Wookieepedia

Calling all Star Wars collectors! Fandom and Displate have teamed up to offer an awesome LIMITED EDITION metal print of STAR WARS Visions Lord Vader™. Head over to Displate and get it NOW, while it’s exclusively available to the Fandom community for 24 hours!

READ MORE

Wookieepedia
Advertisement
Wookieepedia
Click here for Wookieepedia's article on the Canon version of this subject.  This article covers the Legends version of this subject. 
TPMCGYoda.jpg

Master Qui-Gon, more to say, have you?

It is requested that this article, or a section of this article, be expanded.

See the request on the listing or on this article's talk page. Once the improvements have been completed, you may remove this notice and the page's listing.

The Pelta-class frigate was a highly modular capital ship used by Galactic Republic personnel as both a medical frigate and cargo frigate during the Clone Wars.

Characteristics[]

Cargo frigate TB-73 on the surface of Geonosis

The medical variant of the Pelta-class frigate was painted with the characteristic red markings of the Republic Navy. In appearance, the class bore similarities in design to CEC's CR90 corvettes and DP20 frigates, and had a command tower similar to Consular-class cruisers. Medical frigates of this type were equipped with at least 4 escape pods.[2]

In order to maneuver more smoothly through space, the frigate was capable of opening up a set of wings to expose smaller auxiliary engines.[2] The wings were usually folded up to minimize the ship's profile. The interiors could easily be switched out to conform to different mission assignments in a matter of hours.[1]

The frigates had heavy armor, as well 2 light turbolaser batteries, 3 point-defense laser cannon batteries and 3 tractor beam batteries to defend themselves with.[1][5] The cargo variant sported gray hull plating, contained a large interior for transporting supplies and, unlike the medical frigate, was armed.[3] An example of this frigate was TB-73.

History[]

Pelta-class frigate attacked by Hyena-class bombers.

The Pelta-class was often used in conjunction with MedStar-class frigates, leading to them often being called "medical frigates" despite the modular design.[1]

Republic medical frigates in the vicinity of Naboo were often directed to the Kaliida Shoals Medical Center, which could support tens of thousands of patients. They became easy targets during the Malevolences numerous strikes.[2]

Some Pelta-class frigates were still used by the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War.[7]

Appearances[]

Sources[]

Notes and references[]

Advertisement