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The BC-714 luxury transport was a space transport designed by the Techno Union for the InterGalactic Banking Clan. As the BC-714 was one of the fastest starships in the galaxy, the Banking Clan used it as a transport vessel for Muun species executives to systems that they had business dealings with. It had a luxurious interior, so that passengers often despised less comfortable vessels. San Hill, the IGBC's chairman, used a BC-714 luxury transport when he flew to the planet Geonosis in 22 BBY. At some point during the Clone Wars, a convoy led by Grievous' flagship, the Subjugator-class heavy cruiser Malevolence, contained a pair of BC-714's.
The BC-714 luxury transport was one of the fastest and most comfortable transport vessels in the galaxy. Smooth, lean, and rocket-shaped, the 55.2 meters long BC-714 was designed with aerodynamic flight in mind. The transport contained Twin-Ion engines, which provided enormous thrust both in atmosphere and out. The thrusters made it able to reach an atmospheric speed of 1,800 km/h. The ship was also equipped with an advanced hyperdrive which had a rating of one, as well as a backup with a rating of six. The ship was equipped with a navigation computer. Two variations of the ship existed, one which was equipped with twin engines, and one with four, though the difference in configuration did not effect performance. Both variations of the ship were identical in all other respects.
A pleasure yacht at heart, the BC-714 offered many amenities for the wealthy, such as luxurious staterooms for passengers, a twenty seat holotheater, and dining rooms that rivaled the finest restaurants on Muunilinst. Seventeen crew members were needed to fly the ship on a normal flight, as it provided quarters for thirty passengers. Although unarmed it made up its lack of firepower in sheer speed and heavy shields, which made it ideal for the Muun species executives who used the ship as a status symbol. It had a cargo capacity of up to eighty metric tons and could carry consumables for up to 6 months, thought there was not enough space to take any complement vessels. A new BC-714 luxury transport was priced at 1,700,000, while a used one featured a value of 980,000. The ship's availability was restricted to members of the InterGalactic Banking Clan.
The BC-714 luxury transport was designed and produced by the Techno Union on behalf of the InterGalactic Banking Clan. The transport was used as a luxury vessel for the Muun executives of the Banking Clan and gathered much prestige. It was so comfortable, that most of the passengers despised other, less luxurious vessels after traveling on it. In 22 BBY, San Hill, the IGBC's chairman, flew to the planet Geonosis in a BC-714 to incorporate the InterGalactic Banking Clans battle droids into Count Dooku's separatist movement, the Confederacy of Independent Systems.. During the Clone Wars, a pair of these ships served in a separatist convoy led by General Grievous' Subjugator-class flagship, the Malevolence.
Behind the scenesEdit
The BC-714 luxury transport was developed for George Lucas' 2002 film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, as a starship for the InterGalactic Banking Clan. The retro-designed starships were not seen clearly in the finished movie. While the starship was not identified in the 2002 film, its name was first mentioned in the 2009 WotC roleplaying game supplement book The Clone Wars Campaign Guide. On its card in the Attack of the Clones edition of the Star Wars Trading Card Game there are four ion thrusters instead of the twin-ion engine mentioned in the The Clone Wars Campaign Guide.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars Trading Card Game – Attack of the Clones (Card: InterGalactic Banking Clan Ship)
- The Art of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide (First identified as BC-714 luxury transport)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
- ↑ 2.0 2.1
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars Trading Card Game – Attack of the Clones (Card: InterGalactic Banking Clan Ship)
- ↑ The Essential Reader's Companion
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones