Post by Ash on Sept 29, 2018 0:38:44 GMT -5
Valkyrie-Class Assault Cruiser
Name • Valkyrie-class assault cruiser
Classification • Ship
Origin •Corellian Engineering Corporation.
Size • How big is this thing? Give rough estimates in metric measurements (meters)
- Height: 64m
- Width: 163m
- Length: 415m
Appearance • The Valkyrie-class Cruiser is a smaller cruiser with a sleek look, and is of a arrowhead design rather than a dagger like some other ships. The bridge is located towards the nose of the Valkyrie-class, slightly recessed inside to protect it from attacks. 8 vertical engines are on the main hull, on the outer edges of the of the primary hull.
One of the most notable features are large 'wings' jutting out from the relatively narrow hull. These are extra power generators, engines, and weaponry. The generators here are active, giving the nacelles a blue glow at these transparent sections, and are what powers the ship during peacetime activities over the main generator.
The most surprising fact about the Valkyrie-class is that it was designed in three sections, each with a small primary reactor, which can operate in tandem, and independent fire control and redundant bridges and each are fully staffed when going into battle. This redundancy allows the cruiser to survive when most other ships would have been completely crippled or destroyed, giving it a solid reputation.
The interior is also luxurious enough to have these cruisers become cruise liners, and even be sold to others as such with limited weaponry.
The Valkyrie-class Cruiser is a light cruiser, meant primarily to flank larger capital ships and engage squadrons of starfighters or cruisers of its size or smaller. It works well in tandem with larger ships, using its superior speed for its class to zip around and destroy enemies. The majority of her weapons are turreted, allowing it to attack from all angles.
Fast speed and relatively high damage dealing capabilities leaves it outclassed when it it comes to defense. The main generators gives it a surplus of shield strengths, but when the shields fall, the hull is relatively thin. Repeated blasts from heavy laser cannons can penetrate it if shot repeatedly in the same area. Bulkheads are in place to mitigate damage internally. Despite it having weak armor, it is surprisingly robust and can survive taking much damage.
The Valkyrie can still stay alive, if not necessarily in combat, with having all four nacelles blown off and taking quite a bit of damage to the hull, so despite it having low armor, it has a decent survivability, as long as at least one generator is functioning.
4 heavy turbolaser ("wing" mounted)
2 heavy ‘lance’ type turbolasers (forward mounted on the nose)
10 Turbolaser turrets
20 heavy double laser turrets
30 medium quad laser turrets
3 heavy concussion missile launchers (2 forward, one rear)
12 starfighters. 2 shuttles.
((Art credit to Euderion on deviantart))