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Why are they still calling them Star Destroyers?

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The Imperial class is the only one besides the Tector have that class name. The rest are not the same for example the Victory (900 meters) is really a heavy cruiser if you go by the Anaxes War College, nor is the Gladiator (500 meters), that a cruiser class

 

 

(Yes I got this from the Wiki....I don't own any of the material.....blah blah blah)

 

Thoughts?

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MC 80 are classed as "Star Cruisers"

 

destroyer are a type of vessle of war just like a sloop of war or bird of pray

 

venator is a star destroyer made to counter massive swarm of droid fighters aka a fleet carrier

victory was made to fly in strike/raid fleets aka a cruiser

ISD was made to for captial ship to capital ship combat aka a battleship

in star wars battlecrusers are lager than battleship contra RL

battleship is a star cruiser that are in the gray area think german ww2 pocket battleship

 

Since the rating system was no longer a reliable indicator of a ship's combat power, it was abolished together with it the classifications of sloops, corvettes, and frigates. Instead a classification based on the intended role of the ship became common, such as cruiser and battleship

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Well, I seem to remember from a yesteryear edition of the Star Wars Role Playing Game that the designation "Star Destroyer" referred to a series of related designs rather than an actual classification of warship.  

 

The great thing about Star Wars though is there is always a relatively intelligent writer out there capable of explaining away something from the movies or other publications which would make you scratch your head if you thought about it for a second or two.

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The term doesnt come from a Destroyer in the naval term, but Star Destroyer that is a ship able to attack a star system, coz it have hypedrive, big guns, troops.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Destroyer/Legends

"The term originated with the idea of a warship powerful enough to destroy entire star systems, and did not necessarily indicate a destroyer type vessel"
 

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