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"Look around—your Mandalorians have been crushed. Only my droids remain now. Your battle is already lost."
"We're not finished yet. My Gauntlet fighters have yet to enter the fight!"
General Grievous and Maul during a battle on Zanbar[8]

The Kom'rk-class fighter/transport, also known as Kom'rk Class fighter transport or the Gauntlet starfighter, was a type of starfighter and troop transport used by the Mandalorian splinter faction known as Death Watch during the Clone Wars. The fighters were utilized as part of a move by Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla to end Satine Kryze's pacifist rule of Mandalore and restore the Mandalorians to their former warrior past. These ships were later used by Maul's Shadow Collective army during battles on Zanbar, Ord Mantell, and Vizsla Keep 09. During each of these battles, Maul utilized a gauntlet fighter called the Nightbrother,[13] colored red and black rather than the normal white and blue color scheme, as a transport and a Shadow Collective flagship.[14] During the reign of the Galactic Empire, a gauntlet fighter known as the Splendour was owned by the Besalisk criminal Galus Vez, who used it to race opponents on his private racing track, the Fool's Run.[15]

The Mandalorian Protectors used a similar fighter known as the Fang fighter.[16] During the time of the New Republic, Bo-Katan Kryze utilized a Kom'rk-class fighter in several occasions, including a dogfight over Kalevala.[5] Thirty years after the Battle of Endor,[17] the retired pirate Delphi Kloda owned a Gauntlet called the Sparrowhawk, which he lent to his former protege Bazine Netal.[18]


Clone Wars[]


Death Watch warriors deploy from a Kom'rk-class fighter.

During the Clone Wars, the Death Watch used several of these fighters to evacuate their hideout at one of Concordia's mines. Death Watch then prepared several of these fighters to take part in taking Sundari when the Republic's Grand Army would arrive to occupy Mandalore.[19] However, when the Republic did not occupy Mandalore, Death Watch broke their ties with the Confederacy and took their fighters to their camp on Carlac.[20]

Death Watch's commander Pre Vizsla and his second in command, Bo-Katan Kryze then took one of their fighters and found two Zabraks; the renegade Sith Lord Maul and his brother Savage Opress. Vizsla then took them to his camp on Zanbar. Together, the Death Watch and the Sith agreed to form an alliance with Maul and other criminal syndicates. Maul, Vizsla and their forces then took their fighters to Black Sun's Mustafar base, Gardulla the Hutt's Palace on Nal Hutta, and Jabba the Hutt's Palace on Tatooine.[21]

Later history[]

"This is a Kom'rk Class fighter transport. I'll use this to drop you in and you will operate as a tight military unit."
―Bo-Katan Kryze to the Children of the Watch[22]
Gauntlet on Mandalore

Bo-Katan's ship

Bo-Katan Kryze was in command of a Kom'rk-class fighter on Lafete[23] around 9 ABY.[24] She later used her starfighter to travel from Kalevala to Mandalore with R5-D4 and Grogu.[25] When she had returned to Kalevala, she was attacked by TIE/IN interceptors. She was able to destroy several interceptors, and utilized an heat-seeking missile to destroy a TIE/sa bomber, but eventually retreated after a backup of TIE interceptors arrived.[5] Later, Kryze used her ship to drop two teams of Mandalorian warriors to relieve Nevarro from a pirate siege and to destroy Gorian Shard's Corsair with the help of Din Djarin and his N-1 starfighter.[22]

In 35 ABY,[26] Gauntlet starfighters were part of a fleet assembled by Lando Calrissian to assist the Resistance during the battle against the Sith Eternal forces over the planet Exegol.[12]

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Behind the scenes[]

Gauntlet starfighters were created for the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.



Notes and references[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars Gauntlet fighter in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Starships and Speeders
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 StarWars-DatabankII Gauntlet Fighter in the Databank (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The-Mandalorian-logo The Mandalorian — "Chapter 19: The Convert"
  6. SWZ01 logo Star Wars: X-Wing Second EditionGauntlet Fighter Expansion Pack (Card: Drop-Seat Bay)
  7. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Mandalore Plot"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir 1
  9. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Together Again"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Imperial Supercommandos"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Twin Suns"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  13. StarWars-DatabankII The Nightbrother in the Databank (backup link)
  14. Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir
  15. SWRM "Ring Race" — Star Wars Rebels Magazine 1
  16. StarWars-DatabankII Fang Fighter in the Databank (backup link)
  17. The Del Rey Star Wars timeline places "The Perfect Weapon" in between Canto Bight and Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. StarWars 4 Reasons Canto Bight Is an Essential Read on StarWars.com (backup link) states that Canto Bight takes place a few days prior to Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, which Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary places in the same year as the Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens to 34 ABY, meaning that both Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, and Canto Bight take place in the same year. Because "The Perfect Weapon" takes place in between Canto Bight and Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, it must also take place in 34 ABY.
  18. "The Perfect Weapon"
  19. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Duchess of Mandalore"
  20. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "A Friend in Need"
  21. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Eminence"
  22. 22.0 22.1 The-Mandalorian-logo The Mandalorian — "Chapter 21: The Pirate"
  23. The-Mandalorian-logo The Mandalorian — "Chapter 16: The Rescue"
  24. Star Wars: Timelines dates the events of "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" and "Chapter 16: The Rescue" to 9 ABY. The events of Chapters 1–16 must therefore also take place in 9 ABY.
  25. The-Mandalorian-logo The Mandalorian — "Chapter 18: The Mines of Mandalore"
  26. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker to one year after the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Force Awakens to 34 ABY, the events of The Rise of Skywalker must occur in 35 ABY.
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