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{{Ship
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|name=G'Quan class heavy cruiser
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|status=Active <small>(as of [[2281]])</small> <ref name="sil" />
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|afilliation=[[Narn Regime]]
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|class=
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|length=<!--1,400m / source ? -->
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|mass=
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|crew=200
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|engines=3 Versal Fusion Engines
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|jump=Yes
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|gravity=No
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|weapons=2 Heavy X-Ray Laser Cannons<br />2 Twin Particle Cannons<br />2 [[Energy mines|Energy mine]] launchers
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|defenses=
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|power=
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|auxcraft=Hangar Bay <ref name="itb-m">[[In the Beginning]]</ref>
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}}
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'''G'Quan class heavy cruisers''' were the backbone of the [[Narn Regime]]'s naval forces up until their defeat by the [[Centauri Republic]] in [[2259]]. [[Ma'Kan Industries]] located at [[Wings of G'Lan Orbital facility|Wings of G'Lan]] facility over [[Narn (planet)|Narn]] is responsible for manufactoring this class of vessel.
   
'''Technical specifications'''
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== History ==
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The majority of the G'Quan-class cruisers were destroyed during the [[Narn-Centauri War]], with the greatest losses suffered at the [[Battle of Gorash VII]].
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In an attempt to destroy the main Centauri supply base, [[Warleader]] [[G'Sten]] led an armada made up of the bulk of the Narn fleet in an all-out frontal assault on a planet called [[Gorash VII]]. Unfortunately the planet was guarded by a small fleet of Shadow vessels which intercepted the Narn armada, completely annihilated it and took only slight damage to one of its vessels.<ref>[[The Long, Twilight Struggle]]</ref>
   
Length:1,400m
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Despite this, a few Narn cruisers did manage to survive the war, though most were crippled and left to drift during the Centauri's rush to advance on the [[Narn (planet)|Narn Homeworld]]; they were later salvaged by the resistance, often requiring one ship to be cannibalised to repair another. Only the ''[[G'Tok]]'' was left fully functional, thanks to the intervention of [[Babylon 5]] forces, and it would later play a key role in the war against the [[Shadows]].<ref>[[The Fall of Night]]</ref><ref>[[Walkabout]]</ref>
   
Mass:18.6 million metric tons
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Following the liberation of Narn from Centauri rule in [[2261]], the Narns quickly began to rebuild their fleet, and within a few years many new G'Quan-class cruisers had been placed into service.<ref>[[The Fall of Centauri Prime]]</ref>
   
Crew:250
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==Notable Vessels==
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* ''[[G'Tok]]''
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* Unnamed vessel that went to [[Z'ha'dum]] and was destroyed by the [[Shadows]].<ref name="r">[[Revelations]]</ref>
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* Unnamed vessel that was destroyed at the [[First Battle of Quadrant 14]].<ref name="tcos">[[The Coming of Shadows]]</ref>
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* Unnamed vessel that was destroyed by [[Centauri]] forces.<ref name="aos">[[Acts of Sacrifice]]</ref>
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* Unnamed vessel that attended the decommissioning of [[Babylon 5]] in [[2281]].<ref name="sil">[[Sleeping in Light]]</ref>
   
Troop:800
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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Image:Bridge of G'Quan Class.JPG|The bridge of the cruiser. One of the many variations.
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Image:G'Tok at Sector 83.png|Firing heavy X-Ray laser cannons.
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</gallery>
   
Fighter:12 Frazi fighter craft
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==Notes==
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* In [[The Official Guide to Babylon 5 (CD ROM)|The Official Guide to Babylon 5]] released by Sierra Entertainment was the ship's name was misspelled ''G'Quon''.
   
Power:3 Fusion reactors
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==Behind the Scenes==
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{{Quote|I wanted it to look simple from afar, almost as if you were looking at a fighter, but as you got closer you got the feeling that the ship was immense.|Paul Bryant interview for [http://www.b5scrolls.com/ B5Scrolls]}}
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The G'Quan class was designed by ''Computer Imaging Supervisor'' and [[Foundation Imaging]] Co-founder [[Paul Bryant]]. The design was intended to echo the shape of the [[Frazi class heavy fighter|Narn fighter]] that had already been developed by [[Ron Thornton]] while the striped hull markings were meant to reflect tribal art and war paint.<ref>[http://www.b5scrolls.com/#Screen2_04_1 B5Scrolls]</ref> The G'Quan first appeared in the episode "[[Revelations]]" as a replacement for the more rushed design of [[Narn heavy cruiser|Narn cruiser]] used in the first season and would continue to be used as the primary Narn ship all the way through the rest of B5, into [[Crusade]] and a rebuilt version even appeared in the "[[The Lost Tales]]" DVD movie.
   
Weapon systems:2 Particle lasers, 6 pulse cannons, Energy mines (2 launchers)
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== Appearances ==
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{{Scroll box
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;TV/DVD Movies
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* "[[In the Beginning]]"
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* "[[Voices in the Dark]]"
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;[[Babylon 5: Season Two|The Coming of Shadows]]
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* "[[Revelations]]"
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* "[[The Coming of Shadows]]"
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* "[[Acts of Sacrifice]]"
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* "[[And Now for a Word]]"
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* "[[The Long, Twilight Struggle]]"
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* "[[The Fall of Night]]"
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;[[Babylon 5: Season Three|Point of No Return]]
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* "[[Walkabout]]"
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* "[[Shadow Dancing]]"
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;[[Babylon 5: Season Four|No Surrender, No Retreat]]
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* "[[Between the Darkness and the Light]]"
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* "[[Endgame]]"
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;[[Babylon 5: Season Five|Wheel of Fire]]
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* "[[Movements of Fire and Shadow]]"
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* "[[The Fall of Centauri Prime]]"
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* "[[Sleeping in Light]]"
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;[[Crusade]]
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* "[[Racing the Night]]"
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}}
   
Defense systems:6-8m armored hull, Electromagnetic defenses
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==References==
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<small>{{Reflist|2}}</small>
These were the backbone of the Narn Regimes naval forces up until there defeat by the Centari Republic in 2259, these are superior shps to the Earth Alliance Hyperion class heavy cruiser but inferior to the newer Omega class destroyers. When this vessels was first designed in 2244 there were rumoures that despite its size this vessels was capable of atmospheric manovering whihc ment that the Narn had developed artificial gravity , but Centari spies later confired that this was untrue and th arn were no way near to developing artificial gravity. Many of thes rumures were circulated by the Narv government itself in order to promote the belief that the Narn were more technologically advanced that they really were in order to frighten potential enemies.
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;Other Sources
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* [[The Official Guide to Babylon 5 (CD ROM)]]
   
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Latest revision as of 16:54, June 5, 2019

G'Quan class heavy cruisers were the backbone of the Narn Regime's naval forces up until their defeat by the Centauri Republic in 2259. Ma'Kan Industries located at Wings of G'Lan facility over Narn is responsible for manufactoring this class of vessel.

History Edit

The majority of the G'Quan-class cruisers were destroyed during the Narn-Centauri War, with the greatest losses suffered at the Battle of Gorash VII. In an attempt to destroy the main Centauri supply base, Warleader G'Sten led an armada made up of the bulk of the Narn fleet in an all-out frontal assault on a planet called Gorash VII. Unfortunately the planet was guarded by a small fleet of Shadow vessels which intercepted the Narn armada, completely annihilated it and took only slight damage to one of its vessels.[3]

Despite this, a few Narn cruisers did manage to survive the war, though most were crippled and left to drift during the Centauri's rush to advance on the Narn Homeworld; they were later salvaged by the resistance, often requiring one ship to be cannibalised to repair another. Only the G'Tok was left fully functional, thanks to the intervention of Babylon 5 forces, and it would later play a key role in the war against the Shadows.[4][5]

Following the liberation of Narn from Centauri rule in 2261, the Narns quickly began to rebuild their fleet, and within a few years many new G'Quan-class cruisers had been placed into service.[6]

Notable VesselsEdit

Gallery Edit

NotesEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

"I wanted it to look simple from afar, almost as if you were looking at a fighter, but as you got closer you got the feeling that the ship was immense."
– Paul Bryant interview for B5Scrolls

The G'Quan class was designed by Computer Imaging Supervisor and Foundation Imaging Co-founder Paul Bryant. The design was intended to echo the shape of the Narn fighter that had already been developed by Ron Thornton while the striped hull markings were meant to reflect tribal art and war paint.[10] The G'Quan first appeared in the episode "Revelations" as a replacement for the more rushed design of Narn cruiser used in the first season and would continue to be used as the primary Narn ship all the way through the rest of B5, into Crusade and a rebuilt version even appeared in the "The Lost Tales" DVD movie.

Appearances Edit

ReferencesEdit

Other Sources
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