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Super Star Destroyer

Darth Vader's Star Destroyer

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Description

The Super Star Destroyer is one of the largest, most powerful Imperial vessels ever created. A smooth hull presents an arrowhead shaped profile when viewed from above. Resting in the center of this hull is an "island" of habitable volume. Weapons emplacements bristle on the layered city-like surface. The trapezoidal command tower stands near the aft end of this island, capped with two geodesic communication and deflection domes. The underside is a busy network of engineering and superstructure. Thirteen colossal engine thrusters glow blood red as they push the immense craft through space.

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Appearances
  1. Episode V
  2. Episode VI
Height
19,000 meters long
Type
Command ship
Weapon
Over 5,000 turbolasers and ion cannons.
Affiliation
Galactic Empire

Relationships

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Though there are several command ships, the most distinguished of these Star Destroyers is Lord Vader's flagship, the Executor. This vessel led the Imperial Death Squadron after the Battle of Yavin. It also served as the command ship at the Battle of Endor.

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Endor

Endor

At the Battle of Endor, the Executor's commanding officer, Admiral Piett, was tasked with preventing Alliance warships from escaping the battle. He did not expect the unorthodox Alliance strategy of engaging the Imperial Fleet at point-blank range.

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A-wing fighter

A-wing fighter

The Executor was a prime target for repeated barrages from Alliance vessels. Eventually, the Rebel ships were able to penetrate its powerful bridge shields. A wayward A-wing starfighter, crippled and out of control, spun directly into the Executor's bridge.

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Death Star

Death
Star

Its control systems destroyed, the Executor was embraced by the second Death Star's gravity well, and the two collided in a colossal explosion that destroyed the flagship.

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Imperial Star Destroyer

Imperial Star Destroyer

The Super Star Destroyer follows the same basic dagger-shaped design of the Imperial-class Star Destroyers, but magnified to much larger scale. As the flagship of the Imperial Death Squadron, the Executor was supported by five smaller Star Destroyers.

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