|MC75 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser|
MC75 Star Cruiser
890 meters (Typical)
570 meters (Typical)
190 meters (Typical)
|Maximum speed (atmosphere)||
Thrusters of various sizes (9)
Mon Calamari shield generators
Reinforced Composite Hull Armour
15,000 metric tons
The Mon Calamari MC75 Star Cruiser was a luxury liner and medium cruiser that saw extensive use in as a Destroyer and medium sized capital ship in several navies.
Functionally similar to the Victory Class Star Destroyers, the MC75, although lighter armed, was easily a match for the Imperial design of capital ship. Categorised as a fast and manoeuvrable capital ship, the MC75 demonstrated the ability to outmanoeuvre most similarly sized mass-production vessels. Although not necessarily stronger, the shields of the MC75 cruisers benefited from the advantages common to most Mon Calamari shield systems, having redundant generators that made them more efficient and possessing a faster recharge time than comparable systems from other manufacturers. Similarly to the Victory I Class Star Destroyer, the MC75 was fully capable of flight within an atmosphere, and landing on and taking off from the surface of a planet.
The MC75 Star Cruisers started life much in the same manner as the MC80 type cruisers, as luxury starliners used by the Mon Calamari species in their exploration of the Galaxy. Pleasure cruises were often taken by various species as a vacation options, touring the various beauties of the Galaxy in style and luxury. The MC75 shared many design trends with the MC80 Liberty type cruisers, including the large wings and bank of engines, and the non-standardised designs. The ships were known to moderately vary in length and design, although they never extended much beyond nine-hundred and fifty meters.
During the Galactic Civil War, the larger MC80 class were extensively used as battleships by the Rebellion, serving as a vessel capable of standing on equal terms with Imperial Star Destroyers. However, their smaller cousins, the MC75 cruisers, saw considerably less conversion to military use – by the battle of Endor, there were less than thirty combat ready MC75s in the galaxy. By the signing of the Bastion Accords, the number was still little more than fifty.
During the Yuuzhan Vong War, however, times were desperate, and more ships were needed to join the fight. As a result, the smaller MC75 ships started see further adaptation, fulfilling the role of command ships for smaller forces, or heavy support vessels for larger ships. By the conclusion of the war, military ready MC75s were a common sight.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Although the design for the ships was largely refined and composed OOC by Dav Man'Sell, the writer had no desire to actually retain the patent for the ships, just to have ownership of some of said ships. As a result, joint adjustments to the designs were made for commercial release, and construction rights for the patented ship now belong to the Mon Calamari shipyards and their CEO, Adam Slane.