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Revenge-class Heavy Carrier

Craft: Kuat Drive Yards' Revenge-class Heavy Carrier
Type: Heavy Carrier
Length: 4,000 Meters
80 Heavy Turbolaser Batteries
80 Heavy Turbolaser Cannons
40 Ion Cannons
20 Tractor Beam Projectors
Crew: 91,888, 570 Gunners
Top Speed: Unknown
Troop Capacity: 19,400
Cargo Capacity:
5 TIE Fighter Wings
2 TIE Interceptor Wings
2 TIE Bomber Wings
1 TIE Reconnaissance Fighter Wing
25 AT-AT Walkers
40 AT-ST Walkers
Various Shuttles and Landers
2 Prefabricated Garrison Bases
112,000 Metric Tons
Passengers: 19,400

Over twice the size of an Imperial-class Star Destroyer and half the size of the
Super-class Star Destroyers, the Revenge-class Heavy Carrier was a mobile weapons
platform designed to project Imperial power and to enforce peace by restoring Imperial
order. Heavy carrier battlegroups gave the Empire the ability to deploy anywhere on short
notice and to bring the virtually limitless power of the Empire to bear on an unruly
quadrant (i.e., an area composed of 4 adjacent sectors). Over 100,000 Imperial military
personnel were carried within its hull, protected by the best technology that the Empire
could provide.

The 220 weapons emplacements scattered around its hull were an impressive
display of Imperial firepower, but its best asset was the complement of 10 squadrons of
TIE fighters that docked in its massive bays. The usual composition was made up of 5
TIE fighter wings, 2 TIE Interceptor wings, 2 TIE bomber wings, and 1 entire wing
devoted to TIE reconnaissance fighters. The unique double-superstructure design of the
Revenge-class had an important role in its designation as a heavy carrier. The lower
superstructure housed additional sensor and communications arrays which monitored and
controlled the fighter assets of the battlegroup. Other vehicles (such as shuttles and
landers) on the carrier brought the total number of vessels to just under 200.

State of the art weapons systems were instrumental in initiating the peace process,
but Imperial ground forces were essential in keeping areas under the Emperor's hand. The
Heavy Carrier housed 2 full divisions of stormtroopers and other ground troops, 25 AT-AT
and 40 AT-ST walkers and other assorted ground assault vehicles. Combined with
the divisions of the 3 attached Imperial-class Destroyers, a Heavy Carrier battlegroup
could bring a reinforced Corps to bear. It also carried two prefabricated garrison bases.

Social unrest and criminal enterprise undermined Imperial order. The Heavy
Carrier concept allowed a battlegroup to project enough Imperial might to quickly subdue
a Rebel uprising. The optimum situation allowed for the carrier to be the command ship
for a squadron comprising itself, 3 Imperial-class ships, and various support craft. In
practice, the Heavy Carriers were occasionally sent out with 3-4 Victory-class ships, thus
bringing the troop capacity of the battlegroup down to a normal, or even a light, corps.

At the time of the Battle of Endor, there were only 3 heavy carriers in service—the
Revenge, Relentless, and Recriminator. The first two were destroyed in battle; the
Recriminator was captured by New Republic forces and rechristened the Redeemer. The
Regulator was not yet complete, but was rushed into service when the Republic attacked
the Van Sluis shipyards. It also was captured; after being refitted and completed, it
entered New Republic service as the Reconstructor. The Relegator's hull had been laid at
the N'zoth shipyards and was never completed after the Yevethans rose up against their
Imperial masters.

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