Tarkin's Revenge was a squadron of at least three TIE/fo space superiority fighters that served in the navy of the First Order, and may have been involved with the Starkiller aerial defense force. Named for Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin of the Galactic Empire, the unit was stationed on the Starkiller Base superweapon during the Order's conflict with the Resistance. In the year 34 ABY, the squadron was part of the forces scrambled to engage Resistance T-70 X-wing starfighters above the base during the Battle of Starkiller Base. During the fighting the fighters of Tarkin's Revenge fought against the Resistance Commander Poe Dameron in his X-wing starfighter Black One. Ultimately, the First Order lost the battle and Starkiller Base was destroyed.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Tarkin's Revenge were first identified in the reference book Star Wars Complete Locations, which was released in 2016. The squadron is supposed to be one of the many seen in the final battle of the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which was released in 2015; however, it is impossible to tell exactly which of the starfighters in the film the squadron is suppose to be.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Complete Locations (First identified as Tarkin's Revenge)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded