Warships of the Empire: Dimensional Data

This is an appendix page intended to collect raw measurements and detailed data of a miscellaneous nature concerning warships of the Galactic Empire

From the Movies

star destroyer

ISD1 side/ventral view

Original star destroyer model from From STAR WARS to Indiana Jones: The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives. Distant lateral view, rotated about prime axis by a mildly acute angle clockwise.

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ISD1 ventral view

Original star destroyer model from STAR WARS Chronicles. Direct ventral view, with prime axis slightly tilted away from camera. Camera range much greater than model size.

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Executor + 2 destroyers

From the Literature

STAR WARS Galaxy Magazine #8

The cover, and card art for STAR WARS Galaxy Magazine #8 features stunning art depicting a fleet of Imperial warships and Black Sun vessels under the malevolent direction of Emperor Palpatine. Several of the ships are detailed enough to be measured. The key feature is the bridge tower, which on all these ships appears to be identical to the standard KDY bridge tower. The dimensions of the hull, ventral bulb, brim trench and terraces of each of the vessels can be measured in relation to this yardstick.

The ships of the upper left corner of the painting are especially easy to measure with confidence. They are all positioned at ranges great enough so that perspective differences do not affect the projected proportions of the vessels' features. They also face the camera point-of-view directly, which provides clear measurement of the lateral and vertical dimensions, but little or no information about length and longitudinal structure.

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[ship #0]

This vessel is simply a star hauler as shown in Dark Empire, Dark Empire II and as described in Dark Empire Sourcebook. This is a valuable front view though.

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[ship #4]

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[ship #5]

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