Alliance Cruiser (DNT)
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Alliance cruiser (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
|Affiliation:||Free Planets Alliance|
|Armament:||18 forward cannons|
This design served as the standard crusier design of Alliance fleets in the Alliance–Imperial War.
This cruiser design followed the usual Alliance warship layout, with the majority of its engines arranged just behind the bow of the ship rather than the stern, with the bridge located on the dorsal side of the ship. When in battle, it could be retracted under the protection of the armor on the dorsal hull.
The cruiser mounted 18 beam cannons of uniform caliber on its bow. The trench evident on the port and starboard side of its rear hull was probably fitted with missile launchers, in a similar fashion to the Standard Battleship design.
An arrangement of 6 launch bays on the port and starboard side of the rear hull were capable of launching two Spartanian fighters each, allowing for a complement of 24 Spartanian fighters. (DNT: 'The Verge of Death (Part Two)')
Role and Capabilities
This cruiser design fought in all known fleet battles from at least 788 UC (479 IC / 3588 CE).
Unlike its Imperial counterparts, it was not capable of entering planetary atmospheres.
Ventral front (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
This design is identified as a cruiser in the Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Official Artworks Complete Edition.