Vissarr

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The flagship Vissarr (801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: High Admiral Eisenach
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Eisenach Fleet)
Length: 948 metres(FFC3R)
Width: 264 metres(FFC3R)
Height: 301 metres(FFC3R)
Armament: 6 forward cannons
6 port cannons
6 starboard cannons
Status: Active

The Vissarr (Japanese: ヴィーザル) was the Imperial flagship of admiral Ernst von Eisenach.

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Flagship of the Eisenach Fleet, the Vissarr was first observed in combat at the Battle of Marr-Adetta Starzone, where High Admiral Eisenach took his fleet in a large detour around the battlefield to come up behind the Alliance fleet under Fleet Admiral Bewcock in 800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE). Though the Vissarr came into some peril when the fleet was pelted with asteroids thrown into its path by the local star, the ship was undamaged. The Vissarr also fought at the Battle of the Corridor later that year. (LOGH: 'The Battle of Marr-Adetta Starzone (Part One)', 'The Battle of Marr-Adetta Starzone (Part Two)', 'The Battle of the Corridor: Kaleidoscope')

The Vissarr accompanied the Brünhild and the Perceval in leading their respective fleets during Fleet Admiral Oskar von Reuenthal's rebellion, also in 800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE), but did not see active combat. (LOGH: 'The Two Great Ones Strike at Each Other!')

Finally, the Vissarr led its fleet at the climactic Battle of Shiva in 801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE), where Eisenach cooperated with High Admiral Bittenfeld of the Black Lancers in causing a debacle amongst the Iserlohn Republic Forces, resulting in the destruction of the Hyperion and the death of High Admiral Merkatz. (LOGH: 'The Beautiful Maiden Wants Blood')

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'Vissarr' is a mistranslation of Vidar, the Norse god amongst the the Æsir associated with vengeance. Vidar is referenced in the book Gylfaginning. In chapter 29, Vidar is introduced by the enthroned figure of High as 'the silent god' — making the name of this vessel a reference to Ernst von Eisenach's own silence.

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The ship featured a "split hull" design with a forward section housing the main weapons, command centre, and officer quarters, and a rear section with the engineering section. The 8 main thruster units were arranged in pairs in a cruciform pattern.

The ship had multiple reactors, near the main guns, the central hull, and the dorsal and ventral thruster units. The split hull design required a separate power supply for the forward section.

A large integrated sensor unit was mounted on both the dorsal and ventral thruster units. The ship's powerful sensors package allowed for more accurate targeting making the ship well suited for long range combat.

The prow of the ship mounted 6 large calibre beam cannons, and utilized curved armor technology and high efficiency shielding for increased protection in frontal exchanges of gunfire. At the rear, between its engines, was a half open slit shaped hangar design for Walküre fighters and shuttles. (Fleet File Collection Vol.3R)

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