similar to the smaller Consular-class space cruiser. A docking ring was located on each side of the ship and a deep split cleaved the bow into two prongs.

Atop the main hull was a small T-shaped command tower, with two quad laser turrets flanking it. Two identical emplacements were located on the ventral bow, while four dual-barreled turbolaser batteries were located on the sides of the cruiser. Large slits on either side of these cannons allowed them to be repositioned for frontal, broadside or backwards firing. This function, combined with the dorsal & ventral turrets, granted the ship a good arc of fire.
All gun emplacements were retracted into the hull during re-entry to prevent the barrels from being damaged by sudden drag force. The bridge/bow turrets descended/ascended into large trap-door hatches, while the flank cannons receded into the bow prongs.
The ship also had two pairs of missile tubes on the edges between its turbolaser cannons.
Like the refitted Consular-class cruisers, ships of this kind were regarded as "escort-class" by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, contrasting the Venator-class which was identified as "cruiser-class."

Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi commanded one of these ships during the Battle of Saleucami, during which it was used to attract General Grievous as a distraction for the boarding party. The ship was destroyed during the battle, along with two clone pilots who were trying to pull away from the Separatist cruiser that had docked onto it.

Several Arquitens-class light cruisers formed part of the fleet that protected Kamino when it was attacked by General Grievous and Asajj Ventress. Arquitens-class ships were also part of the fleet that engaged Ventress's fleet in the Sullust system later on.
Following a distress call from the Togruta colonists of the planet Kiros, Master Yoda deployed a group containing Arquitens-class light cruisers and a Venator-class Star Destroyer to investigate.
An Arquitens-class fought in the Battle of Ringo Vinda late in the war.

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