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XS stock light freighters were a type of starship used during the Clone Wars and Age of the Empire. Armed with two pairs of laser cannons, XS stock light freighters were used for a variety of purposes, including smuggling and deploying soldiers into battle. At least one of these ships was used by the Onderon rebels, and another was used by smugglers in Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine.

CharacteristicsEdit

The XS stock light freighter was a model of starship[1] featuring a central cockpit extruding from a saucer-shaped body which could hold at least four passengers. The ship had a pair of rear engines which emitted blue light, and the craft was armed with a set of upper and lateral laser cannons,[2] although the lateral weapons were not always present.[3]

RoleEdit

Despite being classified as freighters,[1] XS stock light freighters were versatile, used for both smuggling[3] and deploying soldiers.[2]

HistoryEdit

XS freighter Tatooine

XS stock light freighters were used in a variety of roles, including smuggling and deploying soldiers.

During the Clone Wars, an XS stock light freighter was used by the human Lux Bonteri in the campaigns of the Onderon rebels.[2] Years later,[4] during the Age of the Empire, the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure worked with smugglers who operated an XS stock light freighter in Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

The XS stock light freighter first appeared in the Star Wars Legends novel The Old Republic: Deceived,[5] which was written by Paul S. Kemp and published by Del Rey on March 22, 2011 for the Old Republic metaseries.[6] The vehicle was canonized in a limited-time event for the tower defense mobile-game Star Wars: Galactic Defense, which was developed by DeNA Co., Ltd.,[2] released on October 30, 2014,[7] and shut down on April 28, 2016. The event, which was titled "War of Ideals," added the characters Kalani and Lux Bonteri as Champions which players could win and use on missions. Lux Bonteri's Champion skill was calling in four Onderon rebels, which were deployed by an XS stock light freighter.[2] Although the ship was not identified within the game, Leland Chee of the Lucasfilm Story Group stated that its name is presumably the same as in the Legends continuity.[1]

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