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ARC-170 starfighter

Heavily Armed Clone Fighter

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Description

Protecting the skies over Republic worlds were specialized clone fighter forces flying the latest in starfighter technology. The ARC-170 fighter was a bulky, aggressive ship covered with weapons. Three clone trooper pilots operated this advanced combat craft, with a pilot handling the flight maneuvers, a copilot operating the laser cannons mounted on the ship's wide wings, and a tailgunner operating the dorsal rear-facing cannon. The fighter also carried an astromech droid for onboard repairs.

Stats

Height
(flight configuration) 12.71 meters long; 19.85 meter wingspan; 3.81 meters tall
Type
Starfighter
Weapon
Two medium laser cannons, two aft laser cannons, proton torpedo launchers
Affiliation
Galactic Republic

Relationships

Coruscant

Coruscant

During the Battle of Coruscant, Squad Seven, led by Clone Commander Odd Ball, provided cover to the Jedi starfighters piloted by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. It was Odd Ball's duty, and that of his squad, to keep the droid starfighter forces off the tails of the Jedi so that they could complete their mission of rescuing the captive Chancellor Palpatine. Squad Seven suffered many casualties.

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Plo Koon

Plo Koon

ARC-170s were stationed all over the Republic during the Clone Wars, including the aerial campaigns over Cato Neimoidia led by Jedi Master Plo Koon.

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clone Z-95 starfighter

clone Z-95 starfighter

Slimmer and more maneuverable than the heavy-duty ARC-170 fighter, the Z-95 was similar enough in control to its brawnier cousin that many clone troopers cross-trained in both craft types.

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Y-wing starfighter

Y-wing fighter

For specific bomber missions, clone pilots used the workhorse Y-wing starfighter, a tough armored vessel capable of reliably deploying ordnance beyond the protective walls of enemy anti-aircraft fire.

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