The Miranda-class fleet carrier was a Fleet carrier put into usage by the Galactic Alliance in the waning days of the Vuuzhan Vong War.
The carriers had a Class 2 hyperdrive and could carry 1,386 troops and enough consumables for 4 months. However, weapons had to be sacrificed to make room for extra fighters. Miranda-class fleet carriers were only armed with a secondary armament of 14 turbolaser cannons, 20 laser cannons, 8 ion cannons, and 4 tractor beam projectors.
While they boasted thick hulls, their shields were noticeably weaker. Although they were equipped with a formidable anti-starfighter weapon system, the carriers were usually protected by other ships and starfighters. They were not designed to enter the heart of a battle, but to deploy and coordinate smaller ships.
The main power of a Miranda-class ship consisted of two wings of starfighters. One wing was a short-range assault wing composed of K-wing bombers and Defender starfighters for close support. The third wing was a long-range superiority wing composed of hyperdrive-equipped fighters such as E-wings, A-wings, Dartwings, B-wings and X-wings.
The Miranda-class fleet carrier was put in to service at the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War to easily deploy starfighters into battle.
Besides being a base ship for starfighters, the Miranda-class was also a command vessel. Task force commanders and fleet flag officers often used these carriers as their flagships.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Miranda-class fleet carrier is based on of a strange ship that appeared on the Japanese cover to The Final Prophecy.