The Raider-class corvette was a sleek and roomy vessel at 150 meters for a sizeable crew and featured 3 engines and a hyperdrive. These ships can be operated with a pilot and a co pilot and could be armed with ion cannons, dual heavy laser cannons, concussion missiles, and turbolasers.
Two Raider-class corvettes were part of an Imperial task force ordered to eliminate insurgents in the Umbara system lead by Admiral Carlou Gendling. Gendling's inability to act decisively resulted in the destruction of one corvette and critical damage to the other corvette. Some years later, at least one Raider-class corvette was in the 103rd Task Force under the command of Admiral Durril during his assault on Batonn. Admiral Durril's ineffectiveness forced him and his task force to retreat, and Admiral Thrawn and the 96th Task Force was dispatched to finish the battle.
Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, one Raider-class corvette, the Corvus, was utilized by the elite Inferno Squad, led by Captain Iden Versio and by the time of the Battle of Endor, it was still used by the squad.
Behind the scenesEdit
The corvette class was originally created by Fantasy Flight Games to fill a gap in their Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game, which is now classified as legends. It officialy returned to canon in the novel Thrawn in 2017. However, a wreckage in The Force Awakens (2015) resembles a Raider-class. When questioned on Twitter, Matt Martin said that while it looked like one, he doubted if ILM would have made a model for the ship.
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Thrawn (First appearance)
- "Tales from Wild Space: The Flat Mountain of Yavin"—Star Wars Adventures 2
- Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Thrawn
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
- ↑ . “Hop aboard the Corvus, Inferno Squad's home away from home in #StarWarsBattlefrontII. See the reveal trailer: bit.ly/2pgDCHK”
- ↑ Here Comes the Imperial Raider
- ↑ . “It sure does look like it but I would be surprised if ILM made a Raider model... but you never know!”