Black Squadron (45)Full unit name: 61st Squadron (Black Squadron)
Last updated: 17.02.2024 13:25:23
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First appearance: A New Hope
A New Hope
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Known Facts (9)
Battle of Yavin (8)
Battle over Endor (1)
Summary
Black Squadron, also known as the 61st squadron and the Death Star Assault Squadron was an elite unit of TIE Fighter
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pilots serving under Darth Vader
Darth Vader
(Human)
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's direct command. Those pilots who had proven themselves as highly adept were occassionally issued TIE Strikers
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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
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during the Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
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Galactic Civil War
, 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
Wilhuff Tarkin
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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
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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
Battle over Endor
(Endor Campaign)
Event
Galactic Civil War
Black LeaderDarth Vader
Black 2"Mauler" Mithel
"Mauler" Mithel
(Human)
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Black 3"Backstabber"
Backstabber
(Human)
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Black 4"Dark Curse"
Dark Curse (DS-61-4)
(Human)
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Black 11"Wampa"
Wampa (pilot)
(Human)
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"Wampa"
Black ?"Chaser"
Chaser
(Human)
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See also
UH
Related units, characters and other technologies
Wampa (pilot)
Known roles
Commander
Known members
Darth Vader
Commander
Backstabber
Dark Curse (DS-61-4)
"Mauler" Mithel
Chaser
Starships that were used by this organization
TIE Advanced x1
TIE Fighter
Known parent organizations
Imperial Navy
Imperial Starfighter Corps
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Full unit name: 61st Squadron (Black Squadron) Last updated: 17.02.2024 13:25:23