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Hammerhead-class Cruiser 2018-03-06

Old Republic cruiser used in the Star Wars galaxy for over 3,000 years

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    An Old Republic cruiser used for over 3,000 years in various capacities.

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    ^The [Hammerhead-class cruiser] was a type of warship used by the Republic Navy during the Old Sith Wars, the Mandalorian Wars, and the New Sith Wars. One of the most successful warship designs in galactic history, the Hammerhead-class would still see use in sector defense forces millennia after its introduction and would inspire many later ship designs.
    ^{Manufacturer:} [Rendili Hyperworks]
    ^{Length:} 315 m
    ^{Hyperdrive Rating:} 2.0
    ^{Armament:} 4 dual light, 2 medium, 2 quad turbolaser cannons; 2 point defense cannons; 1 tractor beam generator
    ^{Complement:} 12 starfighters/bombers
    ^{Crew:} 300
    ^This ship was a cruiser and a successor-design to the smaller Praetorian-class frigate. Serving on the line in fleet engagements as a courier and as a command ship of large fleets, it was a workhorse of the Republic and a common sight near Republic-controlled worlds. This ship could also undertake independent operations, unlike the Foray-class blockade runner, which was never observed outside a supporting fleet. Hammerheads were able to enter atmospheres and land on planetary surfaces.
    ^Hammerheads were first seen in service in the Great Sith War, where they participated in the Battle of Koros Major. During the restoration period after the war, it was mass-produced at such a scale that Rendili Hyperworks would finish a new cruiser every ten days for several years.
    ^During the Mandalorian Wars thirty years later, they remained in frontline service, sometimes alongside an Inexpugnable-class command ship, itself a class made to sell more Hammerheads. With a third of the Republic's fleet crushed at Malachor V during the Wars, and another third, including bigger Interdictor-class cruisers, taken by Revan to form the basis of his Sith Empire's forces, the ailing Republic government turned to these smaller capital ships to halt the Sith advance.
    ^During the New Sith Wars, the class remained in service. During that war, they each held a squadron of Aurek-class tactical strikefighters and had undergone radical upgrades and design revisions since their debut thousands of years before. Much like the Invincible-class dreadnaught, the Hammerhead-class cruiser was one of the longest serving classes of ship in the Republic military, with versions of it being maintained in active service for at least 3,000 years.
    ^[Source: Wookiepedia]


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