The R-22 Spearhead, nicknamed "Spearhead" because of its resemblance to the head of a ceremonial spear, was a prototype starfighter developed by Kuat Systems Engineering shortly after the end of Clone Wars as a replacement for the Galactic Republic's Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor. After the Galactic Empire, the successor state of the Republic, rejected mass production of the craft, the initial batch of R-22s was purchased by the royalty of the planet Tammuz-an for its planetary defense forces. In the early stages of the Galactic Civil War, several Tammuz-an Spearheads fell into the hands of the various Rebel cells. A network of Rebel mechanics known as the Underground Engineers stripped them down and created the R-22's more famous RZ-1 successor.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars: A-Wing Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections (First identified as R-22 prototype)