Long range missile assault cruiser
Kuat Drive Yards
The Broadside-class cruiser was produced in the early days of the Galactic Civil War by Kuat Drive Yards. It was designed for the Imperial Navy for use as a long-range missile ship. Most models of the Broadside were lightly armored and ran with a small crew. Early models carried a payload of expensive diamond boron missiles; their high-yield area effect detonations proved useful against tightly packed ship formations. Later models were fitted with more economical concussion missiles.
KDY engineers decided that exceptional speed and maneuverability were unnecessary for this ship; as a result the Broadside is almost never encountered without an escort of some kind.