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The GR-75 medium transport was a transport used by the Rebel Alliance and its predecessors during the Galactic Civil War.[3] At least three were used by the rebellion,[6] and a number served at the Battle of Scarif.[7] They served as an escape craft to evacuate the rebels from an assault on Hoth[3], and also participated in the decisive Battle of Endor.[8] The transport had a small bridge near the rear and had deflector shields.[6]

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 in April 28, 2015 identifies it as the GR-75 transport, however the official Databank entry lists it as a "GR-75 medium transport."

During production of Empire Strikes Back, they were nicknamed "tuna ships" in production, and the actual model had a slight pink cast to it.[11] Despite being transports, they were included in the battle scenes of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi only because more ships were needed, but no in-universe explanation of their presence has been given.[12]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ultimate Star Wars
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Star Wars: The Rebel Files – Deluxe Edition
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars Battlefront
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars Battlefront II
  6. 6.0 6.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Antilles Extraction"
  7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  8. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  10. Topps logo Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: Toryn Farr - Communications Officer)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)

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