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The Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier,[1] also known as the Imperial light carrier,[6] was a massive ship used by the Galactic Empire both as a starfighter carrier and a mobile base of operations.[1] It resembled a triangle, with the bridge at the frontal point and the hangars at the base.[5] The Empire used such carriers in orbit of occupied planets, allowing for easy dispatch of fighters whenever necessary.[1] In the year 3 BBY,[7] the Spectres, alongside Cham Syndulla of the Free Ryloth movement, stole a Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier in orbit of Ryloth for the rebellion.[5]

The stolen ship became the flagship of Phoenix Squadron and housed their A-wings. The rebels repainted it to show its new affiliation.[5] Later, Imperial forces under Admiral Kassius Konstantine attacked the cruiser-carrier and the rest of the Phoenix rebel fleet. The cruiser-carrier later hosted the Spectres' starship, the Ghost, which had returned with stolen fuel supplies from Horizon Base. After the inventory droid AP-5 informed Commander Jun Sato and Phoenix Leader Hera Syndulla that the Imperials had set a trap in the Yost system, the starship fled with the rest of the rebel fleet to the planet Atollon.[8]

Years later, during the New Republic's siege of the Kuat Drive Yards, Blade Squadron attacked and destroyed a light carrier during the final stages of the battle.[9]

Behind the scenesEdit

First appearing in the Star Wars Rebels episode "Homecoming," the Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier was first officially named in the Databank. The ship originated in the Star Wars Legends novel The Truce at Bakura, published in 1994 as the Quasar Fire-class bulk cruiser/escort carrier and was first depicted visually in the Legends video game Star Wars: Rebellion.



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 StarWars-DatabankII Quasar Fire-Class Cruiser-Carrier in the Databank (backup link)
  2. Armada Star Wars: Armada – Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack (Card: Quasar Fire I-class cruiser-carrier)
  3. Armada Star Wars: Armada – Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack (Card: Quasar Fire II-class cruiser-carrier)
  4. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Zero Hour"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Homecoming"
  6. SWCustom-2011 Homecoming Trivia Gallery on
  7. The events of this article take place in or after "A Princess on Lothal," which is the first known episode to take place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
  8. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Forgotten Droid"
  9. SWInsider "Blade Squadron: Kuat"—Star Wars Insider 168

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