The Chiss Star Destroyer was the most powerful starship used by the CEDF. Its complement of 48 fighters usually consisted of a mix of Advanced Clawcraft, Nssis-class Clawcraft, Chiss Heavy Fighters, and Chiss Recon Fighters, and also carried compliments of AirStraeker atmospheric assault craft and troop landing craft.
Characterics[edit | edit source]
Dimensions[edit | edit source]
The Chiss Star Destroyer somewhat resembled the 900m Victory-class Star Destroyer design, but its gray hull was slightly longer and slimmer, giving it an aggressive, needle-shaped appearance.
Dome structure[edit | edit source]
One distinct difference from most Star Destroyers was that the type lacked any obvious command superstructure, apparently in an attempt to deny attackers easy and visible targets. The most prominent feature was a large dome amidships, thought by observers to house cloaking equipment, but for the most part the planes of the armoured hull were as blank as an expanse of duracrete, interrupted only by recessed weapons mountings.
Offensive and defensive systems[edit | edit source]
Like most Star Destroyer designs, the Chiss capital ships were powerful, but were also vulnerable to a concerted starfighter assault. Their precise capabilities are unknown, but the ships of the class were outfitted with Chiss versions of the range of equipment found aboard a typical Star Destroyer.
Primary armament consisted of beam weapons, including both light and heavy mountings, and divided between conventional turbolasers and the distinctive Chiss energy/particle megamasers. The ships were outfitted with tractor beams projectors, ray shields, and particle shields, the last of which were capable of stopping a few kamikaze fighters but not an entire swarm on a suicide run.
Complement[edit | edit source]
The launch complex of a Chiss Star Destroyer included capture bays to impound suspicious ships, and hangars supporting squadrons of fighters. Although precise troop complement is unknown, it is likely that they could serve as platforms for the landing craft, AirStraekers and heavy surface equipment which Chiss fleets deployed from orbit during the Swarm War, and they could also enter a planetary atmosphere themselves to operate alongside surface troops.