The Resistance Starfighter Corps was the Resistance's primary means of aerospace attack and defense. Approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor, the Corps engaged with the forces of the First Order during the Battle of Takodana and later the Battle of Starkiller Base.
The Starfighter Corps served as the Resistance's primary means of naval space attack and defense, with capital ships nearly impossible to acquire following New Republic demilitarization efforts. As a result, the Resistance had few capital ships.
The Starfighter Corps combat missions typically broke the squadron into paired fighter elements, consisting of a lead and a wingman. During the Corps stay on D'Qar, the Resistance maintained two primary X-wing squadrons codenamed Red Squadron and Blue Squadron. Blue Squadron served as the primary defensive force for the then Resistance base, while Red Squadron served as support. Leading both squadrons was Poe Dameron as Black Leader in his specialized X-wing, Black One.
The youngest and brightest of the Resistance military typically filled out the ranks of the Starfighter Corps, with many of them recruited from local planetary defense forces. Tending to be high spirited, idealistic and closely-knit together, these 'victory kids' were both proud of their service and eager for action. Despite this, veteran pilots such as Poe Dameron and Nien Nunb flew as part of the Corps, bringing years of tactical experience to both inspire and train the next generation of pilots.
Resistance pilots wore standard 'interstellar orange'-colored piloting jumpsuit and were equipped with basic survival equipment when piloting their starfighters. A single box-shaped FreiTek life support unit was attached to their chest, while four signal flares in a bandolier strapped onto their knee helped increase their chances of survival. In addition, they also wore a white, inflatable flight vest and ejection harness. Additionally, they wore padded flight gauntlets and an insulated flight helmet, along with a Guidenhauser flight harness.
Resistance pilots normally flew in T-70 X-wing starfighters, although the Resistance also utilized Resistance transports to ferry troops and personnel. At least 1 pilot, L'ulo L'ampar, flew an RZ-1 A-wing interceptor early on in the cold war. Tallissan Lintra flew an RZ-2 A-wing interceptor.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Poe Dameron: Flight Log
- Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 6 (Droid Directory: EGL Power Droids) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines (First identified as Resistance Starfighter Corps)
- Star Wars: Look and Find
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
- The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
- Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Activity Book with Stickers
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual
- Star Wars: The Galactic Explorer's Guide
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Galactic Guide
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- (First identified as Starfighter Corps)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Poe Dameron 1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Before the Awakening
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Resistance Reborn
- ↑ 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- ↑ Star Wars Resistance – "Rebuilding the Resistance"
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron
- ↑ "Ghosts of Kashyyyk, Part 1"—Star Wars Adventures 27
- ↑ Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
- ↑ "SaBBotage"—Poe Dameron 1
- ↑ Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
- ↑ Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- ↑ Poe Dameron 17
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 20.2 Poe Dameron Annual 2
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary