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"Hey, any of the fighters run fully-loaded?"
"Well, the trainer's prepped. Been using it a lot lately with the newer recruits."
―Ezra Bridger and a Rebel soldier[src]

The RZ-1T, also known as RZ-1T A-wing,[5] was a model of A-wing trainer starship[1] used by the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire[2] and later the Rebel Alliance, to train aspiring rebel pilots.[3] The starship, developed in the early days of the rebellion,[1] bore many similarities to the base RZ-1,[6] such as a wedge-shaped hull, dual laser cannons and sublight engines, and an internal hyperdrive.[3] Due to its role as a pilot training vehicle, the RZ-1T also featured an additional seat reserved for an instructor in the back of the cockpit.[1]

One RZ-1T was stationed at Phoenix Cell's secret base[3] in 2 BBY[7] and used to train the rebel cell's new recruits.[3] During this time, Padawan Ezra Bridger and Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus used the RZ-1T to travel to Vizsla Keep 09 and rescue their friends from the former Sith Lord, Maul.[2] Some time later, Bridger took the trainer without authorization to the desert planet of Tatooine in order to meet with Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and warn him of Maul. However, after landing, Bridger and C1-10P, who had stowed away aboard the vessel, were ambushed by the native Tusken Raiders. After taking six bolts from the Raiders' blaster rifles, the RZ-1T exploded.[3]

In 0 ABY, a dilapidated RZ-1T was in the possession of the Dreamers, an extremist rebel group formed from the remnants of Saw Gerrera's Partisans. The trainer was kept in a cache of stolen ships in the cell's encampment on the planet Jeosyn. During a mission conducted by the Empire's Inferno Squad to infiltrate and integrate within the rebel cell, Agent Gideon Hask often went flying in the RZ-1T with the group's leader, Staven.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

The RZ-1T was a model of starship that first appeared, albeit identified only as a "trainer," in "The Holocrons of Fate," the second episode of the third season of the canon animated series Star Wars Rebels,[2] released on October 1, 2016.[8] It was later identified as an RZ-1T in the starship's Databank entry on StarWars.com.[1]

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