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PostSubject: Sentinel-class landing craft   Tue Oct 16 2012, 20:05

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Production information
Manufacturer
Sienar Fleet Systems
Cygnus Spaceworks

Model
Sentinel-class landing craft

Class
Landing craft

Cost
240,000

Technical specifications
Length
38 meters

Maximum acceleration
2,400 G

MGLT
70 MGLT

Maximum speed (atmosphere)
1,000 km/h

Engine unit(s)
Cygnus HD7 engine array

Hyperdrive rating
Class 1.0
Backup Class 10

Shielding
2 forward and 2 aft shield generators (120 SBD)

Navigation system
Navigation computer equipped

Armament
Retractable laser cannons (8)
Concussion missile launchers (2)
- 4 missiles each (standard load)
Retractable ion cannon turret (1)
Retractable repeating blaster cannon turrets (2)

Complement
Standard configuration:
54 stormtroopers
12 E-web heavy repeating blasters
6 74-Z speeder bikes

Alternate configuration:
36 74-Z speeder bikes
Or 12 Compact Assault Vehicles
Or TIE Maulers
Or SPMA-Ts

Crew
Pilot (1)
Co-pilot/sensor officer (1)
Gunners (3)

Passengers
up to 75 troops

Cargo capacity
180 metric tons (total capacity for passengers or cargo)

Consumables
1 month

Other systems
High-power communication array

Affiliation
Galactic Empire
Rebellion
New Republic
Galactic Federation of Free Alliances
Jedi Coalition
Mercenary groups


The Sentinel-class landing craft, also known as the Sentinel-class shuttle, was a transport used primarily by the Galactic Empire to carry troops, small vehicles, and supplies.

With its folding wing configuration and matching cockpit module, the Sentinel-class landing craft was based on the Lambda-class shuttle, both shuttles having seen design origins in the Theta-class shuttle. However, unlike its predecessor and its counterpart, the landing craft's exterior was encased in armor plating 25% heavier than the armor of a Lambda-class. The landing craft was also equipped with four deflector shield projectors. Despite its large size and heavy weight, the Sentinel-class was fast and agile due to its Cygnus HD7 engine array.

The Sentinel relied on a crew consisting of a pilot, a co-pilot/sensor officer, as well as three gunners. The vehicle's sensor suite, which was located in the cockpit, allowed navigation in nearly all conditions and featured infrared imaging, motion detectors, and life-form indicators. The vessel's computer also featured an automatic mapping function and a rudimentary autopilot that could pilot the vessel towards an Imperial garrison, starship, or homing beacon during emergencies, and included powerful communication arrays which enabled contact with all Imperial starships and garrisons within a given system.

In its standard configuration, a Sentinel-class could carry 54 stormtroopers (approximately six squads), 12 E-web heavy repeating blasters, and 6 74-Z speeder bikes. When its seats were removed and it was converted to carrying supplies, it could transport 36 74-Z speeder bikes, or 12 compact assault vehicles such as AT-STs or AT-PTs. Its total cargo capacity was 180 metric tons.

Sentinels could also carry TIE Maulers and SPMA-Ts into battle, and were the carriers for a Field Commander and his escorts. For insertion into a planet, a Sentinel carried a Class 1.0 hyperdrive Sentinels were also used to deploy Marine landing forces onto enemy starships.

The landing craft's weapons load consisted of 8 laser cannons, 2 concussion missile launchers, 1 retractable ion cannon, and 2 rotating repeating blasters. Three gunners were responsible for manning these weapons, which were all linked to the shuttle's precise targeting computers. Since the Sentinel-class was heavily armed, it also served as a combat support vehicle.

Sentinel-class landing craft were deployed from Imperial Airbases.
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