Star Destroyers could be mid-sized capitol ships, or large heavily armed warships. They were mainly used by the Republic and the Empire.

Early Designs


Acclimator Assault Ship.

The Acclamator assault ship was the early design that led to Star Destroyers. The Clone Wars really kicked the Galaxy's economy into high gear, and the war machine started. These starships could carry a ton of troops and vehicles and drop them right in the middle of a battle.

Venator Class Star Destroyer.

The Venator class was the first ship called a Star Destroyer, and began service during the Clone Wars. These were still in use for many years after the Clone Wars ended, but were not as popular after a couple decades as the newer designs.

The Empire


Imperial Class Star Destroyer.

The most common Star Destroyer, the Imperial class, was big and intimidating. Tons of guns and starfighters, along with more troops than you could count. Simply design, looks like it's gonna stab you. And if it does, it will definitely hurt. It was so big, it could reverse birth a blockade runner which is fascinating. Still, they got bigger. Keep reading. You'll see.

Super Star Destroyer

Executor and escorts

Vader's flagship, the Executor, with escort Destroyers.

Darth Vader was given the biggest Star Destroyer, the Executor, as his personal flagship. He used this ship to lead a small squadron and hunt down the Rebels, specifically Luke Skywalker. Vader initially requested that a couple of nifty racing stripes be added to the ship just to break up the blah gray thing the Imperial Navy had going on. The maintenance crew told Vader that by the time they finished painting the racing stripe at fore of the ship, it would be time to start repainting the stripe at the aft of the ship. Vader relented while committing zero force chokings. It was an early sign of the good in him.

In case you can't appreciate the size of this damned thing, here's a little more anecdotal evidence. There was a 50,000 watt AM radio station broadcasting at the aft of the ship. The troops at the fore could not get good reception. Vader had 14 state rooms in the massive ship. Each one was a four hour walk apart. If you picked a banana in the hull of the ship, it would be brown by the time your rode the elevator to the bridge. The empire had to install a miniaturized warp drive to expeditiously route time sensitive inter-ship mail. Are these big ship jokes doing anything for you?

Hard To Kill?

Ackbar star destroyer

Ackbar waving bye bye.

Star Destroyers were huge, and intimidating, but were they so difficult to take out? Arvel Crynyd took out the Executor after the shield generators were disabled. This was of course a horrible design flaw that no one apparently noticed. Isn't it a good idea to have the shield generators protecting within the shields? Stupid! Arvel was able to crash directly into the bridge and bring the immense ship down, stabbing into the Death Star and making an immense fireball in space! This is extremely impressive since there's no oxygen in space.
Marek Star Destroyer

Marek singlehandedly destroying a Star Destroyer by pulling on it with a Force power of such magnitude that only the EU could make it possible.

Galen Marek also brought down a Star Destroyer single handedly by using the Force!
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Owen Lars points to some EU things that are retarded.

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