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Republic Reliant Troopship

The Reliant-class troopship once served as one of the largest naval vessels
in the Republic Fleet. Only slightly shorter than the famed Victory Star
Destroyer which saw its debute during the Clone Wars, the Reliant troopship
featured many of the same design aspects including a command tower almost
identical to that which would later appear on the Victory. While not wedge-
shaped like the Victory, the Reliant is box-shaped with the bow of the vessel
being rounded off in a similar fashion to that of the older Dreadnaught heavy
cruisers.

Despite its size, the Reliant is very lightly armed with only a trio of double
turbolaser cannons serving as defense. Its main purpose isn't ship-to-ship
combat but the safe and efficient transport of thousands of troops, vehicles
and supplies from place to place.

The Reliant was a fairly uncommon vessel in the Republic Fleet as they were
expensive to both manufacture and maintain. However, those few hundred which
were constructed and deployed across the galaxy proved to be useful. They
were only deployed to major space-to-surface combat scenarios and usually
in large groups. Planetary invasions would require anywhere from a handful
of Reliants to several dozen Reliants, not to mention adequate escorts for
them.

The vessel itself features a series of large hangar bays along the ventral
side with a pair of tractor beam projectors for pulling in disabled or damaged
starships. The bays are fully loaded with four dozen various dropships, shuttles
and landing barges with the ground vehicles stored on the deck above with
powerful lifts to lower then to the hangar deck for quick loading.

One of the most notable operations in which Reliants saw a great deal of action
was the invasion of a small, yet well defended, planet known as Ceti VI during
the height of the Clone Wars. Thinking that the planet's defenses had been
completely decimated via orbital bombardment and pinpoint starfighter strikes
the Reliants were moved into standard orbit, positioning themselves to launch
their full complement of dropships and landing barges to the surface.

Unfortunately for the Republic, Ceti had much in the way of hidden surface-to-
space weaponry and had been waiting for the troopships to get into position
before using them. All but seven of the thirty Reliants were either destroyed
or damaged beyond repair. Thousands upon thousands of Republic troops were killed
and the fleet was forced to withdraw or face even heavier casualties.

However, during the later parts of the Clone Wars after the introduction of the
Victory Star Destroyer, Rendili StarDrives began producing a fleet carrier version
of the Reliant.

Model: Rendili StarDrive's Reliant Troopship
Type: Heavy troopship
Scale: Capital
Length: 878 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: Reliant troopship
Crew: 156, gunners: 8, skeleton: 25/+15
Crew Skill: Astrogation 4D, capital ship gunnery 4D, capital ship
            piloting 4D+2, capital ship shields 4D, sensors 3D+2
Passengers: 12,650 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 10,000 metric tons (fully loaded), 50,000 (unloaded)
Consumables: 2 years
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x12
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 0D
Space: 4
Hull: 5D
Shields: 2D
Sensors:
        Passive: 30/0D
        Scan: 50/1D
        Search: 100/2D
        Focus: 4/3D
Weapons:
3 Double Turbolaser Cannons
        Fire Arc: 1 dorsal turret, 1 right turret, 1 left turret
        Crew: 2
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 3D
        Space Range: 3-15/35/75
        Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
        Damage: 4D
2 Tractor Beam Projectors
        Fire Arc: Ventral
        Crew: 1
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 3D
        Space Range: 1-5/15/30
        Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/60 km
        Damage: 3D

Ground/Air Complement:
        30 medium or heavy repulsortanks
        50 assault speeders or light repulsortanks
        80 speeder bikes or 40 AT-PTs

Starship Complement:
        12 Terra dropship/shuttles
        12 Kappa-class shuttles
        24 landing barges


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