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Venator Star Destroyer 2.0

the Venator SD from Star Wars

  1. Meteor Man
    I couldn't believe there wasn't a Venator already on Civfanatics...was pretty bummed when I couldn't find one. Proceeded to finish my SW mod without the Venator, and along the way I figured out how I could make it myself. So here it is.


    new graphics!
    with civ color!

    Includes a default.flc, attack.flc, death.flc, attack.wav, ini file, civilopedia pics, and a civilopedia entry.

    Thread: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/the-star-wars-unit-thread.629511/

    ^["That's a Star Destroyer. Venator-class."] -Barriss Offee
    ^The Venator-class Star Destroyer was one of the capital ships used extensively by the Galactic Republic during the later parts of the Clone Wars, as well as by the Galactic Empire.
    ^{Manufacturer:} [Kuat Drive Yards], [Allanteen Six shipyards]
    ^{Length:} 1,137 m
    ^{Hyperdrive Rating:} 1.0
    ^{Armament:} 8 heavy dual turbolaser turrets, 2 medium dual turbolaser cannons, 52 point-defense laser cannons, 6 tractor beam projectors, 4 heavy proton torpedo launchers
    ^{Complement:} 420 starfighters/bombers
    ^{Crew:} 7,400
    ^The Venator-class was born from the success of the Acclamator-class assault ship and was designed by Lira Blissex for the purpose of serving as a medium-sized, versatile multi-role warship. While designed primarily for ship-to-ship combat, the Venator had secondary roles ranging from starfighter carrier, to military transport and battleship escort. The expanded carrier role made the Venator-class popular amongst Jedi starfighter aces. As a popular multi-role warship of the Republic Navy, the Venator was considered heavily armed and armored enough to lead assaults on Rim worlds like Utapau as well as fast enough to chase down blockade runners. Due to being relatively less self-sufficient than other ships in the fleet, the Venator-class often relied upon supply lines to aid long-range campaigns.
    ^Despite possessing powerful weaponry and being on par with the Victory-class, the Venator-class was designed with an additional starfighter carrier role in mind. Its hangars were far larger than those on other Star Destroyers like the Victory-class and later models like the Imperator/Imperial-class. In addition to a standard ventral hangar bay, the bow of a Venator could open up to reveal a half kilometer long dorsal flight deck. This flight deck enabled the Venator-class to rapidly launch hundreds of fighters. However, the slow opening and closing of the armored bow doors could leave the ship extremely vulnerable.
    ^By the end of the Clone Wars, it had become the most popular capital ship of the Republic, although shortly after the formation of the New Order, it was eclipsed by designs inspired by the Victory-class. Despite this, Venators were used to great effect in the early years of the Empire. In the Empire, these ships were stripped of the colorful markings of the Republic models. Eventually, more robust vessels such as the Imperator- and Tector-class became favored, and the Venator and its variants were phased out. This was partially due to its over-reliance on starfighters, as it went against the prevailing Tarkin Doctrine and due to its prominent position in the Republic Navy, which the Empire attempted to distance itself from.
    ^[Source: Wookiepedia]


    NOTE: The unit looks far better in game.

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