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My memory of the Corellian trilogy is a bit vague, but I'm fairly certain I remember the "Heavy Light Attack Fighter" being described in the books as a custom modification (and an ill-conceived one at that) of the basic Light Attack Fighter, rather than an official CEC product. How can that be reconciled with this article (whose information I presume came from Cracken's Threat Dossier)? — Red XIV (talk) 04:56, January 3, 2010 (UTC)

Yep, I read it again today, and when Luke Skywalker goes up against some HLAFs, he describes them as being just LAFs with heavier engines and lasers strapped on, despite the ship not being able to actually handle the added mass properly. Granted, it could just be that Luke was unfamiliar with the design, but it's definitely a canon source describing the HLAF very differently than this article. — Red XIV (talk) 02:24, January 18, 2012 (UTC)
  • I personally just take it that Luke wasn't an expert on Corellian starfighter models. He saw a starfighter which looked like an Light Attack Fighter with heavier engines and weapons than just assumed it was a retrofit of a Light Attack Fighter rather than a newer model of fighter. The big issue IMO is Cracken's Threat Dossier apparently claiming that the Republic Engineering Corporation was involved with the LAF-250 when we now know that both the LAF-250 and the HLAF-500 models are older than the Republic Engineering Corporation. --Roguestar (talk) 22:41, February 13, 2014 (UTC)