Sephran Posted July 18, 2005 Share Posted July 18, 2005 Something I picked out of this topichttp://www.answers.com/topic/star-destroyer Sensor globesThe geodesic domes located on and around the bridge superstructure of Star Destroyers and related ships serve dual purposes. Inside the globes are hyperwave tranceiver coils for supralight active sensors while vanes jutting out of the dome serve as shield projectors for the surrounding area (the dome on the port side helps protect the bridge). These domes are not vulnerable to external attack so long as the shield remains intact, but concentrated bombardmentâ€”such as that ordered by Admiral Ackbar during the Battle of Endorâ€”can knock out this protective field. The sensors and shield projectors thus become vulnerable to attack, as demonstrated by Rebel starfighter pilots. There are many such geodesic domes scattered around larger ships like the Executor, probably to ensure that there are no blind spots for her sensors and to provide a good distribution of shield projector coverage. Concentrated fire on a single area would thus not deprive the ship of all her shield-generating ability. When the Executor's sensor globe exploded during the Battle of Endor, a crewman said that the shields were down. Many people attributed this to the dome being destroyed, but the causal relationship is the other way aroundâ€”the fighters were only able to destroy the dome because the shields were already down. So, would it mean, that once the shields are down...the sensor/shield domes are able to be destroyed, preventing from them coming back up again? Would that be able to see it's lights in Warlords? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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