|NTB-630 naval bomber|
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The NTB-630 naval bomber was a bomber manufactured during the Clone Wars by the Incom and Subpro Corporations. Built for at least one pilot and designed to attack capital ships in space, the NTB-630 was better armed and more maneuverable than the similar PTB-625 planetary bomber. The Republic Navy employed many of these bombers during the Clone Wars, and Jedi Master Wom-Nii Gnaden piloted an NTB-630 bomber during the Battle of Crombach Nebula.
The NTB-630 naval bomber was jointly produced by the Incom and Subpro Corporations during the Clone Wars. The NTB-630 was more heavily armed and armored than its close cousin, the ARC-170 starfighter, and the similar PTB-625 planetary bomber. With a narrow spaceframe flanked by at least two large engines, the NTB-630 resembled other Incom/Subpro starfighters such as the Z-95 Headhunter, the PTB-625, and the ARC-170. The NTB-630 was created to deliver its payloads while engaged in space battles, and was therefore also more maneuverable than the PTB-625, allowing it to get close to capital ships and avoid their turbolasers as it executed bombing runs. The bomber was crewed by at least one pilot.
The bomber saw common use by Galactic Republic forces during the Clone Wars. Jedi Master Wom-Nii Gnaden piloted an NTB-630 during the Battle of Crombach Nebula, and crashed into the Munificent-class star frigate Tide of Progress XII after his bomber was damaged, causing the Jedi to lose control of his ship.
Behind the scenesEdit
The NTB-630 naval bomber was first mentioned in Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections, a 2005 book detailing vehicles seen in the film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This page was reprinted in 2007 in Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections. Later, the bomber was mentioned in the Databank entry of the ARC-170 starfighter on StarWars.com, and it also received its own entry in 2008's The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.
- Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II ("NTB-630")
- The Essential Guide to Warfare