The Majestic-class heavy cruiser was a compact but powerful warship built under the Alliance's New Class Modernization Program.

Characteristics Edit

With 30 heavy turbolaser cannons, 20 laser cannons, 20 ion cannons, 8 concussion missile tubes, 4 tractor beam projectors,[1] and more than 20 antimissile octets,[2] these ships were capable of engaging both enemy capital ships and starfighters. Majestic-class heavy cruisers were incredibly durable; their thick armor and shields were equal to the previous generation of Imperial-class Star Destroyers. This armor and shield power gave them the ability to close with the enemy to exchange close-range fire. Like other New Class ships, the Majestic also boasts superior fire control systems compared to contemporary Imperial ships with heavy guns of the same power. With this ability, the Majestic can score as many hits at long range as an Imperial-class Star Destroyer can at medium ranges and can remain at that range as long as it has space to evade the Imperial ship.[1]

These ships were equipped with Class 1 hyperdrives, capable of 90-second spin-up times.[2] They carried a crew of 4,050; 640 troops; and enough consumables for 5 months of operation.[1] The Majestic-class was also capable of carrying five squadrons of starfighters, often including starfighters for screening and escort duties as well as bombers for strike missions. [2]

Following New Class practice, the basic hull design of the Majestic-class heavy cruiser was derived from that of the Defender-class assault carrier.[3]

History Edit

Part of the Alliance of Civilization’s New Class Modernization Program, the Majestic was built as a pocket battleship with armour and shields equal to those found on previous generation Star Destroyers. Although far smaller than any Star Destroyer even the size of USS Enterprise-D, and with a correspondingly smaller amount of guns, the Majestic was nonetheless designed to take them on one-to-one – making up for its size and lack of fighter complement with a combination of advanced gunnery systems and improved speed and manoeuvrability.

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