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A Starfighter is a small versatile, maneuverable ship, often used for bombing or "dog fighting" in space or in enclosed atmosphere.

These ships are unable to enter Slipspace by themselves but, with modifications, they can survive flights while taking heavy damage. They can also provide escort.



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ST Expanded

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In starship classification, an attack fighter (fighter, or attack ship) is a relatively small, maneuverable, and heavily armed starship. It is primarly used to carry out assaults that larger vessels — such as dreadnoughts or Galaxy-class explorers — cannot perform.


Attack fighters by race/government


  • Bajoran interceptor
  • Bajoran raider



Earth Starfleet

United Federation of Planets





  • Grendoq-class (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 3: Ships of the Klingon Empire)
  • Klingon light fighter-class (Jackill's Guide to Light Attack Craft, vol. 1)
  • Korvett-class short-range fighter (Star Fleet Assembly Manual 2)
  • Suv'tIS-class (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 3: Ships of the Klingon Empire)


  • Orion interceptor


  • Rakosan fighter





  • Seronian fighter



  • Talaxian fighter


  • Vulcan fighter
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This article is about the military term. You may be looking for the game titled Star Wars: Starfighter.
Size comparison of various starfighters used during the Galactic Civil War.
"Blast! This is why I hate flying!"
Obi-Wan Kenobi, being chased by Jango Fett's Slave I

A starfighter was a small, maneuverable spacecraft designed for military combat.



The majority of starfighters were piloted directly by living beings, although some were either controlled remotely or by artificial intelligence. These light craft were designed to carry out attacks on sensitive installations and targets that required immense precision.

In fleet battle, starfighters worked in concert with capital ships, harassing warships and striking once their shields weakened, failed[1][2] or were re-aligned[3][4] due to enemy capital ship-fire. Alone, fighters had little to no chance of penetrating the shields of capital ships,[5] but most starfighters worked in squadrons and carried weapons like proton torpedoes and concussion missiles. These squadrons could take out a large capital ship with precision fire.

List of starfighters

Galactic Republic

Jedi Master Arca's ship, the SunGem (left), a Jedi Starfighter (bottom right) and a Whitecloak Fighter (top right).

First Sith Empire



Sith Empire (Jedi Civil War)


Confederacy of Independent Systems


Dogfight over Eriadu involving Z-95 Headhunters and TIE Fighters.

Fel Empire/Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire/Empire-in-exile

Rebel Alliance / New Republic / Galactic Alliance

A BTL Y-wing starfighter in deep space.

Ssi-ruuvi Imperium

Corporate Sector Authority

Yuuzhan Vong


Chiss Ascendancy


Diagram showing scale of various well-known starfighters

Behind the scenes

Star Wars 1 refers to the Tantive IV as a starfighter. This is inconsistent with how the term has come to be used in subsequent literature.


Notes and references

  1. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  2. Star Wars: Complete Locations
  3. Shadows of the Empire (comics)
  4. X-wing: The Bacta War
  5. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

See also

Starfighter combat

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Star Wars Fanon

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The Star Wars wiki of fan invention.

A starfighter was a small starship that often assisted larger ships in space battles. The Piece of Junk starfighter was one such example.

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