The Republic-class Star Destroyer was Walex Blissex's follow-up design to his Victory-class Star Destroyer.
It was manufactured by Rendili StarDrive for the New Republic. The Republic was smaller than Lira Blissex's Imperator-class Star Destroyer, but was a much more efficient design.
Although the Republic was only half the cost of an Imperator and required a mere one-fifth the crew, it boasted 20 percent more firepower than an Imperator-I model. However, it was still outmatched by the Imperator-II or Super Star Destroyers. Armament consisted of 40 heavy turbolaser batteries, 40 heavy turbolaser cannons, 20 ion cannons, and 10 tractor beam projectors. The Republic was also equipped with a Class 1.5 hyperdrive, which was faster than the Class 2 hyperdrive of the Imperial.
The Republic-class was only 1,250 meters long, significantly smaller than the 1,600-meter-long Imperator-class. Because the smaller ship retains a similar level of weaponry, it had to sacrifice cargo space and endurance. The Republic only held enough consumables to operate without resupply for 2 years, one-third the running time of the Imperator. Only a single regiment of 3,200 ground troops could be carried aboard, as well as a single standard New Republic wing of 36 fighters (half the size of an Imperial wing). Republic-class ships usually carried long-range starfighters, such as the X-wing, B-wing, and Y-wing.
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