Escort Flight was a squadron of Rogue-class starfighters in the service of the Navy of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars that operated as an elite escort squadron for General Grievous' starfighter, Soulless One.



An insignia on one of Escort Flight's starfighters from the 13th Strike Wing

Escort Flight was a squadron composed of the best IG-100 MagnaGuard-piloted Rogue-class dogfighting units from at least two squadrons—one of which was the 13th Strike Wing.[1][2] Adapted from the Utapauan Porax-38 starfighter by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars and manufactured by Baktoid Armor Workshop,[3] the starfighters of Escort Flight were modified with enhanced tactical and weapons systems. Despite the reassignment, the fighter craft retained the markings of their parent squadrons.[1][2]


During the Clone Wars, Escort Flight was used by Separatist General Grievous' as his personal elite escort squadron for his starfighter, Soulless One, against the Grand Army of the Republic.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Clone Wars expansion of Star Wars PocketModel TCG featured two Rogue-class starfighter miniatures, one identified as a 13th Strike Wing Porax-38 and the other being one of two units identified as Escort Flight. Both of Hasbro's Magnaguard Fighter toys—the Titanium miniature and 3-1/4" action vehicle—featured identical markings and color schemes as was used on the Star Wars PocketModel TCG miniatures, identifying them as belonging to the squadrons identified in the PocketModel game.[2][1][4]

In the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series episode "Holocron Heist," the starfighter greatly resembling a Porax-38 was identified as a "Rogue-class starfighter." Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Incredible Vehicles, published in 2011, then retconned all further appearances of the Porax-38 by identifying the Rogue-class as an entirely different model adapted from the Porax-38 by the CIS.[3]


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