OS-72-8 was the designation of a TIE/LN starfighter pilot who served in the Imperial Navy by 3 ABY. That year, the Galactic Empire occupied the planet Bespin. During the occupation, the YT-1300 light freighter Millennium Falcon managed to escape the planet, and OS-72-8 was among the TIE pilots who subsequently pursued the freighter. However, the TIE fighters were unable to capture the Millennium Falcon, with the freighter managing to evade Imperial capture in space.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
OS-72-8 was created for 2003's The Empire Strikes Back expansion set of Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars Trading Card Game. Although the card identified OS-72-8 as a TIE fighter designation, the 2008 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia identified OS-72-8 as the TIE fighter's pilot. This article assumes The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia is correct, and treats OS-72-8 as the TIE pilot.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Trading Card Game - The Empire Strikes Back (Card: ) (First mentioned)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia