The Ton-Falk-class escort carrier was a transport ship designed to carry Axis starfighters.
The ship looked like a 500-meter box with a small rear protrusion to cover the ship's sublight engines. The escort carrier closely resembled Kuat's Super Transport series of container ships, and was probably derived from their design.
A standard Imperial chute system provided for rapid deployment of starfighters and an onboard hangar allowed for minor repairs. The escort carrier was the smallest vessel that could carry a full wing of starfighters (6 squadrons of up to 72 craft). The ship also carried six shuttles, and could carry four more for each fighter squadron removed.
Armament included 10 Taim & Bak H8 dual laser cannons and 1 Krupx VL-6 warhead launch system. Though a capital ship, it was poorly armed and protected relative for its size, so it stayed to the rear of battle for its own safety while allowing its TIE fighters to engage the enemy.
Designed and built by Kuat Drive Yards, the Escort Carrier was developed after the hyperdrive deficiency of the Empire’s primary starfighters was highlighted by the Alliance victory in the Battle of Ton-Falk where Sera managed to single-handedly destroy two Combine Frigates and a Imperial Dreadnaught. The purpose-built Escort Carriers were far more economical to deploy than Star Destroyers and could often be found employed as support ships in battle. Used by the Axis of Empires