Specs: Omega-class [Babylon 5]

Basics

  • Role: Heavy Cruiser [1]
  • Origin: Earth Alliance
  • Status: in service as of 2281 [2]
  • Primary User: Earth Force
  • Number Built: ±300 [3]

Physical Characteristics

  • L x W x H: 1,714.3 m x 447.7 m x 486.2 m
  • Crew: >547 [4]

Standard Defences

  • Heavy Particle Cannon x 6 [5]
  • Particle-Pulse Cannon x 12 [6]
  • Heavy Mine Launcher x 2 [7]
  • Missile Tube x 72 [8]

Performance

  • FTL via hyperspace jump engines

Embarked Craft

  • Thunderbolt-class aerospace fightercraft
  • Starfury-class fightercraft
  • Shuttlecraft

Known Named Ships

  • Acheron,
  • Apollo,
  • Agamemnon,
  • Agrippa †,
  • Cadmus,
  • Cerberus †,
  • Charon,
  • Churchill †,
  • Damocles,
  • Delphi,
  • Excalibur,
  • Furies,
  • Heracles,
  • Heraclion,
  • Hermes,
  • Hydra,
  • Juno,
  • Medusa,
  • Nemesis,
  • Nimrod,
  • Orion † (abandoned),
  • Olympic,
  • Persephone †,
  • Pollux †,
  • Pournelle,
  • Roanoke †,
  • Talos,
  • Theseus,
  • Vesta,
  • Zeus.

Production Background

  • The Omega-class was designed by Paul Bryant. [9]

Footnotes

  1. While it’s classified a “destroyer” in the show, the Omega-class was more like a heavy cruiser in service: independently patrolling an area of space under the command of a senior line officer.
  2. Sleeping in Light.
  3. Estimate based on the numbers seen in “Severed Dreams,” “Endgame,” A Call to Arms, and reported in “War Zone.”
  4. “Intersections in Real Time.”
  5. Each of the Omega‘s heavy cannons can fire both beams and pulses.
  6. While it has been established that the secondary cannons of the Shadow-enhanced Omega X-class cruisers could fire sustained beams, the stock Omega‘s secondary cannons fired only pulses.
  7. Never established on screen, but it was designed as such.
  8. Ditto.
  9. B5 Scrolls.
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