The MC80B Star Cruiser was a Mon Calamari warship produced for the fledgling Allied fleet.
The MC80B had a roughly similar look to earlier models, but optimized the amount of guns available for a frontal assault by positioning them in forward-facing clusters around the ship. The class had its main reactor located on the ventral side of the vessel, while its bridge was located on the dorsal side, amidship. Hangar bays were located on the flanks of the ship.
Offensive and defensive systems Edit
An interim design, the MC80B was an improvement over the original MC80. The MC80B had a much more heavily reinforced hull, and featured multiple backup deflector shield generators. Spread across the hull were turbolaser and shield projector blisters. A sensor cluster was located at the tip of the bow. Built for durability, these ships were able to withstand heavy damage while blasting through the more limited shielding of Imperial ships.
The MC80B was armed with forty-eight turbolasers and twenty ion cannons. These weapons were linked in banks of twelve and four respectively, allowing the MC80B to easily concentrate its fire upon a single target.
Hangar complement Edit
The MC80B cruiser carried four starfighter squadrons. Later ships in this line were refitted to hold up to eight squadrons.
Like the MC80, and unlike the later MC90 Star Cruiser, the MC80B was not designed to accommodate different species. Holographic displays and monitors were optimized for Mon Calamari vision, and some controls required movements that were nearly impossible for Humans to perform.
An interim design built by the Mon Calamari to bolster the fledgling Allied fleet, the first MC80B entered service approximately one and a half years after the Gi'ru Conflict. Similar in size to the previous MC80 Liberty-type, the MC80B featured a far more heavily reinforced hull which, although only accommodating the same number of guns, provided a platform optimised for combat. The class served the Alliance of Nations for many years, with the Mon Remonda facing down Super Star Destroyers and World Devastators alike.