MC80 Star Cruiser

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The MC80 star cruiser or Liberty cruiser was a capital ship that served in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and New Republic. Unlike many other Mon Calamari designs during the Galactic Civil War, all warships in this group were standardized as much as possible to aid non-Calamari crewmembers, something the artistic Mon Calamari accepted begrudgingly. After the demilitarization of the New Republic starfleet, most were decommissioned or refitted as civilian vessels.


The MC80 had an array of nine engines, divided into three different sizes, located at the stern. A large wing-shaped superstructure was affixed to the main hull on either side, containing weapons pods and tractor beam arrays.[9] Some MC80 cruisers had their wing sections shortened and were equipped with an additional thruster.

While their armaments, which varied from ship to ship, were less than those found on the Galactic Empire's mile-long Star Destroyers, their shielding capability was far more advanced. The multiple backup shields and multiple shield generators ensured that a Calamarian cruiser could not only last in combat against more heavily armed opponents but also they had more protection from spacial elemental threats.


Blister turrets filled with heavy double turbolaser cannons, deflector shield projectors, tractor beam projectors and heavy dual ion Cannons were scattered throughout each vessel, many of which were located on the wing structures.[9] The Turbolasers and the Ion cannons possessed advanced targeting systems and were able to track and destroy fighters and smaller craft. The standard fighter complement on a MC80 was three squadrons, along with a handful of shuttles and freighter-class vessels.