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Section of Site: Starships D6Belongs to Faction: Galactic EmpireSubtype: CapitalEra: ImperialCanon: No

Imperial III Star Destroyer

The first operational Imperial III Star Destroyers were presented to
the Emperor approximately six months prior to the Battle of Endor. The
result of years worth of research and development by Kuat Drive Yards,
the ISD3 was supposed to put modern Imperial warships more on par with
the Rebel's Mon Calamari star cruisers and their extensive backup shielding.
While the Imperial III didn't carry the backup shielding of the Mon
Calamari cruisers, it did boast more firepower, strengthened shields,
reinforced armor and a number of additional combat support craft.

Kuat Drive Yards intended to incorporate a few classic design elements
from older warships into the Imperial III, mainly an enlarged hangar and
vehicle storage area in order to adequately carry more combat vehicles and
vessels. Doing so would not only lowers the need for escorting starships
but also would make it more apt to conduct planetary assaults without the
support of other Star Destroyers or carriers. In order to make room for
these extra ships and vehicles, designers removed a lot of the internal
barracks and crew quarters and relocated them elsewhere - most commonly
by adding an extra bunk in other existing quarters. However, additional
automation and droid crewers also reduced the overall crew numbers and
made the move easier.

The Imperial III Star Destroyers were intended to serve as in multiple
combat roles ranging from full planetary assault to pitched deep space
combat, thus eliminating the need for specialized ISD variants such as
those modified for planetary assault or as fleet carriers.

Several of the Imperial IIIs within the Imperial Fleet were present at
the Battle of Endor, one of which was destroyed, another two taking
moderate to heavy damage while the remaining retreated from the scene
upon the Death Star's destruction. The few that were actually constructed
at this point in time would remain the only ones to ever be built. The
shipyards of Kuat haulted construction upon word of the Emperor's death
and those ISD3s remaining would eventually be pitted against each other
in the hands of feuding warlords.

Craft: Kuat Drive Yards' Imperial III Star Destroyer
Type: Star destroyer
Scale: Capital
Length: 1,728 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: Star destroyer
Crew: 29,743; gunners: 360; skeleton: 6,430/+15
Crew Skill: Astrogation 4D, capital ship gunnery 4D+2, capital ship
            piloting 5D+1, capital ship shields 4D+1, sensors 4D
Passengers: 11,200 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 35,000 metric tons
Consumables: 6 years
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1
Hyperdrive Backup: x8
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 2D
Space: 6
Hull: 7D+2
Shields: 4D
        Passive: 50/1D+2
        Scan: 100/3D
        Search: 200/4D
        Focus: 6/4D+1
50 Heavy Turbolaser Batteries
        Fire Arc: 20 front, 15 left, 15 right
        Crew: 1 (20), 2 (30)
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 0D
        Space Range: 3-15/35/75
        Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
        Damage: 10D
45 Heavy Turbolaser Cannons
        Fire Arc: 15 front, 10 left, 10 right, 10 back
        Crew: 3
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 1D
        Space Range: 3-15/35/75
        Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
        Damage: 7D
25 Ion Cannons
        Fire Arc: 13 front, 5 left, 5 right, 2 back
        Crew: 1 (15), 2 (10)
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 4D
        Space Range: 1-10/25/50
        Atmosphere Range: 2-20/50/100 km
        Damage: 4D
20 Concussion Missile Launchers
        Fire Arc: 5 front, 5 left, 5 right, 5 back
        Crew: 2
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 2D+2
        Space Range: 2-12/30/60
        Atmosphere Range: 4-24/60/120 km
        Damage: 9D
10 Tractor Beam Projectors
        Fire Arc: 6 front, 2 left, 2 right
        Crew: 1 (2), 4 (2), 10 (6)
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 4D
        Space Range: 1-5/15/30
        Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/60 km
        Damage: 6D

Starship Complement:
        84 starfighters:
                48 TIE/ln starfighters
                24 TIE interceptors
                12 TIE bombers
        4 Skipray blastboats
        6 Assault gunboats
        6 Lambda shuttles
        12 MT/191 dropships
        6 landing barges
        4 Sentinel landing ships
        2 DX-9 stormtrooper transports
        2 Delta escort shuttles
        2 Gamma assault shuttles

Ground/Air Complement:
        1 prefabricated garrison
        40 AT-ATs
        60 AT-STs
        50 Imperial repulsortanks (assorted 1-L, 1-M and 1-H variants)
        40 CAVs

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