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The V-19 Torrent starfighter, also known as the V-19 Torrent Interceptor, was a model of starfighter manufactured by Slayn & Korpil.[1] They were used by the Republic Navy during the Clone Wars.[5]



Two V-19s patrol the skies of Coruscant with a Jedi Knight Delta-7s Aethersprite.

V-19 fighters were deployed during the Battle of Teth, where Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived with reinforcements to help Anakin Skywalker. With his wing man Odd Ball, they led the squadron against the Separatist Vulture droids orbiting the castle.[5] They also compromised a proportion of Skywalker's fighter forces aboard his flagship, the Resolute during the Malevolence crisis.

During the Battle of Quell, several V-19 fighters were deployed to defend Aayla Secura's crippled fleet from Vulture Droids while she was waiting for reinforcements led by Anakin Skywalker. Not long after that, V-19 fighters also saw action during the Battle of Ryloth, where Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano led a squadron against the Separatist blockade. However, they were caught in a trap and overwhelmed, resulting Tano's second-in-command Axe being killed by a Vulture droid. The squadron was forced to retreat, with only two V-19's left out of the 15 that took part in the engagement. Although they would later break through the blockade with the support of BTL-B Y-wing starfighters after Mar Tuuk's Droid Control Ship was destroyed by the Defender when the latter escaped in a escape pod. Later V-19's also participated during the Battle of Kamino where they defended Republic ships from Hyena-class bombers.

V-19 Torrents also participated in the Battle of Sullust. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, these fighters were used by planetary defense forces, including the Botajef Defense Force, which mounted a rebellion against the Empire.[7]

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Behind the scenesEdit


V-19 in different angles.

LucasArts' Art Director Chris Williams and Concept Artist Greg Knight developed the design of the V-19 Torrent for the 2-D Clone Wars micro-series. They drew inspiration for the fighter's folding wings from the real-world F4U Corsair. Concept art of the Torrent for the 3-D Star Wars: The Clone Wars film was drawn up by Thang Le.

A LEGO version of the fighter (LEGO STAR WARS - 7674 V-19 Torrent) was released in 2008, and is also a playable vehicle in the non-canon video game LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

On page 57 of the 2017 reference book Star Wars: On the Front Lines, it is incorrectly stated that the V-19 Torrent starfighters were deployed late into the Clone Wars,[4] though The Clone Wars film showed that they had been around since the first year of the conflict.[5]

The laser cannons are often called blasters.[2][1]



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