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"Red Five standing by."
―Luke Skywalker — (audio) Listen (file info)[2]

Red Five was the call sign of the fifth member of Red Squadron. There were a number of starfighter squadrons with this name, and several pilots went by the call sign Red Five.


A Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor pilot flew as "Red Five" with the Galactic Republic's Red Squadron under Jedi Master Mavra Zane in pursuit of Separatist leader Shu Mai over Felucia.[1]

An unknown clone trooper pilot went by the call sign of Red Five. He was killed during a mission to Tythe in 19 BBY.

Luke Skywalker flying as Red Five during the Battle of Yavin.

At the climax of the Clone Wars, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker flew an Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor in the Battle of Coruscant[3] under the designation Red Five.[4]

Rebel pilot Luke Skywalker flew a T-65 X-wing starfighter as Red Five in the Battle of Yavin,[2] and on a mission to Lubang Minor approximately seven months later.[5] After the Battle of Endor, Skywalker resumed his use of the call sign in a battle at Tandankin.[6]

Due to a lack of personnel, the wookiee smuggler Chewbacca was assigned to Red Squadron and took on the call sign during a reconnaissance mission to Kamino.[7]

Grizz Frix flew as Red Five at the Battle of Endor,[8] during which he was killed in the explosion of his X-wing starfighter.[9]

Shortly after the Alliance's victory at Endor, a pilot using the call sign Red Five flew with the Rebel Bakura task force during the planet's invasion by the Ssi-ruuvi Imperium. "Red Five" led an element of Red Squadron tasked initially with protecting the Quasar Fire-class bulk cruiser Flurry, before being reassigned to the defense of Rogue One Wedge Antilles.[10]

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In the novelization of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the pilot identified as "Pops" uses the call sign Red Five,[11] while the film gives him the call sign Gold Five.[2]

Red5 was used as a cheat code in Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II which granted the player all weapons and full ammunition.

Red Five is the inspiration for the call sign of the parodic character Pink Five.


Red Five, the starfighter that destroyed the Death Star.


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