#3 ARC – 170
The predecessor to the ship that inspired its design (yeah figure that one out). This was the ship the Republic used that would go on to inspire the design the Rebels used in the form of the T-65. IT’s kind of like the Empire designed their own destruction. The ARC-170 was a formidable heavy weapons platform. It had two major cannons under each wing that could damage capital ships, torpedo launchers and a rear gunner. Add an R2 unit, three man crew, a hyperdrive and shields and it is an impressive looking ship. It also had the Republic’s trademark fascination with S-foils for heat venting. The cost would be its inevitable downfall, but I don’t think we ever saw its true powers.