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Grand Admiral Declann
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Grand Admiral Declann

Finally a support ship that can protect itself, to a minor degree. But where is the two- teraton laser?

Sutehp
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Sutehp

Have to admit, this is a nice ship. And I especially appreciate logistical ships: no military can afford to ignore logistics if it wants to win a war.

Just one thing: Just what is a “contentor?” Because that’s not a real word. I know because I tried to look it up and couldn’t find it in the dictionary. 😛

Fernando
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Fernando

It “is” a real word, its Container in Portuguese.

Grand Admiral Declann
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Grand Admiral Declann

If you look at the English roots of the word, it implies that it “contents” what it is serving. In this case, it makes the ship captains content instead of worrying about running out of fuel.

Jason
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Jason

I wonder how many escort ships this thing would need? It would be a big fat juicy target to destroy or capture.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

According to our esteemed host, this puppy boasts destroyer-grade shielding & roughly medium-frigate scale guns, so any rebel strike group which somehow caught one of these alone would need at least one MC80-ballpark ship (or a comparable number of smaller vessels) to have a shot at disabling it before the crew plotted an emergency jump and/or summoned help.

Jayngfet
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Jayngfet

Just an emergency jump out system may be mission accomplished. Setting back an enemy refueling by several hours and leaving a fleet vulnerable to protracted battle may be worth it.

A viable tactic would just be to have a number of smaller ships and older fighters jump in to harass it into emergency astrogation out, then having your better ships and newer fighters take out the actual fleet left high and dry.

Grand Admiral Declann
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Grand Admiral Declann

At the worst case then, the Imperial fleet procedes with fueling. In that tight of spacing, the deflector shielding will overlap, giving the fleet exponentionally tougher shielding than on their own.

Mark
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You made something as mundane as a supply ship look awesome!

Astro1derboy
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Astro1derboy

H-O-L-Y C-R-A-P . . . outstanding!!!

Anditesh Ordo
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Anditesh Ordo

This would be cool to see in Rebels, or another start wars movie, like 8 or 9, or even show up in the new anthologies Star Wars Stories. Would have been cool to see in Rogue One, but that time is past. A good Imperial, or even any other Faction’s Fleets. Mostly I do see this as Imperial though.

Anditesh Ordo
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Anditesh Ordo

Star Wars*

Maphisto86
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Maphisto86

Well the Secutor class star destroyer, the Conquest, was mentioned in James Luceno’s ‘Tarkin’ novel. I assume the author intended it to be the same type of vessel Ansel designed. I would love to see the Secutor class, among other Hsiao’s designs, to make a visual appearance in the new canon at some point.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Gotta second you there. My unlikely-to-happen wishlist would include the Bellator battlecruiser at one end of the scale and Fractal’s TIE Avenger revision at the other, along with the Starwing gunboat to balance out all those jankbucket shuttle designs from R1 & Ep 7. And hey, since Rebels recently gave the Defender a non-game debut, suppose we can dream.

Joannes808
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Joannes808

Have to third both of you. Seeing either the Bellator or the Secutor in any cannon visual media would for me be a jaw dropper almost equal to the Thrawn unveiling.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Speaking of Thrawn, in the current writing team’s shoes I’d have been sorely tempted to give him a Bellator for flagship purposes once the Alliance stepped up its capital-craft game. Then again, I’d also be retconning the kriff outta stuff like the Katana fleet’s exact contents (those Dreadnaughts? Picket screen for a full Republic battle squadron with at least one Mandator, a dozen Praetors & roughly said heavies’ combined tonnage in Venator escorts).

mr.oneshot
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mr.oneshot

Would you imagine Disney making all of Fractal’s creations Canon? Just…. WOW

Sorican
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Sorican

… I dream. I really do. Actually, I feel like you could go a long way with making a post-Yavin Pre-Endor tv show, following a crew of one of these.

Although there would be two problems for story telling purposes- the first is that it would have to have a relatively massive, faceless, crew. the other is that Imperials are not that easy to script as protagonists, while still remaining, you know, imperials. I guess you could make them some sort of imperial remnant… and maybe establish the Fel Empire as ‘not so bad’ imperials…

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Secutor and Assertor are already canon in secondary materials, and there’s tacit approval of the Bellator by designating the Siege Pizza as a Mandator IV.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Even with three pairs of ginormous refueling apparatus, this puppy’s bow/aft/broadside arcs are probably better than no small number of in-universe flying rectangle designs, to say nothing of superficially similar craft from other franchises. Plus, those corvette/frigate refueling shots are kriffing BOSS.

Jonathan
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Jonathan

you know, I like this so much as just a warship. Im imagining those folded arms as giant cannons.

Grand Admiral Declann
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Grand Admiral Declann

Why not 3- teraton Mega-Lasers?

Xeno
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Xeno

Holy shit

it’s like a kraken

that is awesome