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"A time will come, decades from now, when the ships of the Mon Calamari are at the forefront of a great rebellion. And then, again, decades after that. Your people's vessels will be a symbol of freedom and defiance across the galaxy. And it all started here, Your Majesty. With you."
Ferren Barr, to King Lee-Char during the occupation of Mon Cala[src]

The MC80 Star Cruisers,[13] more commonly known as Mon Calamari star cruisers, were capital ships used by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. These immense vessels were a startling contrast to the dagger-shaped Imperial-class Star Destroyers, which were favored by the Imperial Fleet. Whereas the Imperial warship resembled a pointed dagger in shape, a Mon Calamari cruiser lacked hard angles and was covered with ovoid forms suggesting an organic sculpture. There were pods attached all around the ship, containing turbolasers, sensor arrays and viewing port, the latter fulfilling the ships' original intended role as an exploration and observation vessel. Each cruiser was of a unique design.[1] Despite their smooth lines, these vessels were heavily armed with dozens of turbolasers, ion cannons, tractor beam projectors and shield generators.[14] The MC80A Home One Type Heavy Star Cruiser was a variant of the MC80 star cruiser.[15]

HistoryEdit

Early RebellionEdit

The MC80 star cruiser line was an important part of the Galactic Civil War, being the backbone of the Alliance fleet. The first known use of the ship was in the year 18 BBY during the Occupation of Mon Cala. There, a group of MC80A and MC75 star cruisers lead by admiral Raddus and commander Gial Ackbar broke free of the Imperial blockade and escaped into the galaxy.[16]

Alliance to Restore the RepublicEdit

During the formation of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the MC80A cruiser Home One was present and joined the Alliance fleet.[17]

After the execution of king Lee-Char is broadcast across Mon Cala, where he is killed by stormtroopers, the crew of the Mon Cala Mercantile Fleet begins to rebel. With the help of the Alliance, the fleet escaped the Imperial blockade and retreats with the Alliance.[8] The fleet, consisting of 12 Liberty types and 2 MC80A cruisers, along with other Mon Cala cruisers like the MC75 star cruiser, arrived at the Mako-Ta Space Docks to be retrofitted to become full-fledged war ships.[18] However, this ended up being a trap and Death Squadron arrives to destroy the fleet. The rebels are able to escape, but only after most of their ships are destroyed.[19]

Several of these warships participated in the decisive Battle of Endor. There, ships such as the Liberty and Home One helped defeat the empire and destroy the second Death Star.[9]

New Republic serviceEdit

Shortly after the battle of Endor, the alliance transforms into the New Republic, with the MC80 line continued being used within the New Republic fleet, participating in battles across the galaxy on planets such as Fondor,[5] Naboo,[20] Kuat,[21] and Kashyyyk.[22] before finally reaching the end.

Battle of JakkuEdit

Many MC80 star cruisers, including both the MC80A and Liberty type, participated in the battle of Jakku. There, forces lead by Ackbar on the Home One defeated the empire, winning the Galactic Civil War.

Resistance serviceEdit

Eventually, Home One was retired from service and was recruited by the Resistance.[11]

In 35 ABY,[23] MC80 Star Cruisers were part of a fleet assembled by Lando Calrissian to assist the Resistance during the battle against the Final Order over the planet Exegol.[12]

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Alliance to Restore the Republic starship classes
Space stations
Harbor-class · Mk IX Orbital Maintenance Depot
Cruisers & Battleships
Dreadnought-class · Lucrehulk-class · Marsheem-class · MC40A Light Cruiser · MC75 Star Cruiser (MC75 Armored Cruiser · MC75 Ordnance Cruiser) · MC80 Star Cruiser (MC80A Home One Type · MC80 Liberty Type) · Neutron Star-class · Unidentified Mon Calamari cruiser · Unidentified Mon Calamari cruiser 1 · Unidentified Mon Calamari cruiser 2 · Unidentified Mon Calamari cruiser 3
Frigates
Assault Frigate Mark II · DP20 Frigate · EF76 Nebulon-B · MC30C Frigate · Pelta-class (Pelta-class Assault Ship · Pelta-class Command Cruiser) · Quasar Fire-class
Corvettes
Alderaanian diplomatic cruiser (CR70 corvette · CR90 corvette) · Free Virgillia-class · Sphyrna-class (Hammerhead Scout · Hammerhead Torpedo)
Freighters
Lucrehulk-class LH-3210 · VCX-100 light freighter · YT-1300 light freighter · YT-2400 light freighter · YV-929 light freighter
Transports & Shuttles
CSS-1 Corellian Star Shuttle · GR-75 medium transport (GR-75 Combat Retrofit) · HWK-290 freighter · Jadthu-class · Kom'rk-class · Lambda-class · Sheathipede-class · Taylander shuttle · Unidentified Rebel Alliance shuttle · Y-45 armored transport hauler
Gunships
Braha'tok-class · UT-60D U-wing starfighter/support craft · X4 Gunship
Starfighters
A/SF-01 B-wing starfighter · Aggressive ReConnaissance-170 starfighter · Alpha-class Xg-1 Star Wing · BTL Y-wing starfighter (BTL-A4 Y-wing assault starfighter/bomber · BTL-B Y-wing fighter-bomber · BTL-S3 Y-wing Starfighter) · Delta-7 Aethersprite-class · Fang-class · H-60 Tempest bomber · IE-440 Nighthawk · N-1 starfighter · A-wing starfighter (R-22 Spearhead · RZ-1 A-wing interceptor · RZ-1T trainer) · T-47 airspeeder · X-wing starfighter (Patrol X-wing · T-65B X-wing starfighter (Exterior Variant /1 · Exterior Variant /2) · T-65C-A2 X-wing starfighter) · VCX-series auxiliary starfighter · Z-95 Headhunter
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