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Encyclopedia > Space battleship

A space battleship is a fictional spacefaring warship in a science fiction TV series, movie or story which functions similarly to a modern aircraft carrier crossed with a modern battleship. It is usually home to multiple single- or multi-pilot fighters as well as heavy defensive and offensive armament. These ships generally generally lead fleets or battlegroups comprised of many smaller and/or specialized spacecraft. Term used to describe societies or nations capable of building, launching and retrieving a manned space vessel. ... USS Port Royal (CG-73), a Ticonderoga class cruiser. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraft—in effect acting as a sea-going airbase. ... HMS Victory in 1884 In naval warfare, battleships were the most heavily armed and armored warships afloat. ... A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for attacking other aircraft, as opposed to a bomber, which is designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... The bayonet, still used in war as both knife and spearpoint. ... The Abraham Lincoln battle group during the 2000 RIMPAC exercises The carrier battle group (CVBG or CARBATGRU) or carrier strike group (CVSG) is a fleet of ships in support of an aircraft carrier. ... Ariane 5 lifts off with the Rosetta space probe on March 2, 2004. ...


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A typical Sharlin Class Warcruiser of the same class as the Black Star. ... Babylon 5 is an epic science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... A screenshot of several Cylon Basestars The Basestar is the premier warship in the Cylon Alliances fleet in the science fiction movie and the 1978 television show Battlestar Galactica. ... Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction film, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction film, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. ... A squadron of massive, mile-long Imperial Star Destroyers cruise in formation with an immense Executor-class Super Star Destroyer - a battleship the size of Manhattan Island. ... Star Wars began with a 13-page treatment for a space adventure movie which George Lucas drafted in 1973, inspired from multiple myths and classic stories. ... The SDF-1 Macross , is a fictional interstellar spacecraft from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (usually just called Macross), an anime series that aired in Japan in 1982-1983, and its American adaptation Robotech (1985). ... This article refers to the anime series by this title, for the ship which shares the name of the anime see SDF-1 Macross. ... Robotech is an 85-episode science-fiction television series about three successive extraterrestrial invasions of Earth. ... The release of Space Battleship Yamato is often cited as the beginning of the Golden Age of Anime Space Battleship Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト Uchū Senkan Yamato) is a Japanese science fiction anime series created by Leiji Matsumoto. ...

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