The Skyclaw was one of the two SoroSuub Preybird-class starfighters owned by the smuggler Mazzic. The Skyclaw was painted with distinctive blue bird of prey designs, while its companion Raptor had a similar, red scheme. Mazzic often used the unusual but large and intimidating starfighters to frighten his enemies, and to provide protection for his smuggling vessels in dangerous operations.
In 0 BBY, a starfighter named Skyclaw had been part of the Mistryl Shadow Guard team led by Manda D'ulin. This team also included Shada D'ukal, who later became Mazzic's bodyguard and was credited with a role in acquiring his Preybirds. It is likely that this Skyclaw was the same ship later acquired by the smuggler.
Behind the scenesEdit
The picture on the back cover of Specter of the Past depicts two Preybirds. The Preybird on the far left has a blue bird on the undercarriage.
- The Last Command Sourcebook
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Ships of the Smuggler's Alliance"—Star Wars Gamer 4 "
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III ("Skyclaw")