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Mon Calamari Shipyards MC85 Command Cruiser
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Published: October 5, 2017
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Two years prior to the climactic Battle of Endor, the Republic Navy knew that it was in dire straits with the Dominion’s fielding of the Absolute-class star dreadnaughts and the Imperator-II star destroyers, two classes perfectly capable of matching its newly-constructed star defender designs, to outright dominating its older-serving Victory, Venator, and existing Mon Calamari vessels. With the Mon Cala, Rendili, and Corellian shipyards operating at maximum capacity, the Republic could not afford to divert so many slips to constructing star dreadnaughts of their own. Instead, they decided to build a smaller, yet fully-capable command ship that could operate as the centerpiece of its fleets, and coordinate strategic and tactical efforts with other command ships. Thus, the MC85 was born.

Constructed to incorporate crews of various species, the MC85 boasts the latest of command and control suites, with easily-modified crew consoles that can accommodate each bridge station member’s personal control preferences. It can also operate as both a heavily-armed battleship and dedicated starfighter projection platform, armed with numerous anti-capital ship weapon emplacements, along with several hangars that can store, maintain, and field twelve squadrons of starfighters. The MC85’s strong hull and heavy shielding (supplemented by the renowned Mon Calamari back-up shield generators) ensures that it can sustain a substantial amount of weapons fire from enemy vessels while dishing out its own punishment.

The MC85 line serves admirably in the Battle of Endor, where the command ships Home One, Defiance, and Independence all resist the combined forces of two Death Stars and Executor Tarkin’s personal Terror Fleet, which concludes in a bloody, yet decisive victory for the Republic. The MC85 continues to operate well into the establishment of the Great Galactic Republic and the return of Supreme Commander Thrawn and his Empire of the Hand


Artwork by Adam Kopala adamkop.deviantart.com

Craft: Mon Calamari Shipyards MC85 Command Cruiser
Type: Star Cruiser
Scale: Capital
Length: 3,600 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: MC85
Crew: 18,928, gunners: 1,094, skeleton: 2,744/+10
Crew Skill: Astrogation 3D+2, capital ship gunnery 4D+2, capital ship piloting 5D, capital ship shields 5D, sensors 4D, starship gunnery 4D
Passengers: 1,484 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 8,925 metric tons
Consumables: 4 years
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1
Hyperdrive Backup: x10
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 2D
Space: 6
Hull: 9D
Shields: 6D*
* Mon Calamari Star Cruisers have 6D of back-up shields. When a die of shield is lost, if the shield operators can make an Easy capital ship shields total, one of the back-up die codes of shields can be brought up to increase the shield back to 3D.
Sensors:
Passive: 60/2D
Scan: 90/3D
Search: 160/3D+2
Focus: 6/4D
Weapons:
60 Heavy Turbolaser Batteries
Fire Arc: 30 front, 15 left, 15 right
Crew: 4 (30, 15)
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
Damage: 7D
120 Turbolaser Batteries
Fire Arc: 30 front, 30 left, 30 right, 30 rear
Crew: 3 (30)
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
Damage: 5D
100 Point-Defense Laser Turrets
Fire Arc: 25 front, 25 left, 25 right, 25 rear
Crew: 1 (25)
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 2-12/24/48
Atmosphere Range: 3-24/48/96 km
Damage: 4D+2
80 Ion Cannons
Fire Arc: 40 front, 10 left, 10 right, 20 rear
Crew: 2 (10, 30), 3 (40)
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 1-10/25/50
Atmosphere Range: 2-20/50/100 km
Damage: 4D ionization
40 Proton Torpedo Tubes
Fire Arc: 40 front
Crew: 3 (40)
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 2-12/30/60
Atmosphere Range:4-24/60/120 km
Damage: 9D
20 Tractor Beam Projectors
Fire Arc: 8 front, 3 left, 3 right, 6 rear
Crew: 4 (8, 6), 3 (3)
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D+2
Space Range: 1-5/15/30
Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/60 km
Damage: 4D
Starfighter Compliment: 12 squadrons (144 starfighters)

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Comments (26)
Spino2Earth's avatar
Beautiful ship :)
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Arctic-Wolf-Jedi's avatar
Give this thing a name and send it to Disney lol who knows it (might) have a cameo appearance in Episode IX!
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Shoguneagle's avatar
Doubt it. Everything I've read about the lead-in to this movie suggests that the New Republic was pretty much wiped out, along with its fleet. 
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Arctic-Wolf-Jedi's avatar
That wasn't the New Republic capital that was the Hosnian system just a part of the New Republic
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Shoguneagle's avatar
The Force Awakens visual guide elaborates on this, mainly that the bulk of the Starfleet had orbited the New Republic capital. It can even be seen getting vaporized along with the planet in the movie. The Last Jedi visual guide also mentions the atomization of the fleet and the collapse of government. 
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gothold's avatar
Love the design of these cruisers!
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Sbypjy111497's avatar
I feel like this ship is larger than the radius in the last Jedi, maybe this could be an mc90
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bjlu0900's avatar
I like how the surface of ships like these stand in stark contrast to Star Destroyers. Star destroyers have a blocky/jagged shape in my mind, like blocks are stacked on top of each other, whereas at least Mon Calamari vessels (and maybe there are others besides them?) have a very smooth surface. My compliments on the details of all your ships and those of your colleagues/collaborators or what they are called. Keep up the good work!
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LoneStranger|Hobbyist Writer
Just found this one and I love the fact you're using D6 stats more than the ship itself.
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boomerbaptist's avatar
Definitively better then the sorry excuse for a MC line ship that appeared in TLJ. Beautiful design. 
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Shoguneagle's avatar
I thought the Raddus looked neat in its own right. But boy did they nerf the hell of it! For a vessel over 3 km long, it only had a little over three dozen weapons emplacements, according to TLJ Cross-Sections book. Makes no sense... unless the New Republic wanted to be destroyed.
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boomerbaptist's avatar
The Ship looked cool, sure. But it sure as heck was no improvement over the ROTJ MC80 lines. Not even close. I guess it falls in line with the demilitarization of the republic (which is moronic in its own right), but it doesn't make any sense to me to depower your capital ships as well. with ships like this, I don't understand why the FO needed starkiller base, the ships they had would have been more than sufficient.
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Shoguneagle's avatar
That's what I assumed as well, that the whole demilitarization act nerfed the New Republic completely, and the Raddus was a consequence. Like I mentioned prior, the supplemental material contradicts what we see in Episodes VII and VIII, so unless IX reveals the remnants of the Starfleet, it really won't make sense.
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Psyden's avatar
The Resistance's ship in Last Jedi is called the MC 85 and is about the same size of this (less than 200m shorter), but seems woefully under gunner, not just compared to this, but even the MC 80s, which is strange, given how insanely overpowered the Resurgent's weapons loadout is.

Maybe they should can the digbats who are doing the ship designs for the new movies and hire you, instead. Maybe then we'd get some decent variety.
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Shoguneagle's avatar
Yeah, I read its specifications from TLJ Cross-Sections book. It's little wonder the New Republic was destroyed; none of their ships have any adequate firepower. 

Someone should've hired Adam a long time ago. He could create all of the ships of a new trilogy by himself.
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Unkownbrony52's avatar
Beautiful designs for these ships. Great job.
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Midway2009|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always love the designs of Mon Calamari ships. :boogie:
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yamohov's avatar
из игры что ли?
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Shoguneagle's avatar
Battlefront? No, this is an original design for an alternate Star Wars timeline.
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cobeoe's avatar
i dub this the galaxy sword
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heavenly777protector's avatar
Holy shit! Quite the upgrade on ye old Home One!
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DeadCobra's avatar
It is wonderful
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Mermanwatch's avatar
This ship looks great I love to command this ship in a video game or use it in a story.
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