The MC80 was originally intended to be a large passenger liner intent on exploring the galaxy and used for tourism throughout various systems. However, when Mon Calamari joined the war effort on the Rebel Alliance's side, their shipyards became less for tourism and more for battle. The MC80a was the first conversion of the large capital ships to be used for active military duty. Installed were 45 turbolaser, 20 ion batteries and 6 tractor beams. The MC80 already came with a highly advanced sensor package, able to scout out almost an entire system. It also boasts a reinforced hull and improved shielding. The capital ship also has a docking bay and hangar bays to support fighters, freighters and ground vehicles.