Development Thread: N/A. This is an Majestic-class heavy cruiser with slightly adjusted stats.
Model: Organa-class Heavy Cruiser
Classification: Heavy Cruiser
Role: Space assault ship
Affiliation: The Galactic Republic
Manufacturer: Republic Engineering Corporation
Height: 170 meters
Width: 428 meters
Length: 700 meters
Power Core Generator/Reactor: Hypermatter Annihilator Reactor
- Class 1
- Backup Class 10
- 1,350 crew
- 4,050 crew
- 132 gunners
- Heavy turbolaser cannons (30)
- Ion cannons (20)
- Laser cannons (20)
- Concussion missile tubes (8)
30 missiles each
[*]Tractor beam projectors (4)
[*]Antimissile octets (20)
- 60 starfighters
- Navcomputer equipped
- Two Shield generator domes
- Targeting systems
- Life support systems
- Communication systems with military-grade encryption/decryption for subspace, Holonet, and realspace transmissions
- Sufficient amounts of escape pods
- Sensor systems
- 640 troops
- 12,000 metric tons
- 5 months
As part of a new effort to attain technological superiority in the galaxy, the Galactic Republic launched the Hope Program in 836 ABY.
The Organa-class Heavy Cruiser was one of the heavy hitting starships of the Hope Program. Its name came from Leia Organa, who upheld the political ideals of the Republic as she fought against Palpatine's Galactic Empire. Ships of this class were typically named after Rebel Alliance and New Republic politicians from the Galactic Civil War.
The ship was designed by the government owned Republic Engineering Corporation. Just as with any other major project, the Republic Engineering Corporation outsourced certain parts of the ship to other companies to expedite its design and production. Kuat Drive Yards helped with the engines while other companies helped with weapon, communication, and other systems. It shared the same hull system as the Solo-class Assault Ship.
The wedge design, similar to many Imperial designs, was due to the efficiency of its shape. The dagger-like design allowed for maximum firepower with low exposure to enemy fire. The Organa was designed for frontal assaults on enemy capital ships, thus allowing it to exploit this design philosophy to its fullest. Just as other wedge and dagger design ships though, enemy ships can mitigate the advantage through flanking attacks.
These ships were capable of engaging both enemy capital ships and starfighters. Organa-class heavy cruisers were incredibly durable; their thick armor and shields were equal to the historic Imperial-class Star Destroyers. This armor and shield power gave them the ability to close in with the enemy to exchange close-range fire. Like other Hope Program ships, the Organa also boasted excellent fire control systems. With this ability, the Organa could attack at longer ranges than normal for Star Destroyers and Heavy Cruisers while also able to evade some fire at that range.
The ships could effortlessly enter the atmosphere - more easily so than the Kol-class and Stazi-class starships. This made the ships excellent support for their sister class, Solo-class Assault Ships.
Organa-class heavy cruisers could also support Stazi-class Fleet Carriers when Kol-class Star Defenders were unavailable. These types of ships were significantly cheaper than the Kol-class.
IMPORTANT ROLE-PLAYING STUFF:
The Galactic Republic will not be offended if an individual or Minor Faction procures this ship if the following conditions are met:
- The ship was introduced in a thread open to the entire Republic by a Galactic Republic character in a situation that would reasonably require the ship's presence.
- The individual or Minor Faction successfully gains control of the ship in that situation, and also allows for adequate chance for Republic characters to impede their progress.
- The ship was not, in-character, freely given or sold by a Republic character unless the Writer of such character understands just the attempts of such actions will result in their character being arrested, executed, or banished from the Republic.
Any Republic character is free to reasonably use this ship. Understand that this type of ship is owned strictly by the Galactic Republic's military. Attempts by Republic characters to go rogue with this ship will end with the Republic attempting to forcibly reclaim or destroy the ship.