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IPV-1 System Patrol Craft
Production information
Manufacturer

Sienar Fleet Systems[1]

Model

IPV-1 System Patrol Craft

Class

Inter-system patrol/customs craft[1]

Technical specifications
Length

150 meters[1]

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

76 MGLT

Hyperdrive system

None

Shielding

400 SBD

Hull

285 RU

Armament
Crew

12[1]

Minimum crew

4

Passengers

10 troops

Usage
Role(s)
  • Inter-system patrol craft
  • Customs vessel
Era(s)
Affiliation

The IPV-1 System Patrol Craft, also known as the Imperial patrol vehicle or IPV-1 corvette, was a standard system security and customs vessel commonly used near planets to interdict smugglers and protect against piracy. It was produced by Republic Sienar Systems.

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Design

A Sienar Fleet Systems IPV-1 System Patrol Craft.

Being very fast and maneuverable, they patrolled Republic and later Imperial sectors when Star Destroyers were unavailable. They were regarded as the first line of defense against purveyors of contraband and various organizations attempting insurrection against a system, and relied on their speed to catch and disable or destroy enemy craft. Pirate attacks fell to an all-time low when this craft was in a sector.

Lacking a hyperdrive, the IPV-1 flew specific routes along known smuggling lanes. Their objective was to maintain the peace and order of the galactic government within controlled space.

The Alliance to Restore the Republic was also known to have purchased them through merchant systems.

Notable vessels

Behind the scenes

West End Games established that "IPV" stands for "Imperial Patrol Vehicle". Starships of the Galaxy claimed that these ships were originally manufactured for the Republic and that their original designation was "Independent Patrol Vehicle". The name was changed under the Empire, but the design of the ships was not.

In Star Wars: Empire at War and Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption IPV-1s may be built at pirate docks, but not Imperial bases; they are also seen very often in Black Sun pirate fleets orbiting pirate controlled planets in Empire at War's "Galactic Conquest" mode.

Appearances

An IPV diagram.

Sources

Notes and references

Sienar spacecraft classes
Transports
Lambda-class T-4a shuttle - Martial-class shuttle - Mu-class Model 1 Shuttle - Mu-class Model 2 Shuttle - Sentinel-class landing craft - Scimitar - TIE lander - TIE/sh shuttle - WR-542 Shooting Star
Patrol ships
Guardian-class light cruiser - IPV-1 Patrol Craft - Warden-class light cruiser
Frigates
Enforcer-class picket cruiser - Immobilizer 418 cruiser - Interdictor-class Cruiser - Vindicator-class heavy cruiser
Battleships
Sienar Battleship
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