The Y-4 Transport was a military transport manufactured by Incom Corporation. Quite common during the Zsinj campaign, they came to be so synonymous with Zsinj's Raptors that the vessels were called Y-4 Raptors in common conversation.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
A sturdy ship that was designed to move quickly and hit hard, the Y-4 was equipped with a pair of retractable wings for emergency braking and increased maneuverability. Combined with meter-thick heat-dispersive armor and multiple layers of spray-on heat ablative coatings, the Y-4 could make full use of its impressive speed without having to slow down due to atmospheric friction. For this reason, the Y-4 was popular with Zsinj's Raptors for quick and quiet insertion onto a planet's surface.
Just under thirty meters long, the Y-4 had a small command crew of just one pilot and two gunners, and was capable of carrying forty troops, four AT-STs, and several PX-10 CAVws and military speeder bikes; folding assault ramps allowed both soldiers and vehicles to depart in seconds. A modest weapons platform, the Y-4 was armed with a pair of dual laser cannons and a concussion missile launcher for defense, and was able to provide copious cover for its occupants as they disembarked.
Civilian variant[edit | edit source]
The Y-4 was available in a civilian model which lacked weaponry and armor plating, and was slower than the military version, though was still considered fast enough to perform as a courier. While it was capable of hyperspace travel, the threat of pirates and other hazards forced many owners to upgrade their civilian Y-4s with weaponry for protection. Civilian-grade Y-4s were widely used as maintenance and supply vessels by Warlord Zsinj.
History[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Missions 20: Total Destruction
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- X-Wing: Iron Fist
- X-Wing: Solo Command
- The Courtship of Princess Leia (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- Cracken's Threat Dossier
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia