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"Break off the supply mission to Ord Mantell, we need to fall back!"
Anakin Skywalker[src]

The Ambush over Ord Mantell took place during the Clone Wars above the Galactic Republic supply storage planet of Ord Mantell when Anakin Skywalker's fleet was ambushed attempting to resupply his fleet.[1]

The battleEdit

When Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker's fleet arrived in orbit over the weapons storage facility on Ord Mantell, several Munificent-class frigates and a Lucrehulk-class Droid Control Ship were laying in wait right outside the hyperspace route. The Separatist fleet opened fire almost immediately destroying one of the Venator-class Star Destroyers. Led by Skywalker the fleet was forced to break off their supply mission and fall back. Skywalker engaged the Separatist forces in his Delta-7B Aethersprite-class light interceptor along with squadrons of V-19 Torrent starfighters to hold off the onslaught while the fleet could plot a hyperspace route in the navigation computer.

With the Republic cruisers in disarray the Separatist fleet pressed their attack, launching C-9979 landing craft filled with B1 and B2 battle droids to land on the Republic cruisers to take them over. However most of the droid landing craft were intercepted and destroyed by the V-19 Torrent pilots and were unable to reach the nearby cruisers. The droids that did manage to land on the ships were quickly dispatched by clone troopers who were stationed to defend the hull. With the threat of the battle droids infiltrating the cruisers quelled the V-19 Torrent starfighters attention was turned to the frigate's turbo lasers and the Vulture droids and Hyena-class bombers bombarding the Republic cruisers, weakening their shields. Soon after an escape hyperspace route was plotted into the navigation computer and the Republic fighters where recalled to their cruisers.

With the Republic fleet finally out of harms way, Anakin Skywalker commended his clones bravery and skill. He then reported to command that the Separatists were laying in wait over Ord Mantell.[1]

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