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The H-60 Tempest bomber was a model of bomber starfighter produced by Slayn & Korpil for the Clone Wars-era Galactic Republic. Although the Republic Navy elected not to use it, the basic shape of the H-60 went on to inspire that of the Blade Wing prototype, which in turn led to the creation of the A/SF-01 B-wing starfighter.

CharacteristicsEdit

The H-60 Tempest bomber was shaped like a broad, rigid airfoil with detachable cockpits—one for the pilot and the other for the gunner—at each end.[1]

HistoryEdit

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An H-60 bomber used by the Alliance to Restore the Republic

The H-60 Tempest bomber was produced by the Verpine shipwright Slayn & Korpil for the starfleet of the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. However, the navy disliked its design, because it proved problematic for the clone trooper test pilots. Therefore, most H-60s ended up in scrapyards.[1]

Fifteen years after the foundation of the Galactic Empire, the dictatorial successor state of the Republic, the Mon Calamari engineer Quarrie drew inspiration from the H-60—along with the T-6 shuttle and the V-19 Torrent starfighter—to create the powerful Blade Wing prototype. Quarrie awarded both his prototype and his services to the anti-Imperial Alliance to Restore the Republic. In a joint venture with Slayn & Korpil, he continued to develop the ship in secret, which ultimately led to the birth of the A/SF-01 B-wing starfighter.[1]

Around the time of the Battle of Yavin, some original H-60s were still used by the Alliance to Restore the Republic. At least two such ships from Ord Bueri were kept in reserve at the Alliance's main base on Yavin 4.[2]

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Alliance to Restore the Republic starship classes
Space stations
FireStar II-class · Harbor-class · Mk IX Orbital Maintenance Depot
Capital ships
Dreadnought-class · Lucrehulk-class · Marsheem-class · MC40A · MC75 (MC75 Armored · MC75 Ordnance) · MC80 (MC80A Home One Type · MC80 Liberty Type) · Neutron Star-class · Unidentified Mon Calamari cruiser · Unidentified Mon Calamari cruiser 1 · Unidentified Mon Calamari cruiser 2 · Unidentified Mon Calamari cruiser 3 · Unidentified Rebel Alliance starship
Sub-capital ships
Assault Frigate Mark II · DP20 · EF76 Nebulon-B · MC30C · Pelta-class (Pelta-class Assault · Pelta-class Command) · Quasar Fire-class
Corvettes
Alderaanian diplomatic cruiser (CR70 corvette · CR90 corvette) · Braha'tok-class gunship · Free Virgillia-class · Sphyrna-class (Hammerhead Scout · Hammerhead Torpedo)
Freighters
VCX-100 light freighter · YT-1300 light freighter · YT-1760 Small Transport · YT-2400 light freighter · YV-929 light freighter
Transports & Shuttles
CSS-1 Corellian Star Shuttle · GR-75 medium transport (GR-75 Combat Retrofit) · HWK-290 light freighter · Jadthu-class · Kom'rk-class · Lambda-class · Sheathipede-class · Taylander shuttle · Unidentified Rebel Alliance shuttle · Y-45 armored transport hauler
Gunships
UT-60D U-wing · X4 Gunship
Starfighters & Bombers
A/SF-01 B-wing · ARC-170 · Alpha-class Xg-1 · BTL Y-wing (BTL-A4 Y-wing assault · BTL-B Y-wing · BTL-S3 Y-wing) · Delta-7 Aethersprite-class · E-wing · Fang-class · H-60 Tempest · IE-440 Nighthawk · N-1 · A-wing (R-22 Spearhead · RZ-1 A-wing · RZ-1T) · T-47 · X-wing (Patrol X-wing · T-65B X-wing (T-65B X-wing Exterior Variant /1 · T-65B X-wing Exterior Variant /2) · T-65C-A2 X-wing) · VCX-series auxiliary · Z-95 Headhunter
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