|Y-4 "Raptor" transport|
3 engine units
Heat-shielded armored hull with optional ablative coating
Variable load of vehicles and equipment:
300 metric tons
Designed to move fast and deploy its cargo quickly, the Y-4 had a meter-thick heat shield and used a spray-on ablative coating for rapid planetary landings. They used a set of S-foil-actuated wings to assist in braking and maneuvering. Y-4s also had light armament for self-defense and infantry support.
The Y-4 was capable of transporting 40 troops and 300 metric tons of equipment, which was rapidly unloaded by three separate folding assault ramps on the port side.
When Zsinj commissioned the Raptors, he chose the Y-4 as their primary landing craft. Their widespread use in enforcing Zsinj's will caused the transport to be linked with the "Raptor" name, and New Republic military personnel took to calling the ships "Raptor Incubators".
The New Republic captured several Y-4 transports in their campaign against Zsinj, and Han Solo even appropriated one of their transponder codes for use on the Millennium Falcon. Incom also produced a civilian version of the Y-4, which was unarmed, less heavily armored, and slower.
Behidn the scenesEdit
The Y-4 Raptor first appeared in The Courtship of Princess Leia novel.
- Star Wars Missions 20: Total Destruction
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- X-Wing: Iron Fist
- X-Wing: Solo Command
- The Courtship of Princess Leia (First appearance)
- The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- Cracken's Threat Dossier
- The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia