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The GR-75 medium transport was a transport used by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War.[7] They were used since the early rebellion where one of them got destroyed on a supply mission[8] and two more got destroyed in the Battle of Atollon.[9] At least ten served at the Battle of Scarif.[10] Thirty of them served as an escape craft to evacuate the rebels from an assault on Hoth where only thirteen got away, and at least sixteen[source?] also participated in the decisive Battle of Endor.[11] The transport had a small bridge near the rear and had deflector shields.[8]

By the time of the cold war, several GR-75 medium transports were in the service of Jinata Security, which were modified with additional laser cannons.[5]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The GR-75 transport first appeared in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Ultimate Star Wars, published on April 28, 2015, identifies it as the GR-75 transport, but the official Databank entry lists it as a "GR-75 medium transport."

During production of The Empire Strikes Back, they were nicknamed "tuna ships," and the model had a slight pink cast.[12] Despite being transports, they were included in the battle scenes of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi because more ships were needed, but no in-universe explanation of their presence has been given.[13]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ultimate Star Wars
  2. Armada Star Wars: Armada – Rebel Transports Expansion Pack
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Star Wars: The Rebel Files
  4. Star Wars Battlefront
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars Battlefront II
  6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
  7. Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  8. 8.0 8.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Antilles Extraction"
  9. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Zero Hour"
  10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  11. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  12. TwitterLogo @pablohidalgo (Pablo Hidalgo) on Twitter. "Since people seem interested. These were called "tuna ships" in production, and the actual model has a bit of a pink cast to it." (screenshot)
  13. TwitterLogo @pablohidalgo (Pablo Hidalgo) on Twitter. "The only "real" answer is because the ESB model existed and ROTJ needed ships. Anything in-universe hasn't been said." (screenshot)