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The '''Rescue on Kessel''' was an operation that took place around [[1 ABY]]. During the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic|Rebellion]]'s [[Assault on Kile II|assault]] on [[Kile II]], [[Wedge Antilles]]'s [[BTL Y-wing starfighter|Y-wing]] starfighter had been disabled by [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] forces. Antilles was smuggled into an evacuation shuttle and shipped to the prisons of [[Kessel]]. [[Rogue Squadron]] commander [[Luke Skywalker]] led a raid on the prisons using modified [[T-65 X-wing starfighter|X-wing]] starfighters, equipped with [[ion cannon]]s. He and [[Rogue Squadron]] disabled the [[Armored hovertrain]] carrying Wedge using their ion cannons.
 
The '''Rescue on Kessel''' was an operation that took place around [[1 ABY]]. During the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic|Rebellion]]'s [[Assault on Kile II|assault]] on [[Kile II]], [[Wedge Antilles]]'s [[BTL Y-wing starfighter|Y-wing]] starfighter had been disabled by [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] forces. Antilles was smuggled into an evacuation shuttle and shipped to the prisons of [[Kessel]]. [[Rogue Squadron]] commander [[Luke Skywalker]] led a raid on the prisons using modified [[T-65 X-wing starfighter|X-wing]] starfighters, equipped with [[ion cannon]]s. He and [[Rogue Squadron]] disabled the [[Armored hovertrain]] carrying Wedge using their ion cannons.
 
 
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==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
Following the [[defection]] of [[Kasan Moor]], the [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] commander of the [[128th TIE Interceptor Squadron]], to the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic]], the Alliance used her knowledge of Imperial bases and operations to their advantage, and won a string of battles striking against Imperial installations. During an [[Assault on Kile II|assault]] on the Imperial spaceport in the canyons of [[Kile II]], [[Wedge Antilles]], of the elite Alliance starfighter unit [[Rogue Squadron]], was shot down by [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] forces, and was taken as a prisoner of war. Antilles was scheduled to be transferred to the prisons on the [[spice]] planet [[Kessel]]. Rogue Squadron, under the command of [[Luke Skywalker]], refused to let this happen, and a rescue operation was initiated to safely extract Antilles from the [[Armored hovertrain|hovertrain]] transferring him and other prisoners to the main prison facility.<ref name="rs" />
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Following the [[Liberation of Gerrard V|defection]] of [[Kasan Moor]], the [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] commander of the [[128th TIE Interceptor Squadron]], to the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic]], the Alliance used her knowledge of Imperial bases and operations to their advantage, and won a string of battles striking against Imperial installations. During an [[Assault on Kile II|assault]] on the Imperial spaceport in the canyons of [[Kile II]], [[Wedge Antilles]], of the elite Alliance starfighter unit [[Rogue Squadron]], was shot down by [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] forces, and was taken as a prisoner of war. Antilles was scheduled to be transferred to the prisons on the [[spice]] planet [[Kessel]]. Rogue Squadron, under the command of [[Luke Skywalker]], refused to let this happen, and a rescue operation was initiated to safely extract Antilles from the [[Armored hovertrain|hovertrain]] transferring him and other prisoners to the main prison facility.<ref name="rs" />
   
 
==The rescue==
 
==The rescue==
 
===Rescue of Wedge Antilles===
 
===Rescue of Wedge Antilles===
 
{{Quote|There it is. Rogue group, use your ion cannons. We want to disable this train, not destroy it.|Luke Skywalker|Star Wars: Rogue Squadron}}
 
{{Quote|There it is. Rogue group, use your ion cannons. We want to disable this train, not destroy it.|Luke Skywalker|Star Wars: Rogue Squadron}}
Using modified [[X-wing starfighter]]s equipped with [[ion cannon]]s, which shuts down the electric systems of whatever it impacts, Rogue Squadron deployed to disable the [[Armored hovertrain|hovertrain]] carrying Wedge Antilles and other prisoners. The Imperials attempted to use a convoy full of their men to mislead Rogue group's onboard lifesign scanners, but [[Kasan Moor]], Rogue group member and a former Imperial pilot, recognized this tactic and persuaded Rogue group to ignore it. Skywalker destroyed the convoy before moving onto the hover train carrying the prisoners. [[Zev Senesca]]'s long range scan confirmed Antilles to be on the train, and a barrage of ion cannon fire caused the train's systems to shut down, allowing Antilles and the train's passengers safe passage to escape.
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Using modified [[X-wing starfighter]]s equipped with [[ion cannon]]s, which shuts down the electric systems of whatever it impacts, Rogue Squadron deployed to disable the hovertrain carrying Wedge Antilles and other prisoners. The Imperials attempted to use a secondary convoy to mislead Rogue group's on-board lifesign scanners.<ref name="rs" />
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{{Gamemechanics|Star Wars: Rogue Squadron}}
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[[Kasan Moor]], Rogue group member and a former Imperial pilot, recognized this tactic and persuaded Rogue group to ignore it. Skywalker destroyed the convoy before moving onto the hover train carrying the prisoners. [[Zev Senesca]]'s long range scan confirmed Antilles to be on the train, and a barrage of ion cannon fire caused the train's systems to shut down, allowing Antilles and the train's passengers safe passage to escape.<ref name="rs" />
   
 
===Extraction of other prisoners===
 
===Extraction of other prisoners===
Based on advice given to him by Antilles, [[General]] [[Crix Madine]] organized an operation to free other rebel prisoners of war held on the planet. The prison camp Antilles was to be taken to, situated in a series of canyons, had three main facilities protected by a main [[Deflector shield generator|shield generator]]. The battle plan called for Rogue Squadron to knock out the main power generator, allowing Madine to deploy his commandos via a modified landing craft into the prison facilities and free the prisoners. Essentially a swift hit and run operation, the battle plan was successful, and the rebel strike team made it off the planet in one piece.
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Based on advice given to him by Antilles, [[General]] [[Crix Madine]] organized an operation to free other Rebel prisoners of war held on the planet. The prison camp Antilles was to be taken to, situated in a series of canyons, had three main facilities protected by a main [[DSS-02 shield generator|DSS-02]] [[Deflector shield generator|shield generator]], [[turbolaser]]s, and a [[missile turret]]. The battle plan called for Rogue Squadron to knock out the main power generator, allowing Madine to deploy his commandos via a [[Sentinel-class landing craft|landing craft]] into the prison facilities and free the prisoners. Skywalker and the Rogues protected the transport while it traveled to each of the three facilities and disembarked the [[Alliance Special Forces|Rebel]] [[commando]]s to free the prisoners. The rescue mission succeeded, and the Rogues and the transport returned to the fleet.<ref name="rs" />
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==Behind the scenes==
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The Rescue on Kessel appears in two consecutive missions in the [[1998]] [[video game]] ''[[Star Wars: Rogue Squadron]]''. It was also mentioned in the game's [[Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide|strategy guide]], ''[[Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 12]]'', and Wedge Antilles' entry in ''[[The New Essential Guide to Characters]]''.
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During the first mission, there is a secondary convoy which the player may ignore or destroy. This article assumes the Rogues skipped it and went to the hovertrain.
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It takes 129 enemy forces destroyed to win a gold medal.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
*''[[Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide]]
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*''[[Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide]]''
*''[[Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 12]]''
 
 
*''[[The New Essential Guide to Characters]]''
 
*''[[The New Essential Guide to Characters]]''
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*''[[Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 12]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Revision as of 23:17, February 13, 2013

The Rescue on Kessel was an operation that took place around 1 ABY. During the Rebellion's assault on Kile II, Wedge Antilles's Y-wing starfighter had been disabled by Imperial forces. Antilles was smuggled into an evacuation shuttle and shipped to the prisons of Kessel. Rogue Squadron commander Luke Skywalker led a raid on the prisons using modified X-wing starfighters, equipped with ion cannons. He and Rogue Squadron disabled the Armored hovertrain carrying Wedge using their ion cannons.

Soon after the rescue of Antilles, Rogue group returned with a commando team commanded by General Crix Madine and freed the remaining prisoners using Wedge's knowledge of the prison. They disabled the shield generator protecting the prison centers, evacuated the Rebel prisoners, and proceeded to rendezvous with the Rebel fleet.

Prelude

Following the defection of Kasan Moor, the Imperial commander of the 128th TIE Interceptor Squadron, to the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the Alliance used her knowledge of Imperial bases and operations to their advantage, and won a string of battles striking against Imperial installations. During an assault on the Imperial spaceport in the canyons of Kile II, Wedge Antilles, of the elite Alliance starfighter unit Rogue Squadron, was shot down by Imperial forces, and was taken as a prisoner of war. Antilles was scheduled to be transferred to the prisons on the spice planet Kessel. Rogue Squadron, under the command of Luke Skywalker, refused to let this happen, and a rescue operation was initiated to safely extract Antilles from the hovertrain transferring him and other prisoners to the main prison facility.[1]

The rescue

Rescue of Wedge Antilles

"There it is. Rogue group, use your ion cannons. We want to disable this train, not destroy it."
―Luke Skywalker[src]

Using modified X-wing starfighters equipped with ion cannons, which shuts down the electric systems of whatever it impacts, Rogue Squadron deployed to disable the hovertrain carrying Wedge Antilles and other prisoners. The Imperials attempted to use a secondary convoy to mislead Rogue group's on-board lifesign scanners.[1]

Kasan Moor, Rogue group member and a former Imperial pilot, recognized this tactic and persuaded Rogue group to ignore it. Skywalker destroyed the convoy before moving onto the hover train carrying the prisoners. Zev Senesca's long range scan confirmed Antilles to be on the train, and a barrage of ion cannon fire caused the train's systems to shut down, allowing Antilles and the train's passengers safe passage to escape.[1]

Extraction of other prisoners

Based on advice given to him by Antilles, General Crix Madine organized an operation to free other Rebel prisoners of war held on the planet. The prison camp Antilles was to be taken to, situated in a series of canyons, had three main facilities protected by a main DSS-02 shield generator, turbolasers, and a missile turret. The battle plan called for Rogue Squadron to knock out the main power generator, allowing Madine to deploy his commandos via a landing craft into the prison facilities and free the prisoners. Skywalker and the Rogues protected the transport while it traveled to each of the three facilities and disembarked the Rebel commandos to free the prisoners. The rescue mission succeeded, and the Rogues and the transport returned to the fleet.[1]

Behind the scenes

The Rescue on Kessel appears in two consecutive missions in the 1998 video game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. It was also mentioned in the game's strategy guide, Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 12, and Wedge Antilles' entry in The New Essential Guide to Characters.

During the first mission, there is a secondary convoy which the player may ignore or destroy. This article assumes the Rogues skipped it and went to the hovertrain.

It takes 129 enemy forces destroyed to win a gold medal.

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

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