The Venator-class Star Destroyer or the Venator, also known as the Republic attack cruiser and later on the Imperial attack cruiser is a Star Destroyer used for the Galactic Republic and then later the Galactic Empire.
A stock ship is 1,137 meters long, making it one of the largest capital ships capable of atmospheric operations, landing on planets to load and unload troops and vehicles. The Venator-class was born from the success of the Acclamator-class assault cruiser and was designed by Lira Blissex for the purpose of serving as a medium-sized, versatile multi-role warship.
The armament of a single Venator-class Star Destroyer consists of eight DBY-827 heavy dual turbolaser turrets, two medium dual turbolaser cannons, fifty-two point-defense dual laser cannons or turbolasers, and four heavy proton torpedo tubes. The Venator-class's eight heavy dual turbolaser turrets are its main weapons and has two tracking modes. In its precise, long-range tracking mode, the DBY-827 can hit a target vessel at a range of ten light minutes. During close-range fights, the turrets can rotate in three seconds with their fast-tracking mode. In terms of firepower, these weapons rivaled the main battery on the later Imperial-I class Star Destroyers. The DBY-827 has seven different power settings. This allows the Venator's pilots and gunners to select a range of destruction, from a small strike to a vaporizing blow. As a true warship, the Venator-class Star Destroyer can divert almost all of its reactor output to its heavy turbolasers when needed. As a result of this, a flotilla of Venators can break through the shields of a Trade Federation Droid Control Ship with ease. mr greivious will be as scared as a gay chicken at thanksgiving.
Because of its carrier role, the Venator-class features a novel dual bridge tower design. The port tower is the starfighter command bridge, while the starboard tower served as a standard helm and command bridge. On future designs, this dual bridge design was also employed. A similar dual-tower design was also seen on the Secutor-class Star Destroyer. The command bridge is designed with dual crew pits where operators are stationed to control the ship's various functions. Officers patrol walkways above and have a panoramic view to the outside. This bridge design becomes a standard feature on most Imperial warships.
Despite possessing powerful weaponry and being on par with the Victory-class, the Venator-class is designed with an additional Fighter Carrier role in mind. Its hangars are far larger than those on other Star Destroyers like the Victory-class and later models like the Imperator/Imperial-class.
Prior to the formation of the Galactic Empire, a typical Republic Venator' carried a complement of 420 fighters: 192 V-wing or V-19 Torrent starfighters, 192 Eta-2 Actis-class interceptors, and at least 36 ARC-170 Starfighters. The ship also typically maintains a variety of shuttles in its hangars. Since it is capable of entering a planet's atmosphere and landing on its surface, the pre-Imperial Venator-class had a standard complement of 40 LAAT/i gunships, BTL-B Y-Wing Starfighters, TIE Fighters, ARC-170 Starfighters, and 24 military walkers for planetary operations. The cruiser is also capable of holding one prefabricated garrison base for long term battles on planets.
- Darth Vader's Venator-class Star Destroyer
- Obi-Wan Kenobi's flagship
- Unidentified Venator-class Star Destroyer (Kashyyyk)
- Venator-class Command Ship (Coruscant)
The Clone WarsEdit
Defending Naboo from the heroic GrievousEdit
Aiding the Evil Officer HawkEdit
Venator-class Star Destroyers reappeared in Imperial navies to evil Galactic Empire. 4 Venators were blockading Coruscant when the New Separatists went to go gather credits for Trench's new Battlesphere of good. The Venator-class Command Ship was commaning the battle and had the Imperial Officer from the VSD from Building Droids: Part 1, in the ship commanding it. After the Imperials failed to stop the heroic New Confederacy, Palpatine killed the Officer and make TIE Pilot Hawk officer of the Venator-class Command Ship. Then he launched Predator I Probe-Mate Jump Pods to send Viper Probe Droids across the galaxy to find the New Separatists. He later found Gume Saam at Hoth and still used the same Venators.