- "Cargo ferry Sela is carrying the TIE Defender prototypes and will rendezvous with escort carrier Hininbirg near Vinzen Neela 5."
- ―An Imperial briefing officer
Vinzen Neela 5 was an astronomical object located within the Vinzen Neela system of the Outer Rim Territories' Parmic sector. At some point between 3 ABY and 4 ABY, following the Battle of Hoth, the cargo ferry group Sela was set to rendezvous with the Ton-Falk-class escort carrier Hininbirg near Vinzen Neela 5 to transfer the Galactic Empire's TIE/D Defender prototypes that the former was carrying. Rebel Alliance forces arrived in the area before the Imperial starships could in an attempt to ambush them and disrupt the transfer. In response, Imperial starfighters were dispatched to protect the transfer operation.
In the ensuing battle, both Sela and the Hininbirg arrived in the area and the prototypes made their way to the latter, while all Rebel ships and mines were destroyed by Imperial starfighters. By the end of the battle, all Imperial ships had exited the area via hyperspace, with the Hininbirg taking the prototypes to the planet Coruscant.
Behind the scenes
Vinzen Neela 5 first appeared in Totally Games' 1994 video game Star Wars: TIE Fighter. The astronomical object was shown on a map in the briefing for the sixth Tour of Duty's second mission, titled "Prevent Rebel Ambush." The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Vinzen Neela system, and therefore Vinzen Neela 5, in grid square P-18.
- Star Wars: TIE Fighter (First appearance) (Appears on map)
- TIE Fighter: The Official Strategy Guide
- TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM: The Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and references
- The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Vinzen Neela system
- Vinzen Neela system — Based on corresponding data for
- Star Wars: TIE Fighter
- The events of Star Wars: TIE Fighter take place between the Battle of Hoth and the Battle of Endor, which are dated to 3 ABY and 4 ABY by The New Essential Chronology, respectively.
- The New Essential Chronology