Broadside-class Cruiser

The Broadside-class shared a common keel design with the Gladiator-class Star Destroyer.[7] Designed for long-range engagements, ships of this class had light armor and unimpressive acceleration and maneuverability. They were armed with missile launchers and two turbolasers.[2]

Early models were armed with expensive diamond boron missiles that could be used to deadly effect against formations of tightly-packed ships. The range of the missiles made them very useful in long-range attacks.[2] These weapons were replaced by more economical concussion missiles in later models, though some of the cruisers still kept their lethal armament.[1]