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Grand Admiral Thrawn
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You known, the guns killing the TF ships in AOTC
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Not a very good picture, but the only one I found:
http://www.jedinet.com/prequels/episode-ii/vehicles.asp
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Yeah, that's about the best pic available for now. It's from the AOTC Visual Dictionary, if you don't already have a copy, pick one up (~$20 USD, or free if you're good at stealing).

The game Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Clone Campaigns has the SPHA-T as an in-game unit, though it's smaller than it should be. Oh well.
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Hey they didn't put the Victory Star Destroyer in there....unless it's the Republic Assault Ship?

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Anonymous wrote:
Hey they didn't put the Victory Star Destroyer in there....unless it's the Republic Assault Ship?

Cyaround,


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The Acclamator is said to be a direct predecessor of the VicStar, who is the direct predecessor of the ImpStar.
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Cpt_Frank wrote:
The Acclamator is said to be a direct predecessor of the VicStar, who is the direct predecessor of the ImpStar.


The Acclamator isn't even the same type of ship as the Victory...the Acclamator is a transport ship, and the Victory is a destroyer.
Besides, they're made by different companies, so the Acclamator can't really be a direct predecessor of the Victory.
The AOTC ICS does say that Rendili has spies at KDY and Rothana Heavy Engineering, so design aspects of the Acclamator (and other KDY ships being designed at the time) probably end up in the Victory, but it is by no means the direct successor to the Acclamator.
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Hmm, I always thought of the Acc more as a multi-purpose assault ship than only as a simple transport.
For being only a transport he features pretty heavy firepower.
Perhaps his main duty is to deliver troops to a planet, but I don't doubt he's capable of doing space combat too.
Yeah, possibly he's not a direct predecessor, but at least distantly related.
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Capable of doing space combat, to be sure, but probably not as a front-line skirmisher. Its weaponry is used to defend itself and its precious cargo and to assist its troops via orbital bombardments. May seem like overkill, but that's why we love Star Wars, eh?

Noteworthy is that the Acclamator's space combat ability was at least sufficient to successfully withstand whatever threats the Confederate forces posed at Geonosis. The Confederacy's primary mission objective was evacuation, which means that they probably didn't act too aggressively. We only see battleships of the type employed in the Naboo blockade, but the AOTC ICS indicates the existance of larger TradeFed ships, though not necessarily their presence at Geonosis. The other factions of the Confederacy seemed to be limited to small transports and freighters in their naval presence. The Naboo-blockade freighter battleships probably have firepower on par with a VSD, judging by their size and converted nature.
The Acclamators at Geonosis, who probably enjoyed superior numbers, were able to hold their own against these Confederate forces, but were not able to affect them such that the area of space seen in Darth Tyrannus' escape (including two evacuating freighter-battleships) was in any kind of intense combat.
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Perhaps we should simply regard them as formidably self-defended planetary assault carriers.
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Sounds reasonable.
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No good pictures? :cry:
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What exactly is the spha-t?
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David wrote:
What exactly is the spha-t?


It's the artillery piece that fires on the Trade Federation Core ships as they take off. It slices right through one and disables the engines, which causes it to fall to the ground and rupture. It's assumed to be the Clone's standard direct-fire artillery.
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okay, thanks
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