Class 3 (backup class 12)
Well-armored, these vessels were notoriously difficult to board, much to the consternation of many a space pirate. They were equipped with twin engines at the rear and a belly-mounted sensor array. The ships were purposely designed to protect ships from pirates, and came equipped with multiple laser cannons, quad laser cannons, and a single proton torpedo launcher. To satisfy regulations that these ships could not be used by pirates, the ship had slow sublight speed making it useless for raids. Though the ship was used by many organizations, including Hutts and a number of crime lords, it was never used in a direct act of piracy.
The Krayt's Honor was a well-known Gozanti Cruiser noted for its use by freelancers protecting various merchants who were otherwise harassed by the Trade Federation. Years prior to the advent of the Clone Wars, it could be seen in the space port of Mos Espa on Tatooine.
During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems militarized Gozanti cruisers and used them as support ships. These vessels were painted in Separatist colors. Several ships served in the fleet of the super tactical droid Aut-O. The Black Sun criminal syndicate modified Gozantis and used them as frigates. After the takeover of Mandalore by the Shadow Collective, both Separatist and Black Sun Gozantis were seen using the city of Sundari as a stopover point.
During the time of the Galactic Empire, the Imperial Navy acquired a number of Gozanti Cruisers and refitted them so they could carry several short-range fighters from system to system. By 5 BBY, the class was featured on a recruitment poster that advertised service in the Imperial Navy with the possibility of exploring the galaxy.
By the time of the Galactic Civil War, the cruisers were considered past their usefulness as front-line combatants and most were relegated to cargo runs in the Outer Rim Territories. The Rebel Alliance refurbished several of them for use as escorts. A few were modified to carry one or two starfighters in their cargo bays.
Behind the scenesEdit
Star Wars Insider 63 incorrectly identifies the Gozanti Cruiser and the Taylander shuttle as "Brocklander ships". Star Wars Insider 65 corrects the mistake, stating that "Brocklander" was only a nickname used during production.
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Heroes on Both Sides"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Nomad Droids" (Wreckage only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Slaves of the Republic"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Escape from Kadavo"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Friends and Enemies"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brothers"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Secret Weapons"
- The Clone Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revival" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shades of Reason"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "To Catch a Jedi"
- Star Wars Trading Card Game: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Insider 63 (Incorrectly identified as a "Brocklander ship")
- Star Wars Insider 65 (corrects mistake in Insider 63)
- Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
- Starships of the Galaxy (Saga Edition)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Starships of the Galaxy (2007)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Pablo Hidalgo hosting the Star Wars Rebels Panel at NYCC 2013, part 3. Imperial freighter presentation at 04:14.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook
- ↑ 5.0 5.1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Secret Weapons"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
- Pablo Hidalgo hosting the Star Wars Rebels Panel at NYCC 2013, part 3. Imperial freighter presentation at 04:14.