- "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. 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
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
- ↑ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ 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"
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi