The PTB-625 planetary bomber was a bomber that was jointly produced by the Incom Corporation and Sublight Products Corporation. With a narrow spaceframe flanked by large engines, the PTB-625 resembled other Incom/Subpro starfighters such as the Z-95 Headhunter, NTB-630 naval bomber, and the ARC-170. The PTB-625 was not as maneuverable as the NTB-630 and was designed for planetary bombardment. It was in common use by Republic Navy forces in the Outer Rim during the Clone Wars of 22 BBY.
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The PTB-625 bomber was first mentioned in the 2005 Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections, a book detailing vehicles seen in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Later, the page mentioning the PTB-625 was reprinted in Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections, and the bomber received a mention in the Databank entry of the ARC-170 starfighter on StarWars.com, as well as in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia entry of the NTB-630 bomber. The PTB-625 was later mentioned in 2012's The Essential Guide to Warfare, by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart. It was eventually pictured in The Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Rules Supplement Stay on Target.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II ("NTB-630")
- (as PTB-626)
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- Stay on Target (First pictured)