Black Squadron (45)
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Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
Events: Battle of Yavin, Battle over Endor
Known Facts (4)
Battle of Yavin (4)
Summary
Black Squadron, also known as the 61st squadron and the Death Star Assault Squadron was an elite unit of TIE Fighter pilots serving under Darth Vader's direct command. Those pilots who had proven themselves as highly adept were occassionally issued TIE Strikers when sent on atmospheric missions. Prior to the Battle of Yavin, members of the squadron, in particular Black Leader, Black 2, and Black 3, had been notoriously involved in various assaults on Ralltiir and Mon Calamari, making them among the most feared squadrons used by the Empire. Stationed aboard the first Death Star during the Battle of Yavin, Black Squadron was the TIE unit which Vader led into battle against the attacking Rebel snubfighters - the only TIE unit to deploy against the Rebels during the battle. As Grand Moff Tarkin and most of the rest of the Death Star's chain of command refused to take the threat the Rebellion posed seriously, only the squadron that Vader personally commanded launched - fortunately for the Alliance, as the giant station carried several thousand TIEs that would have easily overwhelmed the few dozen snubfighters the Rebels managed to throw against it. An element of six TIEs attacked the X-wings providing top cover, while Vader himself and two wing guards engaged the ships making the trench run. It is not often appreciated these TIE pilots were significantly outnumbered during the battle, but the members of Black Squadron were among the finest the Empire had to offer: they fought hard, and were responsible for many of the Alliance casualties. The unit itself survived, and was later present for the Battle of Endor, which included the member Wampa.
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CallsignBattle of YavinBattle of Endor
Black LeaderDarth Vader
Black 2"Mauler" Mithel
Black 3"Backstabber"
Black 4"Dark Curse"
Black 11"Wampa""Wampa"
Black ?"Chaser"

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Darth Vader
Backstabber
Dark Curse (DS-61-4)
"Mauler" Mithel
Chaser
Wampa (pilot)
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Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter (TSDC)
Vehicles : Collection III
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Black Squadron TIE Pilot (LCDF)
TIE Fighter (V.TIE1)
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TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader

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TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader | BTL Y-Wing Starfighter | Gold Squadron | T-65 X-Wing | Luke Skywalker | Red Squadron

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T-65 X-Wing | Red Squadron | TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader | Luke Skywalker | Rebel Alliance Pilot

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TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader

Imperial Fighter Pilot
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TIE Fighter | Death Star | Darth Vader | TIE Advanced x1 | Avenger | Imperial-class Star Destroyer | Endor | Wampa (pilot) | "Mauler" Mithel | Backstabber

Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
Events (2)

Battle of Yavin | Vader's Visit to the DS-2 (ROTJ)

Darth Vader's TIE Fighter (V.TIE3) Darth Vader's TIE Fighter (V.TIE4) Heightened Perception
The Official Star Wars Fact File
The Official Star Wars Fact File
FORCE
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
Darth Vader's TIE Fighter (V.TIE3)
Darth Vader's TIE Fighter (V.TIE4)
Heightened Perception
"Backstabber" | TIE Fighter (Unique)
"Chaser" | TIE Fighter (Unique)
"Dark Curse" | TIE Fighter (Unique)
V.TIE3
V.TIE4
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TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader | Death Star | T-65 X-Wing | Red Squadron | Luke Skywalker

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TIE Advanced x1 | Death Star | TIE Fighter | Backstabber | "Mauler" Mithel | Darth Vader

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Darth Vader | T-65 X-Wing | Red Squadron

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TIE Fighter | Backstabber | Death Star

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TIE Fighter | T-65 X-Wing | Death Star | Chaser

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Dark Curse (DS-61-4) | TIE Fighter

Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
art similar to Wampa from 2nd edition
Black Squadron Ace | TIE/ln Fighter Black Squadron Pilot | TIE Fighter
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
"Mauler Mithel" | TIE Fighter (Unique)
"Mauler", Black Two | TIE/ln Fighter (Unique)
"Wampa" | TIE Fighter (Unique)
"Wampa" | TIE/ln Fighter (Unique)
Black Squadron Ace | TIE/ln Fighter
Black Squadron Pilot | TIE Fighter
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"Mauler" Mithel | TIE Fighter | Death Star

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"Mauler" Mithel | TIE Fighter | Death Star

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TIE Fighter | Wampa (pilot)

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TIE Fighter | T-65 X-Wing | Death Star | Wampa (pilot)

Tags (2)

TIE Fighter | Death Star

Tags (2)

TIE Fighter | Death Star

Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
same art as for Scourge, possibly used by mistake
same art as for Chaser from 1st edition
Black Squadron Scout | TIE Striker Black Squadron Scout | TIE/sk Striker Darth Vader | TIE Advanced (Unique) Darth Vader, Black Leader | TIE Advanced (Unique) Determination Expert Handling
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
TALENT
TALENT
Black Squadron Scout | TIE Striker
Black Squadron Scout | TIE/sk Striker
Darth Vader | TIE Advanced (Unique)
Darth Vader, Black Leader | TIE Advanced (Unique)
Determination
Expert Handling
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TIE Striker
TIE Striker
Tags (4)

TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader | TIE Fighter | Death Star

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TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader | TIE Fighter | Death Star

Tags (3)

Darth Vader | T-65 X-Wing | Red Squadron

Tags (4)

T-65 X-Wing | Red Squadron | TIE Fighter | Death Star

Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
[Original art]
[Original art]
Squad Leader Squad Leader Black Squadron | TIE Fighter Squadron (Unique) TIE Advanced Squadron Prepared for Battle (Any Figure)
TALENT
TALENT
FIGHTER SQUADRON
FIGHTER SQUADRON
FIGHTER SQUADRON
COMMAND
Squad Leader
Squad Leader
"Mauler" Mithel | TIE Fighter Squadron (Unique)
Black Squadron | TIE Fighter Squadron (Unique)
TIE Advanced Squadron
Prepared for Battle (Any Figure)
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Tags (4)

TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader | TIE Fighter | Death Star

Tags (4)

TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader | TIE Fighter | Death Star

Tags (4)

"Mauler" Mithel | Imperial Fighter Pilot | TIE Fighter | Rejlii Mithel

TIE Fighter
Tags (6)

TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader | Backstabber | "Mauler" Mithel | Death Star | TIE Fighter

Tags (5)

Darth Vader | Death Star | Imperial Fighter Pilot | "Mauler" Mithel | Backstabber

Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
This same art was used for Obsidian Squadron in XWM
Imperial Space Station - B : Targeting Computers 0146 : Unit : TIE Advanced 0708 : Objective : Black Squadron Formation 0709 : Unit : 0710 : Unit : Black Two 0711 : Enhance : Death Star Ready Room
SKIRMISH MISSION
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
Imperial Space Station - B : Targeting Computers
0146 : Unit : TIE Advanced
0708 : Objective : Black Squadron Formation
0709 : Unit : "Mauler" Mithel
0710 : Unit : Black Two
0711 : Enhance : Death Star Ready Room
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0708
0709
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Tags (3)

Backstabber | TIE Fighter | Imperial Fighter Pilot

Tags (2)

TIE Advanced x1 | Death Star

Tags (2)

TIE Fighter | Death Star

Tags (3)

"Mauler" Mithel | Imperial Fighter Pilot | Rejlii Mithel

Tags (3)

"Mauler" Mithel | Death Star | TIE Fighter

Tags (2)

Imperial Fighter Pilot | Death Star

0741 : Objective : Guarding the Wing 0742 : Unit : DS-61-3 0743 : Unit : Black Squadron Fighter 0744 : Enhance : Elite Pilot Training 0772 : Objective : Running the Trench 0783 : Objective : Defending the Trench
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
0741 : Objective : Guarding the Wing
0742 : Unit : DS-61-3
0743 : Unit : Black Squadron Fighter
0744 : Enhance : Elite Pilot Training
0772 : Objective : Running the Trench
0783 : Objective : Defending the Trench
0741
0742
0743
0744
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Tags (2)

TIE Fighter | Death Star

Tags (2)

Backstabber | Imperial Fighter Pilot

Tags (2)

TIE Fighter | Death Star

TIE Interceptor
Tags (5)

T-65 X-Wing | TIE Fighter | Red Squadron | Death Star | Garven Dreis

Tags (6)

TIE Advanced x1 | TIE Fighter | Darth Vader | "Mauler" Mithel | Backstabber | Death Star

Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
0784 : Unit : Darth Vader 0785 : Unit : Vader's TIE Advanced 0786 : Ehnance : Closed Formation
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
SWTCG : Cards
0784 : Unit : Darth Vader
0785 : Unit : Vader's TIE Advanced
0786 : Ehnance : Closed Formation
0784
0785
0786
Tags (2)

Darth Vader | TIE Advanced x1

Tags (2)

TIE Advanced x1 | Darth Vader

TIE Fighter
Battle of Yavin

Last updated: 15.11.2021 22:41:28