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N-1 Starfighter

Craft: Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps N-1 Starfighter
Type: Starfighter
Length: 11 Meters
Weapons:
2 Laser Cannons
Proton Torpedo launcher
Crew: 1 Pilot, 1 Astromech Droid
Top Speed: 90 MGLT
Troop Capacity: None
Cargo Capacity: 65 KG
Passengers: None

Although a peaceful people, the Naboo have always recognized the need to patrol their borders. For ensuring the safety of Theed, the Naboo Royal Security Forces use the Flash speeder and other vehicles. When scouting their system, the Naboo rely on the nimble N-1 Starfighter.

The sleek N-1 exemplifies the best elements of Naboo design. The craft is aesthetically sound, adhering to the Naboo's love of curves and aerodynamic shapes. A chromium finish on the front end of the vehicle gleams in the sunlight during parades and celebratory fly-bys. The chromium is purely decorative and reserved for starships assigned to the Royal House.

The Naboo are dedicated to protecting their ecologically sensitive planet, and the Naboo Starfighter is a great example of this commitment. The Naboo N-1's spaceframe is handcrafted by the Theed Palace Space Vessel division, and its high tech interior components come from a wide variety of offworld sources. Twin J-type Nubian-221 engines propel the craft at sublight speeds. The N-1's specialized engine configuration ensures that fuel burns hotter in order to reduce harmful emissions. An advanced cooling system, which includes numerous heat sinks located along the engine finials, prevents overheating. The rear finial can be connected to specialized outlets in Naboo hangars that recharge the Starfighter and transmit important data, including encoded mission profiles.

Prior to the Battle of Naboo, the N-1 was reserved for reconnaissance missions, escort duty, and ceremonial functions. In order to accompany the Queen's starship to Coruscant, the N-1 was equipped with a Nubian Monarc C-4 hyperdrive with a range of 1,000 light-years. Advanced life support systems and shields protect the pilots in most conditions, while a standard astromech assists with performance adjustments and repairs. The N-1 also has a relatively intelligent autopilot computer that receives navigational data from hangar outlets or Naboo flight control. During a crisis, the autopilot can bring the N-1 directly to the site of an emergency, or see the pilot home safely.

N-1 pilots receive extensive training, part of which involves logging hundreds of standard hours inside the cockpit of a "police cruiser." A blue Starfighter that bears a striking resemblance to the N-1, the police cruiser is used extensively by the RSF for atmospheric missions. The weapons and shields are less powerful than the N-1ís systems, but the cruiser remains a formidable craft. Echo Flight, a squadron composed of RSF rookies, uses police cruisers almost exclusively.

The N-1 was never intended as a dedicated combat Starfighter, but it does function well in small skirmishes against space pirates or outlaws. Two Naboo fighters, piloted by Esarra Till and rookie Rhys Dallows were escorting the Queen's cruiser near an asteroid field to preliminary discussions with the Trade Federation when they were ambushed by mercenaries in various starfighters, including MorningStars, Dianogas, and Daggers. The two pilots fended off the marauders in their N-1s while the Queen returned to Naboo.

The vehicle's armaments are fairly standard, consisting of twin laser cannons and a full complement of ten proton torpedoes. The weapons are powerful enough to allow a squadron of N-1 starfighters to confront the Trade Federation Droid Control Ship at the Battle of Naboo. While Bravo Flight eliminated swarms of droid starfighters, Anakin Skywalker used the N-1's proton torpedoes to destroy the Droid Control Ship's central reactor.

Naboo N-1s remained in use for many years, even as late as 4 years after the Battle of Yavin, where they flew across the skies of Theed during an uprising against the Empire.

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