The Hynestian Star Cruiser was a class of starship that fought against the Sith Eternal forces at the Battle of Exegol as a part of Lando Calrissian's citizens' fleet in 35 ABY.

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Sharing its name with the human Hynestian race from the planet Hynestia,[5] the Hynestian Star Cruiser was a class of starship[1] that came into service by[2] 35 ABY.[6] It was equipped with two engines and six smaller engines at the rear of the vessel, with two at midship. It also featured a hyperdrive and two hangars,[3] and several of the ships fighting at the Battle of Exegol were also painted in colored livery.[2]

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At the Battle of Exegol in 35 ABY,[6] large scores of Hynestian Star Cruisers arrived at the Sith world as part of[2] a citizens' fleet[4] of volunteer civilians gathered by former Rebel Alliance and New Republic General Lando Calrissian from throughout the galaxy that took up arms to resist the Sith Eternal's attempt at galactic domination.[2] Hynestian Star Cruisers were temporarily disabled above the embattled planet when the resurrected Galactic Emperor Darth Sidious, leader of the Sith Eternal, unleashed a torrent of Force lightning against the citizens' fleet during the battle, although the Sith were ultimately defeated shortly afterwards.[2]

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Hynestian Star Cruisers first appeared in The Rise of Skywalker.

The Hynestian Star Cruiser appeared in the 2019 sequel trilogy film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.[2] It was identified by a name that originated from the film production[7] in the 2020 video "Every Ship in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy," which was released by StarWarsKids.com as part of their Star Wars By the Numbers series.[1]

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