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INT-4 Interceptor
Production information
Model

INT-4 Interceptor[1]

Class

Repulsorcraft[2]

Technical specifications
Armament

Blaster cannon (1)[1]

Crew

Pilot (1)[1]

Usage
Role(s)

Interceptor[2]

Era(s)
Affiliation

Galactic Empire[1]

The INT-4 Interceptor was a scout craft used by the Galactic Empire.[1]

Contents

Characteristics

The INT-4 was a capable spacegoing starfighter, equipped with deflector shields in contrast to the TIE/ln starfighters of this time.[2] A short-range flyer operated by a single pilot, at least one version of the INT-4 was designed to also be deployable from within the body of an AT-AT.[1]

History

A version of the INT-4 was employed within the Centrality as early as 3 BBY, in events surrounding the Battle of ThonBoka. These probably included the several squadrons of "interceptors" guarding the secret Imperial Navy research base on the surface of Hosrel XI.[2]

Vehicles of this type were also used by Blizzard Force to scout for the Rebel base on Hoth in 3 ABY.[1]

Behind the scenes

The INT-4 originated as a Mini-Rig in the Kenner toy series, designed to fit inside the AT-AT within the same range. The details about its role are taken from Kenner material: the box described it being used on "a scouting mission for Rebel Base", and depicted it in a white setting with Snowtroopers and AT-AT crew, while the contemporary catalogue said that it could "fly short missions".

Its only other clear appearance in Star Wars canon is on the cover of the novel Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka. Although it is not explicitly indicated which of the fighters seen in the book it is meant to represent, the "interceptors" at Hosrel XI seem most probable. Alternatively, however, they may have been represented among the ramshackle fighter squadron of the Renatasian Confederation.

It is also possible that the ships depicted in the novel, which have some differences of appearance from the toy, represent a different design within the same wider Interceptor lineage as the INT-4.

The description of the Pursuer-class enforcement ship in the Dark Empire novel (which is it's first appearance) can be seen as a description of the INT-4 toy (Though possibly damaged). A form of "Chinese whispers" then changed the description into the slightly different Pursuer.

Appearances

Sources

  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back toy line (First mentioned)
  • Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive

Notes and references

External links

  • INT-4 page at The Star Wars Collectors Archive
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