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*[[Galactic Empire]]<ref name="Tarkin">''[[Tarkin (novel)|Tarkin]]''</ref>
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*[[Galactic Empire]]<ref name="Tarkin">[[Tarkin (novel)|''Tarkin'']]</ref>
 
**[[Imperial Starfighter Corps]]<ref name="Tarkin" />
 
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*[[Alliance to Restore the Republic]]<ref name="ARC-170 Expansion Pack">''[[ARC-170 Expansion Pack]]''</ref>
 
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==History==
 
==History==
 
[[File:Shara Bey ARC-170 XWM.png|left|thumb|250px|Shara Bey piloting an ARC-170 starfighter for the Rebellion]]
 
[[File:Shara Bey ARC-170 XWM.png|left|thumb|250px|Shara Bey piloting an ARC-170 starfighter for the Rebellion]]
The ARC-170 starfighter was initially created by [[Incom Corporation|Incom]]/[[Subpro Corporation|Subpro]] for the [[Galactic Republic]] as a multipurpose starship,<ref name="Ships of the Galaxy" /> and was a successor to the [[Clone Z-95 starfighter]]. It participated in numerous battles during the latter half of the [[Clone Wars]], such as during the [[Battle of Malastare]], in which it guarded [[BTL-B Y-wing]]s armed with the experimental [[electro-proton bomb]] while some of them engaged [[Variable Geometry Self-Propelled Battle Droid, Mark I|vulture droid starfighters]] and strafed the Separatist ground forces. It also played a major part in the [[Outer Rim Sieges]]. During the [[Battle of Coruscant]], [[Clone trooper|Clone]] [[Clone Commander|Commander]] [[CC-2237|Odd Ball]] led a [[Clone Flight Seven|squad]] to protect [[Anakin Skywalker]] and [[Obi-Wan Kenobi]] on their mission to rescue the [[Supreme Chancellor]]. Several participated in the [[capture of Cato Neimoidia]] and, following the battle, shot down [[Jedi General]] [[Plo Koon]] when [[Darth Sidious|Sheev Palpatine]] ordered them to execute [[Order 66]].<ref name="ROTS" />
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The ARC-170 starfighter was initially created by [[Incom Corporation|Incom]]/[[Subpro Corporation|Subpro]] for the [[Galactic Republic]] as a multipurpose starship,<ref name="Ships of the Galaxy" /> and was a successor to the [[Clone Z-95 Headhunter]]. It participated in numerous battles during the latter half of the [[Clone Wars]], such as during the [[Battle of Malastare]], in which it guarded [[BTL-B Y-wing fighter-bomber]]s armed with the experimental [[electro-proton bomb]] while some of them strafed the Separatist ground forces. They also participated in the [[Battle of Kamino]] and the [[Battle of Sullust]]. It also played a major part in the [[Outer Rim Sieges]]. During the [[Battle of Coruscant]], [[Clone trooper|Clone]] [[Clone Commander|Commander]] [[CC-2237|Odd Ball]] led a [[Clone Flight Seven|squad]] to protect [[Anakin Skywalker]] and [[Obi-Wan Kenobi]] on their mission to rescue the [[Supreme Chancellor]]. Several participated in the [[capture of Cato Neimoidia]] and, following the battle, shot down [[Jedi General]] [[Plo Koon]] when [[Darth Sidious|Sheev Palpatine]] ordered them to execute [[Order 66]].<ref name="ROTS" />
   
 
ARC-170s continued to see use in the [[Imperial Navy]] at least five years after the [[proclamation of the New Order]] as the newer [[TIE line]] came into production.<ref name="Tarkin" /> Squadrons of ARC-170s were deployed from an older-generation [[Venator-class Star Destroyer|''Venator''-class Star Destroyer]] to assist [[Governor]] [[Wilhuff Tarkin]] and the ''[[Executrix]]'' during the [[Campaign at Salient]].<ref name="Catalyst">''[[Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel]]''</ref> It also served as a predecessor of the [[T-65B X-wing starfighter]].<ref name="X-wing Fighter History Gallery">{{Databank|x-wing-fighter-history-gallery|X-wing Fighter History Gallery|archivedate=20170621142441}}</ref>
 
ARC-170s continued to see use in the [[Imperial Navy]] at least five years after the [[proclamation of the New Order]] as the newer [[TIE line]] came into production.<ref name="Tarkin" /> Squadrons of ARC-170s were deployed from an older-generation [[Venator-class Star Destroyer|''Venator''-class Star Destroyer]] to assist [[Governor]] [[Wilhuff Tarkin]] and the ''[[Executrix]]'' during the [[Campaign at Salient]].<ref name="Catalyst">''[[Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel]]''</ref> It also served as a predecessor of the [[T-65B X-wing starfighter]].<ref name="X-wing Fighter History Gallery">{{Databank|x-wing-fighter-history-gallery|X-wing Fighter History Gallery|archivedate=20170621142441}}</ref>
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The [[Alliance to Restore the Republic]] also acquired a number of ARC-170s during the [[Galactic Civil War]], retrofitting them to Alliance standards. [[Shara Bey]], [[Thane Kyrell]], [[Braylen Stramm]], and [[Norra Wexley]] all flew the ARC-170 at some point in the war.<ref name="ARC-170 Expansion Pack" />
 
The [[Alliance to Restore the Republic]] also acquired a number of ARC-170s during the [[Galactic Civil War]], retrofitting them to Alliance standards. [[Shara Bey]], [[Thane Kyrell]], [[Braylen Stramm]], and [[Norra Wexley]] all flew the ARC-170 at some point in the war.<ref name="ARC-170 Expansion Pack" />
   
[[Jinata Security]] was known to use Clone Wars-era starfighters in their fleet as of [[34 ABY]]. The ARC-170, [[Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter|V-Wing]] and [[N-1 starfighter]], were among their fleet of fighters.<ref name="Star Wars Battlefront 2" />
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[[Jinata Security]] was known to use Clone Wars-era starfighters in their fleet as of [[34 ABY]]. The ARC-170, [[Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter|V-Wing]], and [[N-1 starfighter]] were among their fleet of fighters.<ref name="Star Wars Battlefront 2" />
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
The ARC-170 was named after "ART-170," the title of the artwork form by concept artist [[Ryan Church]] that inspired the finalized design. Originally, it was referred to simply as a "clone fighter" in the script for ''[[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith|Revenge of the Sith]]''.
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The ARC-170 was named after "ART-170," the title of the artwork form by concept artist [[Ryan Church]] that inspired the finalized design. Originally, it was referred to simply as a "clone fighter" in the script for [[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith|''Revenge of the Sith'']].
   
 
[[File:ARC170 concept.jpg|right|200px|thumb|ARC-170 concept art.]]
 
[[File:ARC170 concept.jpg|right|200px|thumb|ARC-170 concept art.]]
   
The [[Wikipedia: Head-up display|HUD]] seen on [[CC-2237|Odd Ball's]] ARC-170 cockpit during the Battle of Coruscant has the same [[Targeting computer|targeting display]] as [[Luke Skywalker|Luke Skywalker's]] X-wing in ''[[Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope|A New Hope]]''.<ref name="ROTS" />
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The [[Wikipedia: Head-up display|HUD]] seen on [[CC-2237|Odd Ball's]] ARC-170 cockpit during the Battle of Coruscant has the same [[Targeting computer|targeting display]] as [[Luke Skywalker|Luke Skywalker's]] X-wing in [[Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope|''A New Hope'']].<ref name="ROTS" />
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Dark Disciple]]''
 
*''[[Dark Disciple]]''
 
*''[[Kanan 8: First Blood, Part II: The Towers of the Temple]]''
 
*''[[Kanan 8: First Blood, Part II: The Towers of the Temple]]''
*[[Star Wars: The Clone Wars (revival)|''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' revival]]
 
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith|''Star Wars'': Episode III ''Revenge of the Sith'']] {{1st}}
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith|''Star Wars'': Episode III ''Revenge of the Sith'']] {{1st}}
 
*''[[Kanan 2: The Last Padawan, Part II: Flight]]'' {{Vision|Caleb Dume}}
 
*''[[Kanan 2: The Last Padawan, Part II: Flight]]'' {{Vision|Caleb Dume}}
 
*''[[Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 2: The Chosen One, Part II]]''
 
*''[[Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 2: The Chosen One, Part II]]''
 
*''[[Kanan 3: The Last Padawan, Part III: Pivot]]''
 
*''[[Kanan 3: The Last Padawan, Part III: Pivot]]''
*''[[Tarkin (novel)|Tarkin]]''
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*[[Tarkin (novel)|''Tarkin'']]
 
*{{Rebels|Out of Darkness}} {{C|Wreckage only}}
 
*{{Rebels|Out of Darkness}} {{C|Wreckage only}}
 
*{{Rebels|Gathering Forces}} {{C|Wreckage only}}
 
*{{Rebels|Gathering Forces}} {{C|Wreckage only}}

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The Aggressive ReConnaissance-170 starfighter, also known simply as the ARC-170 starfighter, was a heavy-duty model of starfighter used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars and was considered the latest in fighter technology. Jointly manufactured by Incom Corporation and Subpro, it would continue to see usage into the reign of the Galactic Empire, but would eventually be phased out by the newer TIE line.

Characteristics

The Aggressive ReConnaissance-170 starfighter was a multipurpose starship designed for both intense battle and longer deep-space missions. It measured 12.71 meters in length, contained a hyperdrive, and propelled itself in realspace utilizing two powerful engine systems. It was piloted by a crew of three—a pilot, co-pilot, and tail gunner, along with an astromech droid. Long-range scanners and sensors were contained in the vessel's nose. During battle, the craft's S-foils opened to expose heat sinks and radiators to help cool the ship, and the two main forward medium laser cannons located on the underside of its outer wings were uncommonly large and powerful.[2] Its laser cannons could punch through a capital ship's armor, and its twin blaster cannons provided a rear firing arc manned by its tail gunner. Furthermore, proton torpedo launchers increased the craft's usefulness in ship-to-ship combat, and added to its already extensive repertoire in its ability to serve as a bomber.[1]

History

Shara Bey ARC-170 XWM

Shara Bey piloting an ARC-170 starfighter for the Rebellion

The ARC-170 starfighter was initially created by Incom/Subpro for the Galactic Republic as a multipurpose starship,[2] and was a successor to the Clone Z-95 Headhunter. It participated in numerous battles during the latter half of the Clone Wars, such as during the Battle of Malastare, in which it guarded BTL-B Y-wing fighter-bombers armed with the experimental electro-proton bomb while some of them strafed the Separatist ground forces. They also participated in the Battle of Kamino and the Battle of Sullust. It also played a major part in the Outer Rim Sieges. During the Battle of Coruscant, Clone Commander Odd Ball led a squad to protect Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi on their mission to rescue the Supreme Chancellor. Several participated in the capture of Cato Neimoidia and, following the battle, shot down Jedi General Plo Koon when Sheev Palpatine ordered them to execute Order 66.[5]

ARC-170s continued to see use in the Imperial Navy at least five years after the proclamation of the New Order as the newer TIE line came into production.[7] Squadrons of ARC-170s were deployed from an older-generation Venator-class Star Destroyer to assist Governor Wilhuff Tarkin and the Executrix during the Campaign at Salient.[11] It also served as a predecessor of the T-65B X-wing starfighter.[12]

The Alliance to Restore the Republic also acquired a number of ARC-170s during the Galactic Civil War, retrofitting them to Alliance standards. Shara Bey, Thane Kyrell, Braylen Stramm, and Norra Wexley all flew the ARC-170 at some point in the war.[8]

Jinata Security was known to use Clone Wars-era starfighters in their fleet as of 34 ABY. The ARC-170, V-Wing, and N-1 starfighter were among their fleet of fighters.[9]

Behind the scenes

The ARC-170 was named after "ART-170," the title of the artwork form by concept artist Ryan Church that inspired the finalized design. Originally, it was referred to simply as a "clone fighter" in the script for Revenge of the Sith.

ARC170 concept

ARC-170 concept art.

The HUD seen on Odd Ball's ARC-170 cockpit during the Battle of Coruscant has the same targeting display as Luke Skywalker's X-wing in A New Hope.[5]

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Non-canon appearances

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