- "You hit one proton bomb, and you'll touch off the whole magazine!"
- ―Sabine Wren, to Garazeb Orrelios
Proton bombs were powerful explosive weapons carried by bomber craft such as BTL-A4 Y-wing starfighters and TIE/sa bombers. The bombs themselves were spherical in appearance, although when stored in cylindrical containers, they could also be used as high-yield explosives capable of producing great damage to heavily armored vehicles such as AT-ATs.
- "Drop the payload, now!"
- ―Poe Dameron, during the evacuation of D'Qar
During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems' Navy used Hyena-class bombers that carried proton bombs during the Battle of Christophsis. The Galactic Republic Navy's Y-wing bombers also used proton bombs extensively during the War. During the Ryloth Campaign, the Separatist forces once again employed Hyena bombers, this time to carpet-bomb numerous villages on Ryloth in a failed attempt to scapegoat the inevitable Republic victory as a bloodbath.
Decades later, the Resistance carried proton bombs into combat by MG-100 StarFortress SF-17 bombers. Proton bombs in Resistance StarFortresses were often decorated with cartoons or defiant messages towards their enemies. They were used to bomb the Fulminatrix, a Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought during the evacuation of D'Qar. While the bombers suffered heavy losses - especially when three bombers were lost in an explosive chain reaction from a TIE fighter crashing into one of the bombers' bomb bays - a lone bomber managed to drop its entire payload on the dreadnought, destroying both itself and the dreadnought.
- Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
- The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Ultimate Sticker Collection
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Heroes of the Galaxy
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy From A To Z
- TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
- ↑ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "The Last Battle"
- ↑ Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cat and Mouse"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "The Forgotten Droid"