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"A gem among the smaller capital ships."
―Ushos O. Statura[1]

The Braha'tok-class gunship, also known as the Dornean gunship or shortened to Braha'tok, was a model of gunship designed by the Dornean species and built by the Dornean Braha'ket Fleetworks Conglomerate to protect the Dornean homeworld, Dornea, and its star system from the Galactic Empire. Standing at 90 meters long, the vessel was armed with eight turbolaser cannons and eight concussion missile launchers and could carry two starfighters in its underbelly, linked to attachment clips. The Braha'toks were designed as dedicated anti-starfighter platforms but were able to serve a number of other roles.

Following the Dornean treaty with Senator Mon Mothma's secret rebellion, which became officially known as the Rebel Alliance, Braha'tok-class gunships began serving with the rebels. Three of the gunships, including the Orion, fought in the Battle of Atollon in 2 BBY and at least another three took part in the Battle of Scarif in 1 BBY.

One Braha'tok-class gunship named the Apailana's Promise served as escort to the CR90 corvette Thunderstrike for the Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry in 3 ABY, protecting the larger vessel from Imperial forces in numerous battles and distracting the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Herald during the Siege of Inyusu Tor to protect rebel ground forces. At least four Braha'toks joined the Alliance fleet at the Battle of Endor.

The Apailana's Promise came to serve the New Republic in the Battle of Jakku, the final battle of the war, in 5 ABY. Despite being considered outdated by Admiral Ushos O. Statura, these gunships continued to protect Dornea as late as 34 ABY. In 35 ABY, at least four gunships fought with the Citizens' Fleet against the Sith Eternal's fleet during the Battle of Exegol.

Characteristics[]

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A Braha'tok-class gunship was considered to be dagger-like by Hazram Namir

The Braha'tok-class gunship,[1] also referred to as the Dornean gunship[8] or simply Braha'tok, was a type of gunship, built at 90 meters long,[3] which bordered the line between being a gunboat or a corvette. Produced by the Dornean Braha'ket Fleetworks Conglomerate, the gunship cost a total of 1,400,000 credits[2] and could reach speeds of 800 kph in a planet's atmosphere.[3] The vessel was narrow with a similar resemblance to a CR90 corvette.[2] The rebel soldier Hazram Namir described one Braha'tok to be a mean, compact, dagger of a ship.[4] It also had a silver-plated hull to deflect solar radiation[3] which was very durable. That was reinforced by the quick cycling deflector shield generators that could protect from rapid-fire weapons,[2] the primary generator being located at the dorsal side of the gunship's middle section.[9]

The Braha'tok-class gunship had a complement of 70 officers and other enlisted crew, and could carry 15 passengers. Additionally, it had a encumbrance capacity of 300 and enough consumables to last eight months. For systems, the vessel possessed a navigation computer as well as a long range sensor systems,[2] though it was not equipped for interstellar encryption.[4] The Braha'tok had a class 3 primary hyperdrive and a class 15 backup hyperdrive,[2] located between two[10] of its three sublight engine units at the rear of the ship. The command bridge was situated in[3] the armored command module that made up the ship's bow.[9]

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Braha'tok-class gunships were said to be densely armed.

Braha'tok-class gunships were considered to be powerful for their size,[1] bearing an armament of eight concussion missile launchers and eight[3] double turbolaser cannons.[1] While the bow of the gunship bore a dorsal and a ventral twin turbolaser cannon, the center of the vessel had turbolaser cannons positioned on the port, starboard, dorsal and ventral sides,[10] and the final two twin turbolasers were situated under its rear wings.[11] Aside from these, the gunship was also able to deploy flares.[4] As well as weaponry, the Braha'tok could carry two starfighters, linked to attachment clips located on the port and starboard sides towards the center of the vessel.[3] Modifications could allow the gunship to carry additional starfighters and even a small freighter.[2]

Role[]

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A trio of Braha'tok-class gunships engage Imperial starships.

The Braha'tok-gunships was designed by the Dornean species,[2] becoming the representitive ship of their race.[11] They were dedicated anti-starfighter platforms and served as screening vessels, defending larger vessels from starfighters and small capital ships like corvettes or frigates. Typically deployed in pairs, the gunships had the ability to take on swarms of TIE fighters and pose a threat to small capital ships, although the Braha'toks were not equipped for extended fights with larger starships. The Braha'tok-class gunship could also be used as a mobile base of operations.[2]

Initially manufactured as patrol ships[9] for the protection of the planet Dornea, the Dornean homeworld, from the Galactic Empire, many Braha'toks became a part of the Rebel Alliance[3] and the Alliance's successor[12] the New Republic.[6] In the Alliance Fleet, the gunships were still used for anti-starfighter roles,[3] as well as fast attack, bombardment,[1] screening,[2] and as escort to larger starships like CR90 corvettes.[4] Use of Braha'toks by pirates in the Outer Rim Territories was not unheard of.[2]

History[]

Early rebel service[]

"Commander, They've destroyed the Orion."
―A rebel, reporting the Orion's destruction[13]

The Braha'tok-class gunship was initially used to protect Dornea[14] and patrol its star system[9] against the Galactic Empire.[3] The Dornean treaty with Senator Mon Mothma's secret rebellion, later officialised at the Rebel Alliance, saw some of these gunships enter service with the rebel in their Galactic Civil War against the Empire. The vessels and were listed by the Mon Calamari aides Caitken and Shollan as a part of the major composition of rebel starships—alongside Pelta-class frigates, CR90 corvettes, CR70 corvettes, Sphyrna-class Hammerhead corvettes, and GR-75 medium transports—in a document sent by Admiral Raddus to Mothma following the Blockade of Ibaar,[1] which took place in 4 BBY.[15]

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Three Braha'tok-class gunships fought above Atollon

In 2 BBY, shortly after the Alliance's declaration,[15] three Braha'tok-class gunships part of the Massassi Group rebel cell, including the Orion, were among a fleet led by General Jan Dodonna which amassed with another rebel cell named Phoenix Cell above the planet Atollon. The two forces amassed in preparation for an attack on the planet Lothal's TIE defender factory. However, Imperial forces led by Grand Admiral Thrawn arrived out of hyperspace and blockaded the planet. A battle ensued, and although numerous rebel starships were destroyed in the battle initially, the three Braha'toks gunships remained intact. As the Alliance's initial tactics became too costly, Commander Jun Sato of Phoenix Cell ordered the fleet to charge the blockade, which saw the three Braha'toks at the vanguard of the assault. However, the Imperial-class Star Destroyers thwarted the assault and the Orion was destroyed by TIE fighters.[13]

With the more rebel vessels falling to Thrawn's fleet, Sato crashed his flagship, the Phoenix Nest, into an Interdictor-class Star Destroyer to allow one of his ships to escape and seek help from allies. The rest of the rebel forces soon fled to Phoenix Cell's base on the surface of Atollon after Dodonna's flagship was too destroyed. The starships housed themselves under the shield of the base, awaiting Thrawn's incoming ground forces. When the Imperial forces overran the base shortly after, several rebel vessels, including a Braha'tok-class gunship, escaped and flew up to Atollon's orbit to try and bypass Thrawn's blockade. As the fleeing forces ran the blockade, the Braha'tok was lost.[13]

Battle of Scarif[]

"All ships make a jump to hyperspace."
―Raddus, to the ships of the Alliance Fleet[10]
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A Braha'tok-class gunship orbiting Scarif.

In 1 BBY,[15] Raddus, aboard his flagship the MC75 Star Cruiser Profundity, gathered vessels of the Alliance Fleet above[16] the moon Yavin 4, where there Alliance's headquarters was located at the time, in preparation to assist a rebel attack on the planet Scarif. He sent a report to Mothma to inform her that he was scrambling Alliance forces, with a count of two to four Braha'tok-class gunships being noted in his expected fleet composition.[1] At least three Braha'toks ultimately traveled with Raddus's to Scarif. While a portion rebel starfighters were able to pass through Scarif's Shield Gate to assist the ground forces, the rest of the fleet engaged the pair of Star Destroyers and their TIE fighters above and the Braha'tok-class gunships helped fight the TIEs weaving between the rebel starships.[10]

Once the main objective had been completed, Raddus ordered the fleet to jump to hyperspace. Although many ships were able to escape, the Star Destroyer Devastator arrived and cut off the rest.[10] One Braha'tok-class gunship barely avoided collision with the Star Destroyer but managed to escape soon after.[3] The Battle of Scarif was ultimately a success for the Alliance,[10] and after another rebel victory at Yavin, Dornea decided to join the rebel cause, supplying more Braha'tok-class gunships for the Alliance fleet.[2]

Twilight Company[]

Escort duty[]

During the Galactic Civil War, one rebel Braha'tok-class gunship named the Apailana's Promise, or simply Promise. served as the escort to the CR90 corvette Thunderstrike, the carrier of the Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry—better known as Twilight Company. The gunship carried two X-wing starfighters for the company and the vessel's crew of a few dozen navy veterans came to collectively owe Twilight Company nearly 50,000 credits.[4]

In 3 ABY,[15] the Promise traveled with Twilight Company to the planet Haidoral Prime, where the company defeated the defending Imperial forces and extracted Governor Everi Chalis, whom wished to defect to the company. Three days later, the two ships crossed paths with an Imperial reconnaissance squadron, leading to a short battle between the two opposing sides. The Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise took minor systems damages during the exchange of fire and the Promise lost three of its crew. Days later, the gunship's X-wings assisted Twilight Company during a campaign on the jungle planet Coyerti.[4]

Evading Imperial pursuit[]

"We've been lucky so far. The Empire hasn't had forces positioned to do more than harry us."
―Sairgon reflects on the Imperial attacks[4]
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A Braha'tok-class gunship from above

Three days after their departure from Coyerti, the Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise were attacked by an Imperial destroyer. The Promise and its X-wings were quick to defend the Thunderstrike and they soon escaped. The two starships were then ambushed thirty hours later in the Enrivi system by a light cruiser and a TIE fighter squadron. The Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise destroyed the attackers, and the pair were attacked again nineteen hours after that in the Chonsetta system by a squadron of TIE interceptors which had been hiding in a comet trail.[4]

It was soon discovered that the Thunderstrike's hyperdrive was leaking hypermatter for the Empire to follow. Captain Micha Evon, the commanding officer of Twilight Company, held a meeting with the bridge crew of both the Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise as well as senior members of the company to discuss a solution for this. In this meeting, it was decided that Twilight Company was to seize supplies from an Imperial cargo transport. Thus the Promise traveled with the Thunderstrike to the Redhurne system and hid behind an asteroid belt which had once been part of a planet in anticipation of a target. The two vessels waited two hours until an Imperial heavy freighter and ambushed it from both sides.[4]

Flanked both ways, the freighter chose to veer away from the Promise to avoid the gunships considerable firepower and move towards the Thunderstrike. The corvette returned fire at the Imperial heavy freighter and launched at least six boarding pods carrying squads of rebel troopers to infiltrate the cargo transport. The Promise fended off the TIE fighters that defended the freighter while the Thunderstrike's continued firing upon the transport to keep its crew occupied. When an Imperial Gozanti-class cruiser soon arrived to join the battle, Evon hastened the withdrawal of the boarding party to the Thunderstrike. As the two ships then jumped out of the system under heavy fire, the Promise lost its deflector shield generator trying to block fire from the Thunderstrike. The mission, though, was a success, with the needed supplies obtained.[4]

Imperial infiltration[]

"The Thunderstrike and the Promise will rendezvous with three other battle groups in deep space. We've allocated a month to get both ships back in shape and let the company heal up."
―Micha Evon, to Hazram Namir[4]

With the supplies obtained to repair the Thunderstrike, Evon arranged for the corvette and the Promise to meet with three other battle groups in the Elochar sector, allocating a month for both to get repairs while the captain, Chalis, First Sergeant Hazram Namir, and two others visited the Alliance High Command on the planet Hoth. Ten days after the Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise joined the flotilla, the former took aboard survivors from the light freighter Trumpet's Call after the vessel arrived without working life support. The survivors, however, were Imperial spies. The spies attacked the Thunderstrike's bridge and killed the officers, but not before Lieutenant Sairgon was able to warn the rest of the flotilla. Only the Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise remained as the other rebel starships fled.[4]

When[4] the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer[1] the Herald to apprehend Chalis, the Promise, whose crew was unaware of the situation aboard the Thunderstrike, put itself between the corvette and the Star Destroyer to protect the former from turbolaser fire. After the spies aboard the Thunderstrike were killed, the Promise received new coordinates and followed the corvette into hyperspace.[4]

Operation Ringbreaker[]

"Technically command falls to me, after Howl and Sairgon and Paonu and—well. Sharn, would you object to a voice vote?"
"Your company, your show. The Promise will back you either way."
―Von Geiz and Sharn — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]
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A Braha'tok-class gunship from below

The Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise retreated to the planet Ankhural, where the Thunderstrike received repairs on the ground while a skeleton crew worked on the Promise in orbit. Namir and Chalis soon arrived with news that Howl and the rest of their group had been killed during an attack on Hoth.[4]

Chalis soon proposed a new mission for Twilight Company during a meeting between senior members of Twilight Company. Named Operation Ringbreaker, it sought to force redeployments from the Kuat Drive Yards by attacking soft Imperial targets along the Rimma Trade Route. Sharn, the second-in-command of the Apailana's Promise, represented the gunship during the meeting and pledged the vessel's support for Twilight Company's final decision. A subsequent vote went in favor of Operation Ringbreaker, and the Thunderstrike and Promise soon departed from Ankhural and began their new mission. Commander Tohna, an officer aboard the Promise, was transferred to the Thunderstrike to take charge of its bridge crew and left the gunship with high praise from his peers.[4]

During Twilight Company's deployment on the warehouse planet Mardona III as a part of Operation Ringbreaker, the Thunderstrike and Promise flew through the atmosphere at close proximity, being chased by hundreds of TIE fighters. Once the company's dropships deployed the troops from the Thunderstrike, the corvette and the Promise left the system, later returning upon Namir's signal to retrieve the soldiers under the cover of a storm. After Mardona III, Twilight Company attacked a number of other Imperial installations before putting in for repairs on the junk world Heap Nine. After another successful mission, only the planets Sullust and Malastare remained for Twilight Company to attack before the Kuat driveyards.[4]

Siege of Inyusu Tor[]

"Twilight? This is the Promise. We've been ambushed—the whole blasted swarm came in from behind the moon. They were waiting for the Thunderstrike to hit atmo…"
―A female crew member[4]
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The Apailana's Promise (left) and Thunderstrike (right) above Sullust

The Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise jumped out of hyperspace so within half a million kilometers of Sullust, with the sudden clench of gravity almost tearing the two vessels apart. Twilight Company was deployed and captured the Inyusu Tor mineral processing facility. However, when the Thunderstrike and Promise, they faced a heavy amount of TIE fighters presence and gunship covered the corvettes flank. Realizing that the squadron of TIEs had ambushed them, the Promise reported the trap to Namir on the ground and he ordered the ships pull up. The Thunderstrike instead plummeted and crashed on Sullust, with the Promise and its X-wings fleeing the Sullust.[4]

Now stranded on Sullust, Twilight Company set up defense at the Inyusu Tor facility and attempted to contact the Promise and determine its position, although they could not maintain a channel for more than a minute. After Namir was missing in action in the nearby city Pinyumb, Chalis devised a plan to hijack ships in the Pinyumb spaceport and flee under the cover of the Promise. However, Namir returned to Twilight Company and with the decision for the company to stay and defend the facility.[4]

The Promise later returned to Sullust with its X-wings and distracted the Herald, which was there to destroy Twilight Company. Late into the battle, Chalis allowed herself to be captured by the Herald on a stolen shuttle and she set off around twenty Ion bombs, crippling the Star Destroyer's power, forcing its withdrawal from Sullust. By that time, the Promise had drained its laser batteries and overheated its deflector shields.[4]

Late stages of the war[]

"The Promise just reported in. No sighting of Shadow Wing's bulk freighter."
―A bridge officer aboard the Deliverance, to Hera Syndulla[6]

At some point after the Battle of Hoth, a few Braha'tok-class gunships were stationed at the rebel base on the planet 5251977 when the crew of the light freighter Mighty Oak Apocalypse joined the Alliance.[8] In 4 ABY,[15] Alliance leadership started planning an attack on the Empire's second Death Star superweapon at the forest moon of Endor. Admiral Gial Ackbar began drawing in critical Alliance Fleet elements to amass a suitable enough to be their attack force, listing the Braha'tok in his summary of the Alliance's main fleet structure in an official document to Mothma.[1] Seven of the gunships rendezvoused with the Alliance Fleet near Sullust in preparation for the attack,[17] where one flew in concert with the MC80 Star Cruiser Home One.[5] The fleet then jumped down the Sanctuary Pipeline hyperspace route on to attack the where they were quickly cut off by several dozen Star Destroyers.[18]

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A Braha'tok-class gunship (to the lower left of the CR90 corvette) during the Battle of Endor.

During the battle, a Braha'tok-class gunship was seen fighting TIEs when[5] the YT-1300 light freighter[2] Millennium Falcon passed it. When General Lando Calrissian ordered the fleet to engage the Star Destroyers, at least four of the gunships flew at the vanguard of the fleet as it closed in on the blockade. As the battle drew to a close, at least two Braha'toks escaped with the rest of the fleet as it flew towards Endor, away from the Death Star as it exploded.[5] Meanwhile, Mothma's archivist Hendri Underholt had compiled all of the documents mentioning the Braha'tok-class gunship in his archive known as The Rebel Files. He was killed during a bombardment of the planet Durkteel the same day as the Battle of Endor, The Rebel Files getting buried in the process.[1]

In 5 ABY,[15] the Alliance, which had since reorganized into the New Republic,[12] attacked the Empire at the planet Jakku. The Apailana's Promise was among the New Republic's fleet, and aided the refitted New Republic Star Destroyer Deliverance in looking out for the Empire's 204th Imperial Fighter Wing, better known as Shadow Wing. The Promise reported no sightings of the fighter wing's flagship, the bulk freighter Yadeez, and General Hera Syndulla was informed of the report aboard the Deliverance. The New Republic ultimately won the battle, which marked the end of the Galactic Civil War.[6]

New Republic Era[]

"Who still uses these?"
"Dornea, my dear Statura. Dornea uses them."
―Ushos O. Statura and Gial Ackbar[1]

In the years after the Galactic Civil War, Braha'tok-class gunships were still used by the Dorneans to protect Dornea.[14] In 34 ABY,[19] the The Rebel Files were uncovered in an excavation and reached the Resistance, a private military with Alliance roots which was formed to combat the Empire's successor, the First Order. Numerous Resistance officers, including Alliance veterans, reviewed the documentations. In the documentation including the Braha'tok, Admiral Ushos O. Statura questioned who still used the gunship in an annotation. Ackbar replied by writing that Dornea still used them.[1]

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A Braha'tok-class gunship (below the cannon) is disabled by Darth Sidious's Force Lightning along with the other vessels of the Citizens' Fleet.

In 35 ABY,[15] Calrissian and Chewbacca traveled to the Core Worlds to muster any starships that could assist the Resistance who were fighting against Darth Sidious and the Sith Eternal at the planet Exegol. At least four Braha'tok-class gunship joined the large Citizens' Fleet that replied to their call, travelling to Exegol to fight the Sith Eternal's fleet, the Final Order. Although the fleet was successful in destroying many Xyston-class Star Destroyers, Darth Sidious struck the starships with Force lightning, disabling them. One Braha'tok was flying near General Poe Dameron's T-70 X-wing starfighter when both were disabled. However, the fleet were able to regain power and fight again after Sidious was distracted and killed by his granddaughter Rey Skywalker. Following their victory, the fleet traveled to the Resistance's base on[7] the jungle moon[20] Ajan Kloss for the victory celebrations.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

Identity[]

"2003: I find a bunch of forgotten stills of the 'ROJ BG Ship' in a misfiled manila folder in image archives. Up until then, we fans only knew it as "the Y-head corvette" 2016: The Dornean gunship flies again as part of the Rebel fleet in Rogue One. It's the little things."
―Pablo Hidalgo[21]
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The Braha'tok-class gunship first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

The starship later known as the Braha'tok-class gunship first appeared as a background ship in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the third installment of the Star Wars original trilogy, directed by Richard Marquand.[5] Its names Braha'tok-class gunship and Dornean gunship originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity through the original StarWars.com Databank[22] on August 31, 2006.[23]

In canon continuity, the name Dornean gunship was first mentioned in the 2015 novel Lost Stars, written by Claudia Gray, but not linked to the starship in Return of the Jedi.[8] However, the background ship reappeared in Gareth Edwards' 2016 anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story[10] and the Dornean gunship was mentioned in Pablo Hidalgo's visual guide for the film released on the same day.[24] Hidalgo then referred to the background ship as the Dornean gunship in "Rogue One Secrets," an episode of The Star Wars Show uploaded onto YouTube in early 2017, confirming that in the canon continuity the two were the same starship.[25] The name Braha'tok-class gunship was reintroduced to canon through the 2017 reference book and box set Star Wars: The Rebel Files, written by Daniel Wallace.[1]

Origins[]

"When I presented it to Joe Johnston he stated that it looked like "Something from Galactica"."
―Bill George explains Joe Johnston's view on the Braha'tok-class gunship[26]

The first model of the Braha'tok-class gunship was conceived by the Industrial Light & Magic model maker Bill George for Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi[25] after art director Joe Johnston asked him to create a background starship for the film. With little time to work with, George spent as little as two days designing the ship, mainly through kitbashing, making the main body out of a very thin vacuformed fuselage from an item on his kit wall. Due to how thin the model was, George strengthened it by filling it with urethane, which made the object very heavy for its size. The finished design[26] was given the name "ROJ BG ship", standing for either 'Return of the Jedi background ship' or 'Return of the Jedi Bill George ship'.[25]

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Pablo Hidalgo found reference photos of the gunship's original model in a filing cabinet and posted them on StarWars.com.

When the ROJ BG ship was first presented to Johnston, he disliked it, saying it looked like a starship out of the Battlestar Galactica franchise.[26] Subsequently, the ship had a very small role in the final film. However, fans latched onto the obscure background ship and, according to Pablo Hidalgo, it became celebrated,[25] receiving the nickname "the Y-head corvette."[21] The model of the gunship was stored in the Lucasfilm Archives while black and white[27] reference photos[28] of it were stored in Lucasfilm's image unit. In 2003, Hidalgo was researching the "cantina aliens" when he found the photos[27] in manila folder in[21] a filing cabinet.[27] He chose to post the reference images on StarWars.com's member exclusive Hyperspace feature Photoreceptor on June 6 of that year.[29]

Around three years later,[23] the StarWars.com member "Ello137"[30] wrote a fan entry for the Braha'tok-class gunship, which introduced its in-universe model names and backstory for the first time. Submitted to the forty-eighth contest of the Hyperspace feature "What's The Story?," the entry won and became the Databank entry for the "Dornean gunship." Ello137 saw the competition as an opportunity to link obscure elements of the Expanded Universe with obscure things in the movies. The user conceived the names Braha'tok and Torktarak[31] as gunships of the class,[30] intending them to be mythical Dornean names.[31]

Development in canon[]

"We started building that model for Rebels, they translated it into a photo real version for…er Rogue."
―Pablo Hidalgo details the new model for Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story[25]
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Concept art for the Braha'tok-class gunship by Goran Josic for Star Wars Rebels.

The Braha'tok-class gunship found a second life[32] when its own animation model was eventually made for the television show Star Wars Rebels'[25] season three finale "Zero Hour," which was directed by Justin Ridge[33] and made its debut on March 25 2017.[34] The animation model was also translated into a photo-real version for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Hidalgo later revealed details about the Braha'tok's behind the scenes history in "Rogue One Secrets"[25] and "Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates," a panel part of Celebration Orlando in 2017.[28]

The Braha'tok was also included in a depiction of a Corellian spaceport, flying above a landing area, in concept art for Ron Howard's 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story.[35] In 2020, the Braha'tok-class gunship was brought as part of the JOYMAX mobile game Star Wars: Starfighter Missions. The gunship was the opponent in one of the missions of the Empire faction, being combated above the[11] gas giant[36] Bespin with the objective being for the vessel to be destroyed. During the mission, the Braha'tok would fire concussion missiles which maintianed a straight course or eventually broke into bi-directional curved arcs while the turbolasers loosed slower moving explosive particles that partially scattered before detonating. The Braha'tok-class gunship could be destroy by successively taking out its weapons before targeting its engines and destroying the gunship.[11]

Inconsistencies[]

Star Wars: The Rebel Files and DK Publishing's 2018 reference book Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles, written by Landry Q. Walker, claim that the crew of the Braha'tok-class gunship is 75[1][3] whereas the 2018 and 2020 Fantasy Flight Games roleplaying game sourcebooks Knights of Fate and Starships and Speeders set it as 70.[37][2] Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles states the gunships hyperdrive to be class 1,[3] but Knights of Fate and Starship and Speeders also contradicts this, setting it as class 3.[2] This article uses the information from Knights of Fate and Starships and Speeders as the more recent sources.

The armament of the Braha'tok-class gunship in Knights of Fate and Starships and Speeders—two proton torpedo launchers, four concussion missile launchers, two twin light turbolaser cannons and eight quad laser cannons—also contradicts[37][2] Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles[3] and DK publishing's 2019 reference book Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition,[14] both of which claim the armament is eight concussion missile launchers and eight turbolasers.[3][14] Star Wars: The Rebel Files and The Art of Star Wars Rebels, the book of concept art for the Star Wars Rebels written by Daniel Wallace and released in 2020, also state that the armament is concussion missile launchers and turbolasers.[1][32] This article prioritizes the information on the armament given by Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles and Ultimate Star Wars: New Edition.

The Art of Star Wars Rebels claims that starfighters could dock into a hangar in the Braha'tok-class gunship,[32] whereas numerous other sources, including Rebel Files, Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles, Knights of Fate, Starships and Speeders and Alexander Freed's 2015 novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, claim that the gunship carries the fighters on its undercarriage.[1][3][37][2][4] Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles further specifies that the Braha'tok possesses attachment clips to carry the starfighters.[3] This article ignores the information given by The Art of Star Wars Rebels in this case.

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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Victory's Price
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Lost Stars
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Star Wars: Dawn of Rebellion: The Visual Guide
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Star Wars: Starfighter Missions
  12. 12.0 12.1 Alphabet Squadron
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Zero Hour"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 Star Wars: Timelines
  16. Rogue One Adaptation 5
  17. The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem
  18. Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy
  19. Star Wars: The Rebel Files establishes that The Rebel Files were buried on the same day as the Battle of Endor, which takes place in 4 ABY, according to Star Wars: Timelines. Since Star Wars: The Rebel Files also establishes that the files were rediscovered thirty years later, they must have been uncovered in 34 ABY.
  20. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 TwitterLogo Pablo Hidalgo (@pabl0hidalgo) on Twitter: "2003: I find a bunch of forgotten stills of the 'ROJ BG Ship' in a misfiled manila folder in image archives. Up until then, we fans only knew it as "the Y-head corvette" 2016: The Dornean gunship flies again as part of the Rebel fleet in Rogue One. It's the little things." (backup link) (In response to "Happy Anniversary to #RogueOne and the scene that literally caused me to shout an audible cheer of joy in the theatre. Best Star Wars film experience I ever had. Period.")
  22. Databank title Dornean gunship in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  23. 23.0 23.1 StarWars What's the Story, Round 6 on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  24. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 The star wars show logo The Star Wars Show: Rogue One Secrets Explained on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)  (Posted on StarWars.com)
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Laurent Perini's ROTJ and Rogue One Dornean Gunship by Perini, Laurent on www.modelermagic.com (May 6, 2017): "The little hammerhead model has returned in Rogue One!" (archived from the original on February 20, 2020)
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 TwitterLogo Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) on Twitter: "I found these photos as black and white 8 x 10s in an old folder in a filing cabinet in Lucasfilm's image unit in 2003 when I was researching some cantina alien stuff. The model is still in the Archives. Glad this ship was able to find new life. Check out this thread for more." (screenshot) (In response to "A few years ago, @pablohidalgo published a photo of the ILM model.")
  28. 28.0 28.1 SWYTlogo Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  29. HyperspaceIcon Photoreceptor - Mystery Ship Solved on Hyperspace (content removed from StarWars.com and unavailable)
  30. 30.0 30.1 Databank title Dornean gunship in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  31. 31.0 31.1 StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked "What's the Story, Ello137? Funny you should ask …" — Apocalypse LaterEllo137's StarWars.com Blog (backup link)
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 The Art of Star Wars Rebels
  33. StarWars "Zero Hour" Episode Guide | Star Wars Rebels on StarWars.com (backup link)
  34. Star Wars Rebels : Zero Hour - Part One on Screener (February 8, 2017) (archived from the original on March 26, 2017)
  35. The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story
  36. StarWars-DatabankII Bespin in the Databank (backup link)
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Knights of Fate

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