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The Gozanti Cruiser, also known as the Gozanti-class armed transport or Gozanti-class cruiser was a slow but powerful independent transport used by merchants, militaries and mercenaries throughout the galaxy to defend cargo vessels from piracy.
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 a battery of four laser cannons, a battery of two quad laser cannons, and a single proton torpedo launcher (fired by the pilot). Atmospheric speed was 400 km/h.
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.
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. It also had some use by the Imperial Security Bureau.
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: The Clone Wars – "The Lost One"
- 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 (First identified as Gozanti-class armed cruiser)
- Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide
- Fly Casual
- X-Wing Miniatures Game – Imperial Assault Carrier Expansion Pack (First identified as Gozanti-class cruiser)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Starships of the Galaxy, Saga Edition
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Secret Weapons"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
- ↑ X-Wing Miniatures Game – Imperial Assault Carrier Expansion Pack
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"