Homebrew Reference Book: Clone Wars Saga Edition Fan Sourcebook

Skyfire-Class Heavy Assault Cruiser

Developed in the early stages of the Clone Wars by Kuat Drive Yards, the Skyfire-Class Heavy Assault Cruiser was a dangerous weapons platform. The ship was designed to take out fortified enemy structures and capital-scale targets, but also found a niche as ground support against dense formations of Battle Droids. The cruiser uses a single rail gun similar in concept to a Wookiee Bowcaster to deal devastating amounts of damage with its emerald energy-encased explosive rounds to targets. The extreme power requirements for the weapon and shields means a reduced amount of power was available for engines, and as such the cruiser was abnormally sluggish for its size. Its slow speed is exacerbated even more by the mass of its heavy hull plating. The excessive cost combined with the absence of a Hyperdrive, the painfully slow fire rate of the weapon and its obvious weakness versus fighter screens prohibited the craft from seeing widespread use. It was wholly replaced by the NTB-630 Naval Bomber, PTB-625 Planetary Bomber, and later by the ARC-170 Starfighter.

Capabilities Edit

The advanced heavy rail gun system on the Skyfire-Class Heavy Assault Cruiser was among one of the most deadly armaments in use by the Republic during the Clone Wars. The rounds are energized by the ship’s power generator and polarizers on the tips of its wings magnetically accelerate the energized bolt out of the cannon where it explodes upon contact. The blast radius is so massive that a single shot is capable of destroying several small craft in a tight formation upon a successful hit with one. Because the capacitors need time to build up energy for each round, the weapon can only be fired once every three rounds.

Skyfire-Class Heavy Assault Cruiser Statistics (CL 12) Edit

Colossal Space Transport

Initiative: -4; Senses: Perception +6

Defense Edit

Reflex Defense: 14 (Flat-Footed 14), Fortitude Defense: 30; +14 Armor, Vehicular Combat

Hit Points: 200; Damage Reduction: 20; Shield Rating: 60; Damage Threshold: 80

Offense Edit

Speed: Fly 6 Squares (Character Scale), Fly 2 Squares (Starship Scale); (Maximum Velocity 400 km/h)

Ranged: Advanced Heavy Rail Gun +5* (See Below)

Fighting Space: 12x12 Squares (Character Scale), 1 Square (Starship Scale); Total Cover

Base Attack Bonus: +2; Grapple: +42

*Apply a -20 penalty on attacks against targets smaller than Colossal size.

Abilities Edit

Strength: 50, Dexterity: 10, Constitution: -, Intelligence: 16

Skills: Initiative -4, Mechanics +6, Perception +6, Pilot -4, Use Computer +9

Ship Statistics Edit

Crew: 2 (Skilled Crew Quality); Passengers: None

Cargo: None; Consumables: 1 Week; Carried Craft: None

Payload: 100 Rail Rounds

Availability: Military; Cost 1,200,000 (700,000 used)

Emplacement Points: 0

Weapon Systems Edit

Advanced Heavy Rail Gun (Copilot) Edit

Attack Bonus: +5 (-15 against targets smaller than Colossal), Damage: 9d10x5 (Penetration 10), 2-Square Burst

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