The AA-9 Freighter-Liner, also known as the AA-9 Coruscant freighter, was a freighter used shortly before the Clone Wars to transport refugees from Coruscant. After a series of assassination attempts on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Master Mace Windu advised she and her bodyguard, Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker, use the Jendirian Valley to return to her homeworld Naboo.
The AA-9 Freighter-Liner, also referred to as the AA-9 Coruscant freighter, was a freighter manufactured by Botajef Shipyards that could reach speeds of 420 kilometers per hour and was 390 meters in length. It had a passenger capacity of 30,000 and had over three months worth of emergency consumables onboard. It was equipped with a Class 4 hyperdrive, three powerful engines, a starboard and port boarding area, multi-deck accommodation, several cafeterias, and various service droids.
The AA-9 Freighter-Liner, originally built to haul cargo, saw wide use as a refugee transport, before and during the Clone Wars, and saw militarized use for the transportation of cargo and clone troopers.
AA-9 Freighter-Liners were used during the Separatist Crisis shortly before the Clone Wars. After a plot to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo failed, the Jedi High Council thought it better that she be sent back to her homeworld using unregistered transport and protected by a Jedi escort.
Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi was dispatched to track down her assassin, while Padawan Anakin Skywalker and R2-D2 were sent with Amidala. Amidala, Skywalker, and R2-D2 boarded the AA-9 Freighter-Liner, Jendirian Valley, on Coruscant and eventually reached Naboo.
During the Clone Wars, the Refugee Relief Movement utilized them as support vessels, and transported refugees from planets that fell under Separatist control. The Grand Army of the Galactic Republic also utilized AA-9 Freighter-Liners during the war to transport cargo and clone troopers, and their location on Coruscant made them ideal for such operations.
Behind the scenesEdit
The AA-9 Freighter-Liner first appeared in the 2002 episodic film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and was later identified as the AA-9 Coruscant freighter in the StarWars.com databank.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- "The Line of Duty"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine
- Doctor Aphra 32: Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon, Part I(Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles (First identified as AA-9 Freighter-Liner)
- (First identified as AA-9 Coruscant freighter)