Imperial Star Destroyer

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==Design Elements==
 
==Design Elements==
Imperial Star Destroyers (or ISDs) have many design elements in common, the most obvious of which is the streamlined 'arrow' shape.  This allows an aggressive, forward-facing attitude to bring many weapons to bear on a target.  The upper and lower armour belts end at the side 'slots', lightly armoured areas where the internal honeycomb of the ship is exposed.  The basic physical layout of an arrow-head with dorsal tiers of 'crellenations' or superstructure surmounted by a distinctive KDY bridge tower is common across a great many types, classes and sizes of Imperial warships.
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Imperial Star Destroyers (or ISDs) have many design elements in common, the most obvious of which is the streamlined 'arrow' shape.  This allows an aggressive, forward-facing attitude to bring many weapons to bear on a target.  The upper and lower armour belts end at the side 'slots', lightly armoured areas where the internal honeycomb of the ship is exposed.  The basic physical layout of an arrow-head with dorsal tiers of 'crellenations' or superstructure surmounted by a distinctive KDY [[bridge tower]] is common across a great many types, classes and sizes of Imperial warships.
  
 
Many of these vessels also have one or more hangars on the ventral surface, for the handling of starfighters and various planetary landing craft.  Others have clean ventral lines, trading the utility of smaller craft for superior armour coverage.
 
Many of these vessels also have one or more hangars on the ventral surface, for the handling of starfighters and various planetary landing craft.  Others have clean ventral lines, trading the utility of smaller craft for superior armour coverage.

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