Bantha formation was a single-file starfighter formation, referring to the single-file line that the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine would force the beasts to travel in so that the Banthas' footprints would not divulge the number of the traveling party. While evading Neebrays in the Kaliida Nebula during the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker ordered Shadow Squadron to employ the formation, and the tactic was also used in the Battle of Hoth by Luke Skywalker.
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