Corellian Corvette

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The Corellian Corvette, also known as the Rebel Blockade Runner or simply Blockade Runner, is a ship from the fictional Star Wars universe. It is a smaller (about 150 meters in length), multi-purpose capital ship manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corporation and used extensively by the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. It is capable of speeds up to 22 MGLT and can carry 600 passengers. The standard crew is made up of 8 officers and 38 enlisted crew, but can range from 30 to 165 total, depending on its configuration. The weapon configuration varies, but up to 6 Taim & Bak H9 dual turbolasers and 4 laser cannons can be mounted on the hull. Under the standard configuration, the Corellian Corvette has an axial blind spot.

At least one Corellian Corvette was used by the Royal House of Alderaan as a Diplomatic Cruiser during and after the Clone Wars. The Tantive IV, owned by Viceroy Bail Organa, was later passed down to Princess Leia Organa for use as her personal consular vessel. It was seen throughout Revenge of the Sith and the beginning of A New Hope.

Corellian Corvettes would also play a role in the Return of the Jedi. Corellian Corvettes are seen on film in the fleet as the officers meet to discuss the attack on the second Death Star, and later during the Battle of Endor sequences a Corellian Corvettes are also shown on film.

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Rear view



See also

List of vehicles in Star Wars

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