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Assassin-class corvette
Production information
Manufacturer

Corellian Engineering Corporation

Model

Assassin-class corvette[1]

Class

Corvette

Cost

Not available for sale[1]

Technical specifications
Length

139.25 meters

Width

58.95 meters

Height/depth

16.97 meters

Hyperdrive rating

Class 2 (Backup class 8)[1]

Shielding

Rated 400 SBD

Hull

Rated 224 RU

Navigation system

Navicomputer[1]

Armament
Crew

60 to 150 depending on configuration[1]

Passengers

60[1]

Cargo capacity

2,100 tons[1]

Consumables

1 year[1]

Usage
Availability

Military[1]

Role(s)
Era(s)
Affiliation

The Assassin-class corvette, better known as the modified corvette, was a small warship first produced some time before the Battle of Hoth and used primarily by the Imperial Navy.

Contents

Characteristics

Comparison of the Assassin-class and a CR90 corvette.

Designed as a more militarized successor to the famous CR90 corvette, the Assassin-class shared the familiar "hammerhead" styling, but it was more streamlined for greater hull strength.

In addition to a stronger hull, the Assassin had more resilient shields and heavier firepower.

Though it shared a similar 4-3-4 engine layout, it had eight large outer engines and three small inner engines as opposed to the CR90's eleven nearly identical engines.

History

The Assassin-class was used alongside the CR90 in system patrol squadrons to repel pirates and Rebel attacks on convoys and space stations. It was also used by the Rebels in hit-and-fade operations and by several groups as a transport for high-priority cargo and personnel.

The traitorous Imperial Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin used Assassin-class corvettes in many of his attacks on loyal Imperial forces. He had at least twenty-five of these corvettes under his command during his treachery, but it is likely he had many more.

In 40 ABY, a number of Assassins were used in Daala's Maw Irregular Fleet.

Behind the scenes

Assassin corvettes first appeared in the game Star Wars: X-wing. Although named and mentioned as such, the actual polygon model used for the mission was of a regular CR90 corvette. The sequels, however, feature a properly original exclusive design.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: X-wing (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: TIE Fighter
  • Star Wars: X-wing vs. TIE Fighter
  • Star Wars: X-wing Alliance
  • Revelation

Sources

Notes and references

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