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White Star

A White Star firing weapons.
First appearance Matters of Honor
Affiliation Interstellar Alliance
Launched 2260
General Characteristics
Fighters Nial fighters
Armaments Quantum discharge cannon
Pulsed neutron cannons
Pulsed fusion cannons
Defences Self healing bio-armour
Tractor beams
Vorlon shields
Minbari stealth device
Power Quantum gravitic reactor
Fusion reactors

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The White Star is a fictional, medium-sized combat spacecraft type employing a mix of Vorlon and Minbari technology in the science fiction television series Babylon 5. The sleek design intentionally differs from traditional Minbari and Vorlon craft to keep its identity secret. A spacecraft is a vessel, craft or device designed to operate beyond the surface of the Earth in outer space. ... The Vorlons are a fictional alien race in the Babylon 5 universe. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Vorlons are a fictional alien race in the Babylon 5 universe. ...


The White Star commanded by John Sheridan was thought to be unique until near the end of the third season, where it was revealed that the first wave of 40-50 White Stars had entered duty. White Stars continued to be built and they were used extensively thereafter. now. ...

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History

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The White Star-class Monitor was designed and built through a collaborative effort between the Minbari religious caste and the Vorlon Empire. With the reorganization and revitalization of the Rangers as a force with which to fight the Shadows, it was imperative that they be provided with a warship that would not be inherently recognized as either Human or Minbari. As such, the ship was designed and built in secret and in large numbers by the Minbari worker caste. These vessels proved devastating during the Shadow War and the subsequent Earth Alliance Civil War. After the dust had settled, they served as a vital part of the Interstellar Alliance's military assets. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Vorlons are a fictional alien race in the Babylon 5 universe. ... Marcus Cole, a Ranger, portrayed by Jason Carter in Babylon 5 A Ranger (Minbari: AnlaShok) is a fictional class of warrior that plays a prominent part of the science fiction television series, Babylon 5. ... The Earth Alliance is the name of a fictional alliance of the countries of Earth in the television series Babylon 5. ...


The original White Star was vaporized as Sheridan crashed it into the largest city on Z'ha'dum while detonating two 500-megaton nuclear warheads.[1] In the fictional Babylon 5 universe, Zhadum was the homeworld of the ancient, mysterious race known as the Shadows. ... A megaton or megatonne is a unit of mass equal to 1,000,000 metric tons, i. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 lifted nuclear fallout some 18 km (60,000 feet) above the epicenter. ...


Design

A White Star resembles a flying bird with outstretched wings. It's equipped with Minbari stealth systems and an advance gravitic drive that manipulates gravity, giving it great speed and maneuverability. The crew has artificial gravity and a holographic viewsystem. While armed with Minbari weapons only, it packs more punch than an Earth Alliance Omega class destroyer. Aves redirects here. ... A Laughing Gull on the beach in Atlantic City, USA. Wing shapes: a swept wing KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, California, refuels a delta wing F/A-22 Raptor. ... Gravity is a force of attraction that acts between bodies that have mass. ... The Omega class destroyer is the primary warship used by the Earth Alliance in the science fiction series Babylon 5 in the late 23rd century. ...

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Since each White Star uses Vorlon bio-mechanic armor and control systems, the ship is actually a living entity that thinks and learns and adapts from experience. After several years of service no two White Stars are the same. The organic armor is very tough and can repair itself. It also adapts to enemy fire to provide better protection against weapons that it already "knows". To boot each White Star is equipped with a Vorlon gravitic-deflection shield system that deflects the explosive energy of a weapons blast away from the ship, leaving only the physical impact of the blast itself. Little energy actually touches the hull; in order to damage or destroy a White Star, an attack or attacks must generate enough power to overwhelm the total defensive output of the shields. Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Articles related to Babylon 5 and Crusade: Spoiler warning: Alphabetically by Subject Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z By Topic Episodes - Characters - Races - Locations Alphabetic Index... This is a list of Babylon 5 episodes. ... The following is a list of people involved in a significant way with the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ... A shield is a protective device, meant to intercept attacks. ...


Like all Minbari warships, the Whitestars also are equipped with a Minbari cloak. This stealth device creates a jamming field that absorbs incoming sensor beams or refracts/deflects the sensor beams away from the transmitter, thus shielding the ship from many forms of targeting sensors and the scanners of almost all the younger races. This is not to say that the stealth device makes the ship truly invisible to the naked eye however, rather invisible to scanners. More advanced sensors can pick up a Minbari ship through the stealth field, but the sensor echo is extremely small.


Legacy

The heavy losses suffered in the conflicts of the Shadow War and subsequent liberation of Earth led to the design of the larger and more powerful Victory class destroyer as an Earth-Minbar joint project taking after Vorlon designs. The first results were two prototypes complete five years after the events of the television series. Image:Excalibur lg1. ...


References

Zhadum is the final episode of the third season of the science fiction television series Babylon 5. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ...

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