|CR90 "Corellian" Corvette|
32.6 meters (with com antenna)
11 Girodyne Ter58 Ion Turbine Engines
Mason-Branger 7085 Reactor
2 Pax Hustana Variable Array Sensor Units
Corellian Chain Management NavCom Unit
1 Ventral Starfighter-Scale Landing Bay
30-165 (varies on configuration)
3,000 Metric Tons Max (varies on configuration)
As Early as 52 BBY
The CR90 Corvette, better known as the Corellian Corvette, is possibly the most versatile light warship in existence. Able to be modified to fit almost any mission profile, there is no end to the variation noticeable from ship to ship. Corellian Corvettes are commonly used as escorts, cargo transports, diplomatic couriers, and even frontline warships.
This diversity makes the CR90 a very popular pick among most navies. Enhancing the ship's desirability is its affordable cost and its above average speed. Smugglers and rebels have often taken advantage of the CR90's speed to run Imperial blockades, giving rise to the ship's nickname, "Blockade Runner."
Quite unfortunately, the ship's design introduces a fatal weakness. Due to the placement of the weapons turrets and the size of the ship's engine block there is a blind spot directly aft. An experienced fighter pilot can put his craft in that blind spot, and disable or destroy a corvette with ease.
Common modifications to the CR90 include adding a hyperdrive backup, reducing crew sizes, boosting the engines, changing the armament layout, or even making room to carry a squadron of fighters.