Imperial Star Destroyer

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[[Image:Isdflank1.gif|right]]'''Imperial Star Destroyers''' are the standard small starship type of the [[Imperial Starfleet]], and an instantly recognisable symbol of the Emperors authority.  Many variants and classes exist.
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[[Image:Isdflank1.gif|right]]'''Imperial Star Destroyers''' are the standard capital [[starship]]s of the [[Imperial Starfleet]] and are instantly recognizable symbols of the [[Emperor|Emperor's]] authority.  Many variants and classes exist.
 
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==Design Elements==
 
==Design Elements==
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==''Imperial''-class Star Destroyer==
 
==''Imperial''-class Star Destroyer==
The standard mile-long ISD is the [[Imperial-class Star Destroyer|''Imperial''-class Star Destroyer]], a versatile small warship. It was originally called the ''Imperator''-class Star Destroyer before being renamed after the [[Jedi Purge|Jedi purge]]. It combines powerful sublight engines with a flexible [[turbolaser]] armament and a wing of 72 [[TIE Fighters|TIE craft]].  There are sub-variants of this class, known as ''Imperial I''-class (ISD-I, sometimes referred to as the ''Devastator''-class) and the ''Imperial II''-class (ISD-II, or the ''Avenger''-class).
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The standard mile-long (1.6km) ISD is the ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyer, a versatile small warship. It was originally called the ''Imperator''-class Star Destroyer before being renamed after the [[Jedi Purge|Jedi purge]]. It combines powerful sublight engines with a flexible [[turbolaser]] armament and a wing of 72 [[TIE Fighters|TIE craft]].  There are sub-variants of this class, known as ''Imperial I''-class (ISD-I, sometimes referred to as the ''Devastator''-class) and the ''Imperial II''-class (ISD-II, or the ''Avenger''-class).
  
 
==''Tector''-class Star Destroyer==
 
==''Tector''-class Star Destroyer==
The ''Tector''-class Star Destroyer was much like the ''Imperator'' (later renamed ''Imperial'') class Star Destroyer, but differed in that while other Imperial vessels had hangar bays, the ''Tector''-class did not. Instead of a hangar bay, these ships were armored where the hangar bay should be, and also had its reactor bulb reinforced with additional armor and was not visible. This caused the ''Tector''-class was more efficient at ship-to-ship combat, as there was less access to its internal weak-spots. However, this also caused the ''Tector''-class to be limited in the roles it could be fielded in, since it was not able to board enemy ships, send out TIE squadrons to hunt down fleeing enemies, executre planetary deployments, and depended on other ships for fighter support.
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The ''Tector''-class Star Destroyer is a hangarless Star Destoyer. These ships opted for more armor plating, their reactor bulb reinforced and not visible. Because the ''Tector''-class was more armored it was much more effective in combat than their ''Imperial''-class cousins, however, this also left the ''Tector''-class without any form of fighter support. It still has a shuttle hanger so it could possibly carry a handful of [[Assault Gunboat]]s.
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==''Dominator''-class Star Destroyer==
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The ''Dominator''-class appears to be KDY's response to the [[Sienar Fleet Systems]] [[Immobiliser-418]] interdictor. While the [[Immobiliser-418]] type is a smaller, more specialised vessel, the ''Dominator'' is a more flexible, powerful type similar to the Imperial-class.
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It posesses the powerful gravity-well generators that allow the ship to interrupt or prevent hyperspace travel, which occupy a significant fraction of the standard ISD hull volume.  The standard superstructure is almost completely removed, but the class retains the small forward hangar of the Imperial-class and possesses perhaps 2 squadrons of TIEs.
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==''Allegiance''-class Star Destroyer==
  
==''Acclamator''-class Star Destroyer==
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''Allegiance''-class Star Destroyers are a significant departure from the basic wedge-destroyer design.  The hull is longer (at ~2.2km), but narrower, and the superstructure is more heavily armoured and sloped.  It possesses no ventral hangars, and a significantly larger ventral bulb, suggesting a much more powerful powerplant.
  
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The ''Allegiance'' is thus a more specialised design, like ''Tector'', in that it is focused entirely on ship-to-ship combat.  It appears in battles as a central vessel or flagship, with numerous smaller ships (including Imperial-class Star Destroyers) for support.
 
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