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This article is about the flight callsign. You may be looking for the Star Wars Insider article "Red Five".

Red Five at the Battle of Yavin.

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

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 name Red Five.


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.

Anakin Skywalker flew as Red Five during a number of battles in the Clone Wars, including the Battle of Coruscant.

Luke Skywalker flew as Red Five in the Battle of Yavin, and in the Battle of Lubang Minor seven months later. Years later, after the Battle of Endor, Skywalker resumed his use of the call sign in the Battle of Tandankin.[1][2][3]

Chewbacca was assigned the call sign during a mission to Kamino.[4]

In 4 ABY, Grizz Frix flew as Red Five during the Battle of Endor.[5]

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.[6]

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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,[7] while the film gives him the call sign Gold Five.[1]

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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