During the Galactic Civil War, at least three X-wing starfighters used by Rebel pilots bore the name Red Five. Cadet Pedrin Gaul operated an X-wing dubbed Red Five in the Battle of Scarif, and also used the corresponding callsign, but was shot down and killed by TIE/ln space superiority starfighters.
Days later, Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 flew a T-65B X-wing starfighter dubbed Red Five in the Battle of Yavin. R2 was damaged by Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1, but Skywalker used the Force to destroy the Galactic Empire's superweapon, the Death Star. Also his callsign, The Red Five designation became synonymous with the actual spacecraft that Skywalker flew.
Skywalker continued to operate his X-wing until the Battle of Vrogas Vas, when he deliberately collided with Vader in mid-flight to draw the focus of the battle to the planet's surface. Skywalker was rescued by Han Solo in the Millennium Falcon and was forced to abandon his craft.
Behind the scenesEdit
There are numerous continuity errors within Battle of Yavin scene as depicted in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, many of them introduced by the new computer-generated shots inserted into the The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. In the shot of the starfighters flying towards the Death Star, the Red Five has two red stripes on the trailing edge of the S-foils. In some of the subsequent shots, there are 3 or 5 stripes in the same spot. Similar continuity errors are also present in the main line of Star Wars comic books published by Marvel Comics.
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
- ↑ 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Star Wars: Card Trader
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ Princess Leia, Part I
- ↑ The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure
- ↑ Star Wars: Vader Down
- ↑ Star Wars 22: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part II
- ↑ Star Wars 25: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part V
- ↑ Star Wars 28: Yoda's Secret War, Part III
- ↑ Star Wars 26: Yoda's Secret War, Part I
- ↑ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray Bonus Features
- ↑ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ Ultimate Star Wars