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Hapan Battle Dragon
 
 
 
Name/Model# : Hapan Battle Dragon
Designer/Manufacturer : Olanjii/Charubah (NOTE: Most likely joint venture between both companies)
Combat Designation : Heavy Assault Warship
Scale : Capital
Length : 500 Metres in Diameter
Skill : Capital ship piloting: Hapan Battle Dragon
Crew Skill : Astrogation 5D, capital ship gunnery 5D+2, capital starship piloting: Hapan Battle Dragon 6D, capital ship shields 6D+2, communications 5D+2 and sensors 4D+2
Crew : 1,419  Crew 1,200 + Gunners 219
Skeleton Crew : 700 (+10 DIFFICULTY)
Cost of Vessel : Not available for sale
Nav Computer : Yes
Sublight Speed : 4 Space Units
Hyperdrive Rating : Class 2
Hyperdrive Backup : Class 14
Atmospheric Speed : Cannot Enter Atmosphere
Manoeuvrability : 1D
Cargo Capacity : 6,000 Metric Tons
Consumables : 1 Year
Weapons :

40 Hapan Turbolaser Batteries (Mounted on Rotational Saucer)
Crew: 3 Gunners per battery
Fire Control: 1D+2
Fire Rate: 1/3
Space Range: 3-15/35/75 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: Not listed
Damage: 7D
NOTE: Hapan turbolasers take 3 times more time to recharge vs. Imperial turbolasers, hence lower fire rate.

40 Turreted Ion Cannons (Mounted on Rotational Saucer) [See Note]
Crew: 2 Gunners per cannon
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1-10/25/50 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: 2-20/50/100 km
Damage: 3D

10 Proton Torpedo Tubes
No stats given
2 Turreted Triple Ion Cannons (1 Dorsally-Mounted, 1 Ventrally-Mounted)
Crew: 2 Gunners per cannon
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 2-20/50/80 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: Not listed
Damage: 3D+2

1 Turreted Tractor Beam Projector
Crew: 3 Gunners
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 1-5/15/30 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: Not listed
Damage: 6D

4 Pulse Mass Generator Tubes (1 Forward, 1 Left, 1 Right, 1 Aft) [4 mines each]
Crew: 3 Gunners per tube
Fire Control: 5D
Space Range: 1-5/75/150 Space Units
Mine Effect Diameter: 30 Space Units
Duration: 10 - 15 Minutes
Damage: Blocks hyperspace travel

Sensors : Passive : 50 Space Units/0D
Scan : 100 Space Units/3D
Search : 200 Space Units/4D
Focus : 6 Space Units/4D+2
Shields/Hull Rating : Shields 3D. Hull 7D+2
Starfighter Squadrons :
3 Miy'til Fighter Squadrons
OR
3 Squadrons (Mix includes X-Wings and Miy'til Fighters)
Troop Capacity : 500 Troops
Support Craft : 4 Hapan Gunboats
4 Personnel Shuttles
6 Drop Ships
Note : EGVV: 40 turbolasers and 40 ion cannons are mounted on both saucers. EGVV diagram points that blisters flanking the design are the mines and some unrecognisable feature is the tube. CTD incorrectly states 190 gunners (gunnery crews add up to 219) and does not mention proton torpedo tubes (as TCOPL, EGVV and SWE does). TCOPL states pulse mass mines duration. TCOPL***Pg 123, 134 suggest that Hapan Nav Computer tech not as advanced - Skywalker managed to shave 10 days off travel time; took 7 days to get to Dathomir from Coruscant; arrived slightly after Millennium Falcon did. SOTG incorrectly states total crew 12,190 and omits proton torpedo tubes and tractor beam projector from weapons load out. SOTG states armed with heavy ion cannons.

 

    The Hapan Battle Dragon is an unforgettable stretched double-saucer design that has been serving the Hapan Consortium since at least before the Battle of Yavin. Befitting the wealthy, isolationist, and militarily powerful Hapan Consortium is this warship. In the Hapan zealousness to guard their borders from intrusion, these ships were known to operate just outside their territory in order to achieve that goal. Effectively, these ships form the backbone of the Hapan fleet. No less than 63 ships are known to exist, one for each planet in the Hapes Cluster. Four years after the Battle of Endor, the Galaxy at large was given the spectacle of a large gathering of these vessels over the skies of Coruscant during Prince Isolder's attempt to woo Princess Leia for her hand in marriage.

    Mounted on the rotating rims of the double-saucers are the Battle Dragon's 40 turbolasers and 40 ion cannons; which gives this warship a 360-degree arc of fire. This system was conceived to overcome the weakness of Hapan turbolaser technology, which recharge three times slower than comparable Imperial models. After being fired, the turbolaser is rapidly rotated out and a ready gun takes its place; meanwhile the discharged weapon takes its time recharging. Although this system permits the Battle Dragon to fire on par with Imperial warships, the Hapans consider their system superior in achieving high rates of fire against selected targets. Hapan weapons however, suffer from low accuracy.

    In keeping with their arcane firing methods and their weapons' limited firing range, each Battle Dragon is equipped with only four targeting computers. Banks of the ship's weapons are linked to each computer. Thus, no more than four vessels can be fired upon simultaneously. Against a single target this arrangement delivers pinpoint accuracy, however, accuracy declines as more targets are added. According to Hapan military thought, this system is not a weakness, but rather a strength as it allows fire to be concentrated upon those limited number of targets, and thus can be quickly annihilated. In the event that groups of ships must be engaged, a Battle Dragon must release a sheet of fire from all weapons at a single vector and pray that significant hits will be achieved. Such expenditures of energy are visibly noticeable to the crew, as interior lighting darkens and emergency lights activate. The primary reason for this lays in the fact that these vessels are plagued with power shortage problems that are brought about by their insufficient power generators.

    Another consequence of their employed system, is that the Hapans are compelled to commit a large number of Battle Dragons from their already enormous pool to ensure victorious engagements. During these engagements, all ships normally concentrate their fire on no more than four vessels. Stealing the secrets of the Interdictor's gravity well projector technology, Hapan scientists devised the pulse mass generator tube, which fires mines that work on a similar principle to the gravity well projector. The mines visually appear to be large silver orbs. When deployed, no one, including the Hapans is able to escape from the battle zone by jumping into hyperspace.

    Hanger bays can be found in both the dorsal and ventral saucers. The bridge is located in the centre on top of the dorsal saucer and is surrounded by the triple ion cannon. Meanwhile, directly below on the ventral saucer is the sensor antennas, which are surrounded by the other triple ion cannon. Saucer rotation struts are found near the outer perimeter of both saucers, joining them together. These struts are located only at the ship's flanks.

 
   
Sources: CTD***Pg Cover, 42, 43 / EGVV***Pg 60-62 / SOTG***Pg 95 / SWE+Hapan Battle Dragon***Pg 124 / TCOPL***Pg 1, 2, 3 (timeline placement), 123, 134, 135, 136, 359 / WotC+Jedi Counseling 55
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