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Nu-class attack shuttle
Production information
Manufacturer

Cygnus Spaceworks[1]

Model

Nu-class attack shuttle[1]

Class

Shuttle[2]

Cost

85,000 (Used: 50,000) credits[2]

Technical specifications
Maximum speed (atmosphere)

850 km/h[2]

Hyperdrive rating

Class 1.0[3]

Shielding

Equipped

Armament
Complement

None[2]

Crew
Passengers

30[2]

Cargo capacity

2 tons[2]

Consumables

2 days[2]

Usage
Availability

Licensed[2]

Role(s)

Troop transport[1]

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[1]

Affiliation

Galactic Republic[1]

The Nu-class attack shuttle was a vessel used by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars.

Contents

Characteristics

Nu-class attack shuttle

The Nu-class was a faster, long-range supplementary design to the standard LAAT gunship line, and shared similar design characteristics to the Republic shuttle of the Great Galactic War. The class had heavier armor and shielding than most atmospheric craft. However, the LAAT/i remained somewhat competitive with the Nu: while the shuttle could only carry 30 Clone troopers, the LAAT/i could carry that and four speeder bikes in addition. The shuttle also lacked the missile launchers of the LAAT/i. As a result, it wasn't a complete replacement for the affectionately nicknamed "larty". [2] It was designed with fold-down wings, similar to fighters like the V-19 Torrent and later shuttle designs like the Theta-class and Lambda-class. Its boarding hatch was located at the front of the shuttle, in what could be described as the vessel's "chin".[5]

History

The 212th Attack Battalion were known to use these attack shuttles.[6]

A shuttle of this kind delivered Ahsoka Tano to Christophsis during a heavy battle there.[5] Commander Cody and Captain Rex flew the Nu-class shuttle Obex as a transport while conducting an inspection tour of Republic outposts staffed with rookie troops. When they landed at the listening post on the Rishi moon, their shuttle was destroyed by Confederacy droid commandos.

The Nu-class shuttle Obex on the Rishi moon.

Another Nu-class shuttle delivered Nahdar Vebb and a small squad of clone troopers to Vassek during the mission to recapture Nute Gunray. After stumbling into General Grievous's castle, Jedi Master Kit Fisto ordered the clones to call in for reinforcements using the shuttle's transceiver, but it was destroyed by MagnaGuards.

A Nu-class shuttle was used on a diplomatic mission by Commander CC-5869, his troops, Jar Jar Binks, and Senator Kharrus, who were en route to Florrum to the Weequay pirates' lair with a bounty of spice on board as a ransom for Dooku. While entering Florrum's atmosphere, they were shot down by the pirates. Kharrus died in the crash along with the two pilots. The shuttle was unable to take off again because it was broken in two.

A Nu-class shuttle was used to transport Anakin Skywalker's escape pod after he destroyed the leading ship blockading Ryloth with the Defender.[7]

Appearances

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Gauntlet of Death
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 3: The Wind Raiders of Taloraan
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
  • The Clone Wars: Transfer
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gungan General"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brain Invaders"
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 (Non-canonical appearance)

Sources

  • The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide
  • Star Wars PocketModel TCG: Clone Wars
  • Star Wars PocketModel TCG: Clone Wars Tactics
  • The Clone Wars Campaign Guide

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
  3. Errata for The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gungan General"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  6. Star Wars PocketModel TCG: Clone Wars
  7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
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