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The EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate was a 300-meter-long warship that was built by Kuat Drive Yards for use by the Axis Navy, to protect convoys from Alliance starfighter actions. It was, however, used more famously by the Allies (notably the Rebel Alliance, later the New Galactic Republic). The Peaceful Love, commanded by Josephine Montilyet, belongs to this type

Characteristics Edit

The standard Nebulon-B frigate was armed with twelve turbolasers, twelve laser cannons, and two tractor beam projectors. It was designed to carry twenty-four TIE series starfighters.

While generally well-armed for a vessel of that size, its midsection connecting spar was a vulnerability. It could be split open by concentrated heavy weapons fire, venting the frigate's atmosphere and killing most of the crew.

History Edit

The EF76 was introduced as a counter-insurgency ship after the Clone Wars. It largely phased out the Class-C frigate. The Nebulon-B was originally designed to defend Imperial convoys against raids by Rebel starfighters, as the Imperial Navy wasn't keen on the idea of relegating its expensive Imperial-class Star Destroyers to escort duty, and the CR90 corvettes were too weak and carried few, if any, TIE Fighters.

The EF76 was used extensively by both sides in the First War. The frigate was known and respected for its efficiency against fighters and bombers, and its anti-fighter assignment in Axis convoys had an immediate impact, causing the Allies to reconsider their hyperspace raids after suffering irreplaceable losses in fighters and pilots. They were also often used to support larger capital ships, such as Imperial-class Star Destroyers and Mon Calamari Star Cruisers.

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