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Dagger-class starfighter
Production information
Manufacturer

Republic Sienar Systems

Model

Dagger-class starfighter[1]

Class

Starfighter[2]

Cost

35,000 credits (8,000 used)[1]

Technical specifications
Length

14.8 meters

Maximum
atmospheric speed

1,000 km/h[1]

Hyperdrive rating

Class 2[3]

Shielding

None[1]

Navigation system

Navicomputer[1], stores 3 sets of coordinates[3]

Armament

Laser cannons (3)[1]

Crew

Pilot (1)[1]

Passengers

None[1]

Cargo capacity

55 kg[1]

Consumables

1 week[1]

Usage
Availability

Restricted[1]

Role(s)

Space superiority fighter

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[4]

Affiliation

The Dagger-class starfighter was a fighter craft designed by Republic Sienar Systems in the last century of the Republic and produced in large numbers around the time of the Battle of Naboo.

CharacteristicsEdit

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A head-on view of a Dagger.

The Dagger starfighter had a triple wing design. The wings were pointed, almost knife-like in appearance, and in flight the whole craft would rotate around the cockpit, while the cockpit maintained the same position. The Dagger was armed with three laser cannons which were located on the hull, next to where the wings connected.

The fighter was small, fast, maneuverable, had powerful weaponry, and was relatively cheap and easy to obtain. However, it lacked a life support system, or Inertial Dampeners, this dramatically increased the risk of the pilot suffering the effect of extreme G-Forces when quickly accelerating or turning. As such a Pilot had to rely on his own skill (and in no small part the quality of his space suit) in order to survive a battle.[1]

HistoryEdit

The fighters were produced by the thousands over the decades prior to the Clone Wars. The majority were purchased by planetary defense forces, while the rest seemingly found their way into the hands of mercenary organizations.[source?] Daggers were also used in an assault on a Naboo freighter convoy above Naboo.[4] In 32 BBY,[5] Rhys Dallows and Vana Sage were forced to contend with these craft during their attempts to protect Naboo; the Trade Federation had recruited a mercenary organization whose jobs involved such things as an attempted kidnapping of Queen Amidala. Daggers made up the first three waves of the mercenary assault force in the assassination attempt.[4]

With the advent of the Clone Wars, numerous Daggers were also found in the planetary fleets of Separatist worlds. The production of the fighter stopped with the rise of the Galactic Empire and Palpatine's disbanding of Republic Sienar. The successor company Sienar Fleet Systems borrowed a number of elements of the Dagger in their initial design of the TIE Series. The design was later used for the V38 assault fighter and the TIE Phantom.

Behind the scenesEdit

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Game concept art.

Dagger starfighters first appeared in the 2001 video game Star Wars: Starfighter. They later appeared in the game's 2002 sequel, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter in the bonus missions.

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