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From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Sublight engines on a T-65 X-wing starfighter.

A sublight drive was a vital starship component used to drive ships through Realspace at normal speeds; the most common form of sublight drive was the ion engine, which the TIE fighter used two of to achieve its incredible speeds. It is not to be confused with the hyperdrive, which was used to propel ships through hyperspace.

The usual speeds achieved by sublight drive are quite substantial, amounting to a respectable fraction of lightspeed itself. A freighter-sized vessel propelled by sublight drive could clear the atmosphere of a planet and its gravity well in a matter of minutes.

The most common sublight drive is produced by Hoersch-Kessel being found in vessels ranging from the T-16 Skyhopper to the Imperial Star Destroyer.

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This article uses material from the "Sublight drive" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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