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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[src]

The Kom'rk-class fighter/transport, also known as 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,[11] colored red and black rather than the normal white and blue color scheme, as a transport and a Shadow Collective flagship.[12] 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.[13]

30 years after the Battle of Endor,[source?] the retired pirate Delphi Kloda owned a Gauntlet called the Sparrowhawk, which he lent to his former protege Bazine Netal.[14] The Mandalorian Protectors used a similar fighter known as the Fang fighter.[15]

History[]

Clone Wars[]

A modified Kom'rk-class fighter patrols Concord Dawn.

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.[16] 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.[17]

Death Watch's commander Pre Vizsla and his second in command, Bo-Katan Kryze then took one of their fighters and found two Zabraks; former Sith Lord Maul and his brother, Nightbrother Savage Opress. Vizsla then took them to his camp on Zanbar. Together, they 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.[18]

Later history[]

Bo-Katan's ship

Bo-Katan Kryze was in command of a Kom'rk-class fighter[19] around 9 ABY.[20]

In 35 ABY,[21] 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.[10]

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Behind the scenes[]

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

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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.com Encyclopedia Gauntlet fighter in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Starships and Speeders
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 StarWars-DatabankII.png Gauntlet Fighter in the Databank (backup link)
  5. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Mandalore Plot"
  6. Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir 1
  7. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Together Again"
  8. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Imperial Supercommandos"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Twin Suns"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  11. StarWars-DatabankII.png The Nightbrother in the Databank (backup link)
  12. Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir
  13. SWRM.png "Ring Race"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 1
  14. "The Perfect Weapon"
  15. StarWars-DatabankII.png Fang Fighter in the Databank (backup link)
  16. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duchess of Mandalore"
  17. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"
  18. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
  19. The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 16: The Rescue"
  20. StarWars.com SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, the events of "Chapter 16: The Rescue" must have taken place around 9 ABY.
  21. 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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