A starfighter model used by the Trade Federation Droid Army featured a blocky underside with a square front and triangular rear. The unshielded craft was capable of deploying floating proximity mines from a rear compartment.
After the Trade Federation invaded the planet Naboo in 32 BBY, its forces began rounding up civilians and placing them in newly established slave camps. The Droid Army stationed two of its starfighter minelayers to drop mines at a series of camps along the banks of the Andrevea River. The two ships were destroyed and the camps were liberated by Lieutenant Gavyn Sykes, a Naboo pilot who had sneaked into the camps in a stolen Federation gunboat.
Behind the scenes
The minelayer appeared in the 2000 video game Star Wars: Episode I: Battle for Naboo, developed by Factor 5 and published by LucasArts. The player encounters them in the eighth level of the game, "Andrevea River."
- Star Wars: Episode I: Battle for Naboo (First appearance)