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Revision as of 23:29, 27 September 2018

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Nightfall
Production information
Manufacturer:

Kuat Drive Yards

Model:

Imperial II-class Star Destroyer

Class:

Star Destroyer

Technical specifications
Length:

1,600 Meters

Engine unit(s):
  • KDY Destroyer-I ion engines
  • Cygnus Spaceworks Gemon-4 ion engines
Hyperdrive rating:

Equipped

Power plant:

Solar ionization reactor

Shielding:

Deflective Shield Generator Dome

Armament:
  • Taim & Bak XX-9 heavy turbolaser batteries 60
  • Borstel NK-7 ion cannons 60
  • Dual heavy Turbolaser turrets 6
  • Dual heavy ion cannon turrets 2
  • Quad heavy turbolasers 2
  • Triple medium turbolasers 3
  • Medium turbolasers 2
  • Phylon 07 tractor beam projectors 10
Complement:
  • TIE/ln space superiority starfighters 72
  • Lambda-class T-4a shuttles 8
  • AT-AT walkers 20
  • AT-ST or AT-DP walkers 30
  • Imperial Troop Transports 15
Crew:
  • Officers 9,325
  • Enlisted 27,850
  • Stormtroopers 9,700
Usage
Role(s):

Orbital Bombardment

Affiliation:

Iron Throne

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Nightfall is the primary asset of 2nd Task Force and premiere force projection platform of the unit. She was once the first and only of the custom built Brotherhood-class Star Battlecruiser class and formed the core of the Nightfall Strike Group. However, an extensive retrofit modernized her and standardized her load-out to better facilitate logistical support and maintenance cycles.

Vessel Info

Construction

In 25 ABY the keel for Nightfall was laid at the Kuat Drive Yards facility at Xa Fel in the Kanchen Sector. Primary construction was completed two years later and the vessel was surreptitiously transferred to Roche where Verpine engineers installed several advanced warship systems enhancing target acquisition and countermeasures.

History

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Nightfall orbiting Antei.
During the Ninth Great Jedi War, Nightfall was crucial in supporting combat operations in the reclamation of Antei for the Dark Brotherhood. Together with Lord Sarin's Dark Council, Nightfall's officers handled C2 functions for the entire theater of war at Antei. Concurrently, her formidable compliment of attack craft conducted thousands of successful sorties as well as providing logistical support and CSAR operations across the planet's surface.

Nightfall was heavily damaged during the war when Omancor Crask directed a strike against the ship using unconventional guided meteoroids. Admiral Joss Malin successfully defended the ship and her crew though he died in the action. Grand Master Sarin appointed then Captain Ganrea Beeliz to Admiral giving her command of Nightfall and all Brotherhood naval forces.

Commanders

  • Admiral Joss Malin, 27 ABY - 30 ABY
  • Admiral Ganrea Beeliz, 30 ABY - 35 ABY
  • Current Commander TBD

Role

Nightfall served as the mobile operations center of the Iron Throne and Dark Council following the Battle of Antei. As part of Task Force 61, under Joint Task Force Rancor, she was also tasked as the Armed Forces of the Iron Throne's primary planetary assault element. Nightfall supported I Legion, 13th Starborne Division of the Army of the Iron Throne.

Currently, Nightfall serves as the main asset of the 2nd Task Force. In this role, the vessel serves as the quick reaction force for the Arx System. In the event of enemy incursions the venerable craft is always on a war-footing with a full compliment of personnel and surge capacity to handle any exigency.

Action

Vessel Complement

Dependent upon her role, Nightfall's air and ground compliment varied greatly. When configured for planetary assault the vessel was laden with two full wings of starfighters in order to protect both the ship in orbit and descending transports as landings were effected. Originally Nightfall was rarely at full strength for crew or embarked air and ground forces given its massive size and the Brotherhood's relatively small military, but more recently the expansion of the Navy has lead to few crew shortfalls.

  • Atmospheric Assault Lander Flight
  • Imperial Dropship Transport Flight
  • Steel Squadron (TIE/SA Bomber Squadron)
  • Slate Squadron (TIE/SA Bomber Squadron)
  • Indigo Squadron (TIE/FO Starfighter Squadron)
  • Azure Squadron (TIE/FO Starfighter Squadron)
  • Celeste Squadron (TIE/FO Starfighter Squadron)
  • Cobalt Squadron (TIE/FO Starfighter Squadron)