Imperial Standard Battleship (DNT)

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Imperial standard battleship (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Type: Battleship
Length: 1226 metres(OACE)
Armament: 18 forward cannons
28 starboard & port side cannons
Engine mounted Missile Launchers

This design served as the standard battleship design of Imperial fleets in the Alliance–Imperial War.



The standard battleship design comprised a long forward hull joined to a cluster of engine mountings to the extreme stern of the ship, with the bridge located on the ventral side to the rear of the hull, near the point at which the forward hull joined the engine mountings. This basic layout was repeated in the majority of Imperial warships. A promiment transparency dominated the dorsal side of the forward hull.

The standard battleship mounted 18 beam cannons in its bow and a cluster of 28 beam cannons on each of the port and starboard sides. In addition to the beam cannon armament, it was also equipped with 20 missile launch tubes (four launchers with five tubes each) mounted in box-like launches on the ventral side of the ship near the bow. Additional missile armament included 60 missile launch tubes arranged on the dorsal hull, and another 48 missile launch tubes mounted on the dorsal side of the main port and starboard engine nacelles (24 per nacelle). The bow also incorporated launchers for armour-piercing munitions. (DNT: 'In the Eternal Night', 'The Battle of Astarte', 'The Verge of Death (Part Two)')

The vessel could also accomodate a very large complement of Walküre fighters, with launch bays for 63 Walküren arranged on the ventral hull. (DNT: 'Amritsar')

Role and Capabilities

The standard battleship design fought in all known fleet battles from at least 788 UC (479 IC / 3588 CE).

In addition to forming the powerful core of Imperial fleets, the standard battleship could have served as a flagship for fleet commanders. In this role, battleships would often (though not always) bear a unique colour scheme. (DNT: 'In the Eternal Night', 'The Battle of Astarte')

The standard battleship, unlike its Alliance counterparts, was capable of entering planetary atmospheres and executing water landings. (DNT: 'In the Eternal Night', 'Farewell to the Days of Old')

Notable Vessels of the class



Licensed sources

This design is identified as a Standard Battleship (in German, as a 'Standard Schlachtschiff') in the Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Official Artworks Complete Edition.

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