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Conflict

Galactic Civil War

Date

1 ABY[3]

Place

The galaxy

Outcome

Rebel Alliance victory

Combatants

Galactic Empire

Alliance to Restore the Republic

Strength
Casualties
  • Many Star Destroyers
  • At least one Squadron of TIE Advanced x1s

Light, including CR90 corvette Ram's Head (Abandoned)

Operation Ram's Head was a operation devised and performed by the Rebel Alliance after the Battle of Yavin.

BackgroundEdit

Operation Ram's Head was conceived after flight data from the destruction of the freighter Sarsuma suggested that a Star Destroyer could be disabled by ramming the bridge tower. The concept became more feasible after the defection of the Leafar and the capture of several TIE/Advanced starfighters from an Imperial test base by the BFF-1 Bulk Freighter Ashanti. Study of the captured ships indicated that the Galactic Empire was experimenting on a new type of shield, designated the Shield X.

The operationEdit

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The Ram's Head, about to smash into an Imperial's command tower.

The Alliance decided to capture three Alpha-class Assault Gunboats, using the Lambda-class shuttle Leary to reach them and the Star Cruiser Cathleen to collect them afterwards.

The Gunboats were used by the Alliance to infiltrate a secret Imperial base where the Shield X project was being conducted. There they captured the CR90 corvette Blade 5, which bore the mechanism.

The corvette was renamed Ram's Head, and after final preparations by technicians from the corvette Libra, she was then sent to ram an array of Star Destroyers docked in the Imperial Drydock IV. The operation was a total success, as the Ram's Head caused enormous damage to each of the Star Destroyers by tearing apart their towers.

It is unknown what happened to the Ram's Head as it was not destroyed and was seen traveling into space without a crew.

Behind the scenesEdit

This event is portrayed in Operations 18 through 20 in the Star Wars: X-Wing computer game expansion, Imperial Pursuit.

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