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"Got it!"
―Sila Kott[src]

Sila Kott, a female human from Toprawa, was a starfighter pilot in the Alliance to Restore the Republic. She flew an A-wing as Red Three at the Battle of Endor, where she was shot down by two Imperial TIE Interceptors in an attempt to lead them away from her wingmates.

Biography[edit | edit source]

A female human[1] from the Outer Rim[5] planet of Toprawa, Sila Kott ended up joining the Starfighter Corps of the Alliance to Restore the Republic,[1] a resistance movement that sought to topple the dictatorial Galactic Empire.[6] In 4 ABY,[2] she participated in a decisive battle at Endor, flying an A-wing interceptor with Red Squadron under the callsign Red Three. Although the rebels managed to destroy the Empire's second Death Star battlestation, Kott did not live to see the Alliance triumph. Indeed, at one point during the battle, the pilot went head to head with swarms of Imperial fighters, and perished under enemy fire when she tried to lead two TIE/IN interceptors away from her comrades.[3] To honor her contribution to liberating the galaxy, a flight school in her name was built on her home planet.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Sila Kott first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the third and final film in the Star Wars original trilogy.[3] Portrayed by British actress Poppy Hands, she was inexplicably dubbed over by an American man's voice in the final cut of the film.[7]

Nevertheless, both the official Databank on[4] and the activity book Star Wars: A-wing Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model correctly identify Kott as a woman.[1]

Although the Databank has Kott listed as Red Two,[4] Return of the Jedi hints at her being Red Three,[3] which is confirmed by the Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model.[1]

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