Talk:Imperial carrier (788 UC era)

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Nice entry! One thing I'd note, if you look closely when the gunship carrier was taken out, the carrier itself probably got destroyed because the beam which collected all the gunships went straight into the engine intake. Vympel 14:46, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

I saw the engine get hit, but in the following explosions, we see the engine explode but also the hangar module blow up (with some parts of the explosion coming from the opposite side) and it is this big explosion that appears to snap the ship. Would the engine hit by itself have been fatal? Maybe, maybe not. We see an Imperial battleship gets an engine nacelle hit by friendly fire in HBSHBL: 'A Dangerous Man' and loses power, falling towards the planet, but it holds together long enough for crew to abandon ship. In open space, would the same ship have lost power but been merely disabled rather than totally destroyed? Hypothetical, but then in episode 52 we have another example, with the Neustat disabled after an engine hit, so an engine hit by itself isn't necessarily fatal. I personally think the catastrophic destruction of carriers in LOGH is from all the fighters/gunships exploding with their fuel and munitions like how the Japanese carriers were sunk at Midway, in the middle of launching. Iracundus 17:55, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
Interesting point, the ship that loses power - I always thought that Imperial ships must have some sort of Star Wars style repulsorlift system. Vympel 12:14, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
I think those are the same anti-gravity units that the Alliance ships lack. Imperial ships when moored on planets still have the majority of their hulls off the ground and are unbalanced in terms of mass distribution, yet something is keeping them from tipping over. Also Imperial ships when taking off, lift off in a horizontal position, and ascend still horizontal. By contrast we see Alliance shuttles thrusting with their noses skyward. That said, maybe the Imperial ship was also maintaining its orbit with occasional vernier thruster burns. We see a similar situation happen in episode 15, when Alliance 10th Fleet ships get hit and fall towards a planet, and they definitely don't have any anti-gravity units, so presumably they were maintaining their orbit with their main engine or vernier thrusters. When the Krishna gets hit and loses power, we have the same happen also. Iracundus 12:35, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Are the dimensions right? They can't be, the Wilhelmina dwarfs the standard battleship. Vympel 10:59, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
The dimensions are taken direct from the DVD. I suppose they might have based on the Wilhelmina design and then scaled down for mass production. Iracundus 11:23, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
Ah k cool. We still need a DVD feature cite code. Vympel 12:12, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
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