right from the moment when I met her, saw her, I said she's GORGEOUS and I fell

 
Carmen
| One Of A Kind
 
more |
XBL:
PSN: ModernLocust
Steam:
ID: SecondClass
IP: Logged

29,356 posts
Obviously I'm going to advertise my server here https://discord.gg/Szp3vs2
here in town there's only she

who's as BEAUTIFUL as me!

so I'm making plans to woo and wed Ian
Last Edit: June 04, 2019, 05:40:15 PM by Carmen


A Handful Of Nothing | Mythic Inconceivable!
 
more |
XBL:
PSN:
Steam:
ID: Ingloriouswho98
IP: Logged

13,290 posts
 
Do you think God too stays in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he’s created


Batch | Mythic Inconceivable!
 
more |
XBL: Sips
PSN: Fucking
Steam: Tea
ID: Batch
IP: Logged

8,151 posts
 
Do you think God too stays in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he’s created
Think hes just embarrassed.


CMD.exe | Ascended Posting Frenzy
 
more |
XBL: ChaosMetalDrago
PSN:
Steam:
ID: CMD.exe
IP: Logged

308 posts
 
The Venator-class Star Destroyer,[1] also known as the Venator-class Destroyer,[13] Republic attack cruiser,[3] and later Imperial attack cruiser,[14] 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. It was designed and constructed by Kuat Drive Yards and Allanteen Six shipyards.[1]
Contents[show]
Characteristics
Dimensions
Venator Class Star Destroyer CS

Left to right: Hangar areas, main hypermatter reactor core, hyperdrive and an auxiliary reactor.

A stock ship was 1,137 meters long, making it one of the largest capital ships capable of atmospheric operations, landing on planets to load and unload troops and vehicles.[1]

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.[1]
Roles

While designed primarily for ship-to-ship combat,[3] the Venator had secondary roles ranging from starfighter carrier,[15] to military transport and battleship escort.[1] The expanded carrier role made the Venator-class popular amongst Jedi starfighter aces.[1]

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.[1] 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.[16]

These vessels also sported the red color of diplomatic immunity all Republic ships sported; by the beginning of the Galactic Empire, the hulls were deprived of this symbol of the Republic, giving them a dull Imperial-gray appearance.[7]
Offensive and defensive systems
VenatorTurbolasers-HH

A Venator-class Star Destroyer firing all batteries.

The armament of a single Venator-class Star Destroyer consisted of eight DBY-827 heavy dual turbolaser turrets, two medium dual turbolaser cannons, fifty-two point-defense dual laser cannons or turbolasers,[7] and four heavy proton torpedo tubes.[1]

The Venator-class's eight heavy dual turbolaser turrets were its main weapons and had two tracking modes. In its precise, long-range tracking mode, the DBY-827 could hit a target vessel at a range of ten light minutes. During close-range fights, the turrets could rotate in three seconds with their fast-tracking mode.[1] In terms of firepower, these weapons rivaled the main battery on the later Imperial I-class Star Destroyers.

The DBY-827 had seven different power settings. This allowed the Venator's pilots and gunners to select a range of destruction, from a small strike to a vaporizing blow. As a true warship, the Venator-class Star Destroyer could divert almost all of its reactor output to its heavy turbolasers when needed. As a result of this, a flotilla of Venators could break through the shields of a Trade Federation battleship with ease.[1]

At the suggestion of Anakin Skywalker, a heavy SPHA turbolaser cannon was installed within the ventral hangar bay of some Venator-class ships of the Open Circle Fleet. These weapons were meant to protect the Star Destroyers while they opened their long ventral doors to the army complement bays.[1] They would be used to considerable effect during the Battle of Coruscant.[7]
Propulsion systems
BlockadeofFelucia

The engine units of a Venator.

Venators were equipped with powerful engines, a Class 1 hyperdrive with an effective range of 60,000 light years. Its main reactor could annihilate up to 40,000 tons of hypermatter fuel per second, producing at maximum 3.6 × 1024 watts of power.[1] This power was routed to four primary thrusters, two secondary thrusters and two tertiary thrusters, with four on either side of the hyperdrive mounting.

The main engine room had several vertical power cylinders littering the room, with walkways on different levels providing access to onboard personnel.[17]
Complement

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.[1]

Prior to the formation of the Galactic Empire, a typical Republic Venator carried a complement of 420 fighters: 192 V-wing or V-19 Torrent starfighters, 192 Eta-2 Actis-class interceptors, and at least 36 ARC-170 starfighters. The ship also typically maintained a variety of shuttles in its hangars. Since it was capable of entering a planet's atmosphere and landing on its surface, the pre-Imperial Venator-class had a standard complement of 40 LAAT/i gunships and 24 military walkers for planetary operations. The cruiser was also capable of holding one prefabricated garrison base for long term battles on planets.[1]
Venator hangar

The main hangar of a Venator-class vessel.

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.

Although strong shielding was used to compensate for this weakness, this design aspect would be entirely omitted from later Star Destroyer designs, such as the Imperator/Imperial-class. On ships in the Open Circle Fleet, a SPHA turbolaser cannon was positioned near the ventral hangar opening for the purpose of protecting the ship along the ventral arc. The Venator-class also had hangar-openings on its port and starboard side. These were used to dock with space stations, mooring towers, and larger starships, for the purpose of transferring troops and materials.[1]
Command tower
Venator bridge

The bridge of an Imperial Venator-class Star Destroyer.

Because of its carrier role, the Venator-class featured a novel dual bridge tower design. The port tower was the starfighter command bridge, while the starboard tower served as a standard helm and command bridge. On future designs, this dual bridge design was also employed.[1] A similar dual-tower design was also seen on the Secutor-class Star Destroyer.[11]

The command bridge was designed with dual crew pits where operators would be stationed to control the ship's various functions. Officers would patrol walkways above and have a panoramic view to the outside.[7] This bridge design would become a standard feature on most Imperial warships.[18]

On top of each tower was a hyperwave communications and scanner module. Its function was similar to the scanner globes on the Imperial-class and other KDY vessels, but it had a flat shape.[1] Flagships in Venator flotillas had red-painted conning towers to separate them from others.[19]
History
Republic origin

    "That's a Star Destroyer. Venator-class."
    ―Barriss Offee[src]

Venator ventral view

The keel and ventral hangar bay of a Venator-class Star Destroyer during the Clone Wars

The Venator-class shared some design-characteristics with a warship class that served in the Mandalorian Neo-Crusader fleet thousands of years before the Clone Wars.[20]

Venator-class Star Destroyers were deployed in many battles during the Clone Wars, most notably during the Battle of Coruscant when upwards of a thousand such ships helped protect the capital,[15] and played pivotal roles in the repulsion of the CIS forces and the rescue of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.[7] Separatist forces categorized this kind of vessel as Cruiser-class, to contrast the Escort-class designation for smaller vessels, like the Arquitens-class and Consular-class.[21]

These warships were fast enough to pursue blockade runners, while also being large enough to lead independent operations, such as the Battle of Cato Neimoidia, Battle of Kashyyyk, and the Battle of Utapau. They could be used to land troops on planetary surfaces, and serve as escorts for larger battleships, but their primary role was as mainline cruisers and starfighter carriers.[1][22] As ships of the line, they were often grouped in lines of three to four ships.[23]
Imperial period and beyond

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.[1] Despite this, Venators were used to great effect in the early years of the Empire.[24] In the Empire, these ships were stripped of the colorful markings of the Republic models.[14] At least two Venators were involved in pursuing the L-4000 smuggler ship Uhumele alongside a contingent of fighter squadrons.[11]
Imperial attack cruisers

Venator-class Star Destroyers of the Galactic Empire.

Eventually, more robust vessels such as the Imperator- and Tector-class became favored, and the Venator and its variants were phased out.[1] 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.[25]

This led to even more fringe groups obtaining Venators, as well as several Imperial Moffs, who used them in their private defense fleets,[25] and for their various militias.[26] The Mandalorian Supreme Strategist commanded a Venator Star Destroyer during the early years of the Galactic Civil War. It was destroyed during an engagement above Mandalore with a Zann Consortium fleet.[8]

The Imperial Navy used several Venators as flight schools for military pilots, alongside several Imperial-class Star Destroyers and captured Lucrehulk-class battleships. The Vensenor was a notable vessel that served in this role.[11] Imperial Venators were also used as part of the security cordon for the Sanctuary Pipeline to the Endor system during the construction of the Death Star II.[27]

At least one Venator served in Admiral Daala's Maw Irregular Fleet in 40 ABY[10] to 44 ABY.[28] At least two were used in the Evacuation of Dac in 137 ABY, with one transformed into a drone ship and fitted with an ion pulse to distract the Sith-Imperial fleet.[12]
Behind the scenes
Venpro

Venator-class Star Destroyer profile shots.

The engine room of the Venator-class is modeled after the Gravity Control System of the SDF-1 Macross, from the first Macross anime series.[29]

In Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections, the Venator-class is described both as serving the part of a destroyer escorting larger Republic battleships, and described as a battleship itself (the latter in the section on the Invisible Hand). This is most likely a reference to different classification systems being in use, one of which labels Star Destroyers like the Victory- and Venator-classes being medium-sized destroyers, while another labels them as battleships.

In the same book, the Utapauns are said to use "downscaled" warships, such as the Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser. This explains why the Dreadnaught-class is often referenced as a cruiser rather than a frigate (even when many were rebuilt into assault frigates), despite being smaller than both the Empire's Star Destroyers and their Star Cruisers. A similar system would be described by New Republic scholars as the Imperial Classification System in many of the West End Games sourcebooks.

In the early development of Star Wars: Empire at War, the Venator-class was seen in at least one or two promotional screenshots. It was then featured in the demo but was cut from the final game, though it can be modded back into the game completely. The unit was eventually included in Empire at War's expansion pack Forces of Corruption and can be purchased in the game's Skirmish free-play mode; it is not available, however, in story-related scenarios.
Appearances
Carrierbattle

Concept art of a Venator opening its dorsal hangar doors over Cato Neimoidia.

    The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
    Star Wars: Battlefront II
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cat and Mouse"
    The Clone Wars: Shadowed
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars film / novelization
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Clone Cadets" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Supply Lines"
    The Clone Wars: Prelude
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
    The Clone Wars: Shakedown
    HoloNet News — A Galaxy Divided (Mentioned only)
    The Clone Wars: Shipyards of Doom
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
    The Clone Wars: Procedure
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destroy Malevolence"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
    The Clone Wars: Wild Space
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duel of the Droids" (Mentioned only)
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi"
    The Clone Wars: Transfer
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Jedi Crash"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Defenders of Peace"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Trespass"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
    The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cargo of Doom"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
    The Clone Wars: The Valsedian Operation
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Zillo Beast" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars: In Service of the Republic
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Hero of the Confederacy
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brain Invaders"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voyage of Temptation"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duchess of Mandalore" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Death Trap"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "R2 Come Home"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lethal Trackdown" (Appears in flashback(s))
    "Keep the Faith!"—Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.2
    The Clone Wars: Crash Course (Appears in hologram)
    Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth
    The Clone Wars: The Wind Raiders of Taloraan
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Assassin"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Evil Plans"
    Swamp Station Sweep (Appears in cutscene(s))
    The Clone Wars: Hunting the Hunters (Part III)
    Droids Over Iego (Appears in cutscene(s))
    The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny: Dooku's Secret Army
    The Clone Wars: The Colossus of Destiny
    The Clone Wars: The Starcrusher Trap
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Heroes on Both Sides" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Murders" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Nightsisters"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Overlords"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ghosts of Mortis"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Citadel" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Water War"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Gungan Attack"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Darkness on Umbara" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Kidnapped"
    The Clone Wars 6
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Escape from Kadavo"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gathering" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Necessary Bond"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Secret Weapons" (Appears in flashback(s))
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Missing in Action"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Point of No Return"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sabotage"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"
    TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis at the Heart"
    "Lockdown"—Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.47
    SWInsider "Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 15:3:29"—Star Wars Insider 76 (Mentioned only)
    MedStar II: Jedi Healer (First appearance)
    Jedi Trial
    Obsession 3
    Obsession 4
    CWACite "The Brink"—Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 4
    CWACite "To the Vanishing Point"—Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 6
    Star Wars: Republic: Siege of Saleucami
    Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
    Labyrinth of Evil
    CloneWarsLogoMini Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 22"
    CloneWarsLogoMini Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 23"
    CloneWarsLogoMini Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 25"
    Reversal of Fortune
    Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith / comic / novelization / junior novel
    CWACite "The Order of Outcasts"—Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 5
    SWInsider "Republic HoloNet News Special Inaugural Edition 16:5:241"—Star Wars Insider 84
    Republic 78: Loyalties
    Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
    Dark Times 11: Vector, Part 5
    Dark Times 13: Blue Harvest, Part 1
    Dark Times—Out of the Wilderness 2
    Dark Times—Fire Carrier 1 (Appears in hologram)
    Dark Times—Fire Carrier 3
    Dark Times—Fire Carrier 5
    Dark Times—A Spark Remains 1 (Appears in hologram)
    Dark Times—A Spark Remains 4
    Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison 1 (Cover only)
    Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin 2
    Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin 3
    Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin 5
    Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows 2
    Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
    WizardsoftheCoast "The First to Strike" on Wizards.com (original article link, backup link)
    Star Wars: Empire at War (Included in demo; cut from final game)
    Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
    Star Wars: The Card Game - Balance of the Force
    Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost 3
    Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost 4
    Legacy of the Force: Revelation
    Millennium Falcon
    Fate of the Jedi: Ascension
    Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    Legacy 47: The Fate of Dac
    Kinect Star Wars

   
Non-canon appearances

    LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
    LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 game
    LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 film
    Evil Eyes
    Tag & Bink: Revenge of the Clone Menace (LEGO model only)
    Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Sources
Wiki-shrinkable
Wookieepedia has 211 images related to Venator-class Star Destroyer.

    Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections
    Star Wars: The Official Magazine 59
    WizardsoftheCoast "Starships and Vehicles of Revenge of the Sith" on Wizards.com (original article link, backup link)
    Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections
    SWInsider "Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic"—Star Wars Insider 84
    Starships of the Galaxy (Saga Edition)
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide
    The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
    SWicon The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Destroy Malevolence on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
    SWicon The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Cloak of Darkness on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
    The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
    The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji
    SWicon The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Storm Over Ryloth on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
    Galaxy at War
    Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 32
    The Essential Guide to Warfare
    Databank title Republic attack cruiser in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
    SWCustom-2011 The Not-So Magnificent Seven on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
    SWCustom-2011 Drawing from the Imagination: Mythological Creatures in Star Wars, Part 2 on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
    SWCustom-2011 The Imperial Warlords: Despoilers of an Empire, Part 1 on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
    StarWarsLCG Logo Star Wars: The Card Game – Balance of the Force (Card: Along the Sanctuary Pipeline) (Picture only)
    Stay on Target
    Encyclopedia-Logo Admiral Coburn in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link)
    Encyclopedia-Logo BNI-393 in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link) (as "Jedi cruiser")
    Encyclopedia-Logo Captain Argyus in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link) (as "Jedi Cruiser")
    Encyclopedia-Logo Clone Commander Cody in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link) (as "Jedi Cruiser")
    Encyclopedia-Logo Republic attack cruiser in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link)
    Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide
    Stay on Target (Picture only)