The Munifex-class light cruiser, colloquially known as the Class 1000 cruiser, was a light cruiser design from Kuat Drive Yards, used by the Trade Defense Force and the Galactic Empire.

History[edit | edit source]

The Munifex-class was originally used by the Trade Defense Force and gained its nickname from the number of ships initially ordered.[2]

Around 214 BBY, a group of transport businesses in the Rseik Sector decided to join the Trade Federation. They were burdened by pirates, and the Defense Force sent a flotilla including a Captor-class heavy munitions cruiser and two Munifex-class cruisers to stop the pirates.[3]

Relatively heavily-armed for its size, but not boasting the fastest hyperdrive, it was not as prominent in the Galactic Civil War as ships like the Carrack-class cruiser and the Star Galleon-class frigate, and may have been found primarily in relatively low-priority sectors.[1]

For instance, in the remote Minos Cluster, the Class 1000 cruiser Intrepid served as the guard ship for the asteroid prison in the Gesaril system.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Munifex was first named in the Essential Guide to Warfare. The name Munifex is again an homage to Star Wars use of Latin and Roman naming conventions. The word Munifex was a Roman militia made of non specialized low priority tasks. Given this ship is a cheap low priority vessel, the name fits.

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

Kuat capital ship classes
Corona-classTon-Falk-classStar Seeder-classStarwind-class
Active-classAuxilia-classArdent-classCorona-classEF76 Nebulon-B
Imperial II-classLancer-classLupus-classMedStar-class
Munifex-classNebulon-B2 · Pelta-classStar Galleon-classSurveyor-class
Acclamator-classAcclamator II-classArquitens-class
Star Destroyers
Gladiator-classImperial I-classImperial II-class
Pellaeon-classSecutor-classStorm FleetTector-class
Venator-classVictory I-classVictory II-class
Praetor-classPraetor II-classProcurator-classAllegiance-class
Arc HammerBellator-classEclipse-classExecutor-class
Mandator-classMandator II-classMandator III-class
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