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Home One- Mon Calamari Star Cruiser
Home One- Mon Calamari Star Cruiser

In the Star Wars fictional universe Mon Calamari Star Cruisers are the main cruisers in the Rebel Alliance/New Republic/Federation of Free Alliances fleet for a significant portion of the Galactic Civil War. They were originally built for civilian purposes, but were converted to military starships when the Galactic Empire conquered the Mon Calamari. This is an image of the Mon Calamari Cruiser known as Home One during the Battle of Endor that took place in the Star Wars universe. ... This is an image of the Mon Calamari Cruiser known as Home One during the Battle of Endor that took place in the Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the series. ... The capital ships of a navy are its important warships; the ones with the heaviest firepower and armor. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances is a fictional government from the Star Wars novel series, more commonly called the Galactic Alliance for short. ... The Galactic Civil War (19 BBY - 19 ABY) is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy, beginning with Revenge of the Sith and continuing through the original trilogy of films A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, as well as several novels, comics, and... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Spoiler warning: // The Kaleesh are a bipedal reptilian species from the planet Kalee. ...


While they are exceedingly durable starships, they are also notoriously difficult to repair, in part because of their individualized design. Rebellion-era Mon Calamari ships have very powerful shields for ships of their size, they also have multiple backup generators because their civilian-spec hull structure is somewhat weaker than that of a true military starship. Mon Calamari Cruisers are not the equal of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer, but do present a significant threat in numbers. Mon Calamari may refer to: Mon Calamari, an alien race in Star Wars Mon Calamari, a planet in Star Wars This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ...


Mon Calamari star cruisers come in several general shapes - a wingless shape resembling a large pickle with space drive engines, a winged type known to fanon as the Liberty-class, and a design over twice as long as a standard Imperial-class Star Destroyer, exemplified by NRS Home One, which was Admiral Ackbar's flagship at the Battle of Endor. There were two variants of the "wingless" design at Endor, one some 1200 meters long and another resembling a Liberty but with the wings deleted. All the designs lack angles, and rely on more fluid shapes instead, and their surface is uneven with countless ovoid "bubbles". Fanon is a fact or ongoing situation related to a television program, book, movie, or video game that has been used so much by fan writers or among the fandom that it has been more or less established as having happened in the fictional world, but it has not actually... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... For the Victory-class Star Destroyer, see Admiral Ackbar (starship). ... The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ...

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Evolution

By the time of the New Republic, the Mon Calamari had begun to produce military-optimized designs that were no longer modified civilian designs. The hallmark of the design was typically strong shielding (provided by a unique system of multiple generators) with a battery of turbolasers and ion cannons. Fighters were usually — but not always — carried onboard. The individualization that marked the Rebellion-era designs all but disappeared in an effort to simplify the New Republic's logistics. Look up Logistics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Liberty
Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Liberty

While the rebellion-era MC80 was originally a civilian vessel converted to a warship, the MC80a and MC80B were better designed for warfare. The MC80a represented the first step towards standardization, while the MC80B had significantly reinforced hull. Both classes served in the interim while the final design was still years from completion. Both also retained the many Mon Calamari-specific instruments of past ships, making it difficult for other species to crew the ship. Model of Mon Calamari Cruiser Liberty from the Star Wars universe. ... Model of Mon Calamari Cruiser Liberty from the Star Wars universe. ...


The MC90 was the culmination of the evolution, now being laid down as a warship. Its standardization made it significantly easier to repair and it featured better accommodation for non-Calamari species. Nonetheless, two ships of that class (NRS Defiance and NRS Galactic Voyager) had wildly differing designs. Proper class names did not appear until the arrival of the Mediator. The Mon Calamari cruisers were one of the most powerful ships after the time of the Galactic Civil War, especially with regard to their multiple backup shield generators. A ship class is a group of ships of a similar design. ...


Flag Ships

A brief description of some common Mon Calamari warships is listed below. This list is not exhaustive; some cruisers have been described but never named.


Home One

Home One was the flagship of the Rebel Alliance fleet during the Battle of Endor, commanded by Admiral Ackbar. It is between 1800 and 3800 meters long, well over twice the length of an Imperial-class Star Destroyer. It carries 120 starfighters - 10 full squadrons worth. Her shields are powerful and resilient enough to withstand close combat with an Executor-class Star Destroyer; however, her firepower is somewhat lacking. The hangar layout is also non-optimal with large openings on her port and starboard surfaces. Official Expanded Universe literature places this ship with the paltry armament of 29 turbolaser batteries and 36 ion cannons, but these numbers could be transpositions (even though that is highly unlikely). The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... For the Victory-class Star Destroyer, see Admiral Ackbar (starship). ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The fictional Star Wars universe features an intricate array of different weapons, whose uses and powers range from interpersonal combat to destroying entire space stations or even planets and solar systems in single sweeps. ... The Global Defense Initiatives space-based Ion Cannon. ...


Home One may be a callsign rather than the actual ship name. There has been some speculation as to whether Ackbar's flagship was named Independence, but it was finally confirmed that Independence and Home One were not the same ship. There were at least three star cruisers of Home One's class present at Endor; one of these ships may have been Independence. However, it has been noted that in the novelization of the Return of the Jedi, Home One was referred to by the name "headquarters frigate". The X-Wing computer game features Independence as an MC80 Calamari cruiser, and explicitly states it to be Ackbar's command ship (though much of the ship data in the series has been contradicted by other sources). In the game X-Wing Alliance, Home One and Independence are in fact the same ship, which might hint to the fact that Independence was the original name for Ackbar's flagship. Also in Star Wars Empire at War it is referred to as Home One. Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...


Replacing a ship of such large size would be very difficult, hence the location is kept a secret and Home One rarely engages in non-essential combat, though it often prosecutes essential commands - such as the war on Warlord Zsinj and his Super Star Destroyer Iron Fist. Zsinj was the most powerful warlord opposing both the Empire and the New Republic within the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


A number of sources relate the Rebels had a new model MC in development, the MC-95, which along with the soon to be MC-90, would be capable of engaging ISDs and to a lesser extent, SSDs.


Liberty

The Liberty has the dubious distinction of being the first ship destroyed by the Death Star II's axial superlaser. This type was some 1500 meters long and had a sort of delta-winged design for greater surface area. It presumably was more powerful than other Rebellion-era ships such as the MC80 series. Unlike most Rebellion-era designs, her hangars appeared to have been buried near wingroots. While not the best design as far as fighter operations are concerned, this would provide excellent protection. At least one Liberty type ship remained in civilian configuration at least midway through the Rebellion era, the cruise liner Kuari Princess. Many sources contradict this though, causing mass confusion for SW fans. The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Its commander was Admiral Drayson; however, he was not in command of the vessel during the Battle of Endor. He is considered to be fortunate; in regards to his fate. The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ...


Reef Home

Reef Home is similar to the Liberty but without the large delta wings. It is commonly mistaken for the MC80 series. It may be faster than the Liberty due to the presence of more engines, but it is not as well-armed. This was the second cruiser destroyed by the Death Star main superlaser cannon. The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Classes

Some early source material referred to the ships at Endor as frigates, including the flagship Home One. This is nonsensical; most of the heavy Mon Calamarian ships in the battle were similar in length to Imperial Star Destroyers (if not longer) and often with much greater internal volume. Most orders of battles in Star Wars have frigates as being ships around the size of the diminutive Nebulon-B. One possibility is that the Rebellion called cruisers designed on destroyer hulls "frigates," much like the United States Navy did at one time; the small ships like the Nebulon-B would be called escort frigates to differentiate them. For the bird, see Frigatebird. ... A flagship is the ship used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships. ... The Nebulon-B Frigate is a starship from the fictional Star Wars universe, and it has also been known as the Escort Frigate or the Rebel Cruiser. ... USS Port Royal (CG-73), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser (really an uprated guided missile destroyer), launched in 1992. ... USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). ... USN redirects here. ...


MC30c

The MC-30, or Mon Calamari Frigate, is a scaled down, squid-shaped version of the Home One. It is generally used as a shield-penetrating ship, and contains multiple Proton Torpedo launchers and light Laser Cannons. It also contains a set of devastating Cluster Bombs that can damage most capitol ships, such as the Imperal Star Destroyer, and destroy fighters. It was featured in the expansion pack Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption, the sequel to the game Star Wars: Empire at War. In the Star Wars universe, Home One was the personal vessel of Admiral Ackbar and Flagship of the Rebel Alliance and later the New Republic. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Star Wars weapons. ... The word blaster can mean more than one thing. ... A US B-1 Lancer releasing its payload of cluster bombs Cluster munitions are air-dropped or ground launched shells that eject multiple small submunitions (bomblets) and that primarily hit civilians. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ...


MC40

Only 600 meters in length, this made appearances in the X-Wing flight simulator series of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Outside of its smaller size and reduced firepower, it was likely similar to the regular MC80 in all other respects. In Star Wars: TIE Fighter, it was known as the Mon Calamari Light Cruiser, in subsequent games like X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter and X-Wing Alliance, it received the class designation MC40. The X-Wing computer game series is a series of space simulation computer games set in the Star Wars universe that attempts to, faithfully to the movies, simulate the fictional experience of starfighter combat. ... X-Wing vs. ... X-Wing Alliance or XWA is the sequel to Star Wars: TIE Fighter. ...


MC80

A design 1200 meters in length and commonly encountered during the time of the Rebellion. These were almost all converted merchant liners and somewhat inferior in performance to equivalent Imperial destroyers. The control systems were optimized towards Mon Calamarian biology which caused some problems with the diverse makeup of the Rebel Alliance. In addition, each ship in this type was subtly different: most Mon Calamarian civilian liners are independently customized. While these vessels were robustly constructed, they were difficult to repair due to their customizations.


MC80a

The MC80a was a production-streamlined version of the MC80 that was deployed en masse by the nascent New Republic. While it was still optimized for the Mon Calamari, the ship design was standardized.


The MC80a was often mistaken with the Maximus, which was the first MC employed by the Rebellion.


MC80B

The MC80B was an interim design partially based on the MC80a lineage. It possessed unusually strong shields and a reinforced hull which allowed it to fight on more than even terms with most enemy ships (including ISDs). Three flights were launched, with zero, four or eight fighter squadrons, respectively. General Han Solo flew his flag from one of these cruisers, the Mon Remonda, during his campaign against Warlord Zsinj. Han Solo (born 29 BBY) is a character in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Zsinj was the most powerful warlord opposing both the Empire and the New Republic within the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


MC90

The MC90 was the first heavy combatant designed from the ground up for the New Republic. It was an exceptionally powerful design (and also extremely expensive). It was primarily relegated to flagship duties due to its extensive command and control facilities, which were also reconfigurable for other species. This design was capable of close combat with an Executor-class Star Destroyer for some time (albeit not without damage to either ship). At 1255 meters in length and armed with 75 light turbolasers, 35 ion cannons, and 6 proton torpedo tubes, the MC-90 was one of the most powerful cruisers in the New Republic Defense Force up until the advent of the Mediator-class Battlecruiser and Viscount-class Star Defender. The MC-90 also carries 6 full squadrons of starfighters. Admiral Ackbar used the MC90 Defiance and Galactic Voyager as his flagships. A flagship is the ship used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships. ... In the military: The exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached forces in the accomplishment of the mission. ... The fictional Star Wars universe features an intricate array of different weapons, whose uses and powers range from interpersonal combat to destroying entire space stations or even planets and solar systems in single sweeps. ... The following is a list of ship- and vehicle-mounted weapons in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Star Wars weapons. ... For the Victory-class Star Destroyer, see Admiral Ackbar (starship). ...


Mediator-class Star Battlecruiser

A much larger and more powerful cruiser that was introduced into the New Republic Defense Force shortly before the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Its designation as a battlecruiser implies that she is far stronger than any Mon Calamarian cruiser than has gone before her. The original Mediator was heavily damaged by Nom Anor in the book Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore. It is implied that these vessels saw large-scale, if not necessarily mass, production to meet the New Republic's (and later the Galactic Alliance's) naval requirements. The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... HMS Hood (left) and the battleship HMS Barham (right), in Malta, 1937. ... Nom Anor is a member of the intendant caste in the species known as the Yuuzhan Vong, and a major character in the New Jedi Order book series in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


Viscount-class Star Defender

An enormous battleship designed shortly before the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, it is also classified as a dreadnought. [citation needed]. Few operational examples existed and their production run may have been halted or delayed in favor of a greater number of lesser warships. As the Viscount is over twice the size of the Mediator, the Viscount-class ships were the Mon Calamari's first attempt at building a large capital ship that could "compete" with an Executor-class Super Star Destroyer. The classification name for this class of vessel is "Star Defender", perhaps intended as an opposite to the implications of "Star Destroyer". The firepower of a battleship demonstrated by USS Iowa. ...



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Starfighters
X-wing | Y-wing | A-wing | B-wing
Expanded Universe
K-wing | E-wing
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Other
GR-75 Medium Transport | Millennium Falcon
See also
Star Wars air vehicles | Star Wars aquatic vehicles | Star Wars ground vehicles | Star Wars starfighters | Star Wars support craft

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Mon Calamari Cruiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1764 words)
In the Star Wars fictional universe Mon Calamari Star Cruisers are the main cruisers in the Rebel Alliance/New Republic/Federation of Free Alliances fleet for a significant portion of the Galactic Civil War.
Rebellion-era Mon Calamari ships have very powerful shields for ships of their size, thanks to their multiple backup generators and also because their civilian-spec hull structure is somewhat weaker than that of a true military starship.
The Mon Calamari cruisers were one of the most powerful ships after the time of the Galactic Civil War, especially with regard to their multiple backup shield generators.
Mon Calamari Star Cruiser - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (710 words)
Mon Calamari Star Cruisers were the main cruisers in the Rebel Alliance/New Republic fleet for a significant portion of the Galactic Civil War.
The Mon Calamari cruisers were originally built for civilian purposes, serving in numerous peaceful roles like passenger ships and deep space exploration vessels by the Mon Calamari of Dac.
Rebellion-era Mon Calamari ships had very powerful shields for ships of their size, in part because their civilian-spec hull structure was somewhat weaker than a true military starship.
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