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The Spiral was a Corellian Engineering Corporation CR90 corvette that operated as a privateer vessel for the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War fought by the Alliance against the Galactic Empire. Operated by a veteran crew with communications expert Del Goren a former member by 0 BBY, the Spiral ambushed multiple Imperial convoys, and the corvette was notorious for arriving at its destination when it was least expected.

Description[]

A privateer vessel,[2] the Spiral was a CR90 corvette[1] affiliated with the Rebel Alliance.[2] The hyperdrive-equipped starship was manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corporation.[1] The Spiral's spoked forward viewport differed from those found on other CR90 corvettes.[3]

History[]

Operational in the time before the Battle of Yavin, the Spiral was a Rebel Alliance privateer vessel which was in service during the Galactic Civil War, a conflict that was fought between the Alliance and the Galactic Empire.[2] In the course of its service, the corvette launched several successful ambushes on Imperial convoys. The Spiral established a name for itself by repeatedly reaching its destination when least expected.[1]

Commanders and crew[]

The Spiral was operated by a veteran crew.[1] One of the individuals who served aboard the privateer corvette was the Human male Del Goren, a communications expert also skilled in scanner jamming. Goren later joined the Alliance High Command.[2] In the year 0 BBY, Goren served at the High Command's headquarters, Massassi Station on the moon Yavin 4, during the Battle of Yavin.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

The Spiral was first mentioned on the "Rebel Tech" card in the A New Hope Limited expansion pack of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game.[2] The privateer corvette later received its own dedicated card in the Special Edition Limited expansion pack, which was its first visual depiction.[1] The image used to depict the Spiral is actually that of a concept model for the CR90 corvette Tantive IV; the "spoked window" viewport was later replaced by a thin horizontal viewport on the final design.[5][6]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Swccglogolg.png Star Wars Customizable Card GameSpecial Edition Limited (Card: Spiral) (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Swccglogolg.png Star Wars Customizable Card GameA New Hope Limited (Card: Rebel Tech) (backup link)
  3. The image used to depict the Spiral is actually that of a concept model for the Tantive IV, with the latter CR90 corvette's appearance in the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope film ultimately having a narrow horizontal viewport. The depiction of the Spiral as a CR90 corvette with a "spoked" viewport in-universe differs from the appearance of the Tantive IV and other official depictions of CR90 corvettes; another example of one with a horizontal viewport can be seen here, in an image from the The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels.
  4. Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  5. Star Wars: Behind the Magic
  6. Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop
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