The XS stock light freighter, known simply as the XS freighter, was a type of starship manufactured by Corellian Engineering Corporation. Armed with two pairs of laser cannons, XS stock light freighters were used for a variety of purposes, including smuggling and deploying soldiers. Despite becoming outdated, XS freighters saw continued use through the Clone Wars and Imperial Era. One of these ships was used by the Onderon rebels, and another was used by smugglers on the planet Tatooine.
The XS stock light freighter was a relatively small model of starship. The vessels had a saucer-shaped body, yellow plating, and a blunt cockpit with a narrow viewport that jutted forward from the ship's center. The aft of the freighters featured a heavily armored hull with a pair of sublight engines, and the craft were armed with two dorsal and two port-side laser cannons, although the lateral weapons were not present on some models. XS freighters were smaller than YT-1300 light freighters, and they had a capacity of at least two passengers.
The XS freighter was designed by Corellian Engineering Corporation (CEC) well over a century before the Galactic Civil War. When CEC designers began working on the YT-1000 freighter, they took inspiration from ancient holograms of an XS freighter. As a slight nod to the XS freighter, the YT-1000 freighter was designed with a centered, albeit more spacious, cockpit.
During the Clone Wars, an XS stock light freighter was used by resistance fighter Lux Bonteri in the campaigns of the Onderon rebels. In the year 0 BBY, during the Imperial Era, the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure worked with smugglers who operated an XS freighter in Mos Eisley spaceport on the planet Tatooine.
Behind the scenesEdit
XS stock light freighters first appeared in Star Wars: Galactic Defense, a tower defense mobile game released in 2014 and shut down in 2016. In Star Wars Legends, XS freighters first appeared in the 2011 novel The Old Republic: Deceived, which was written by Paul S. Kemp for the Star Wars: The Old Republic multimedia series.
Although XS freighters were not identified within Galactic Defense, they were later named in the 2018 reference book YT-1300 Corellian Freighter Owner's Workshop Manual. In Galactic Defense, XS freighters appeared during the limited-time event "War of Ideals," which added the characters Kalani and Lux Bonteri as playable Champions. Bonteri's Champion skill was calling in two Onderon rebels, which were deployed by one of the freighters.
The 2018 reference book Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide depicts the starship Meson Martinet as being an XS freighter. However, the ship was previously specified as a modified CSS-1 Corellian Star Shuttle in the book Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles.
- YT-1300 Corellian Freighter Owner's Workshop Manual (First identified as XS stock light freighter)
- Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide (Picture only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 YT-1300 Corellian Freighter Owner's Workshop Manual
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Star Wars: Galactic Defense (shutdown date)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Bounty Hunt
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections
- ↑ Tarkin establishes that YT-1000 freighters were in use over a century prior to 14 BBY, and YT-1300 Corellian Freighter Owner's Workshop Manual establishes that the XS stock light freighter preceded the YT-1000 freighter.
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which depicts the completion of the Death Star's superlaser, and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which depicts the Death Star's destruction at the Battle of Yavin, to 0 BBY. Given that the Death Star's superlaser is fully operational in Bounty Hunt, that story can therefore also be dated to 0 BBY.
- ↑ The Old Republic: Deceived
- ↑ Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide
- ↑ Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles