Star Wars: Shadow of the Mind's Eye
The Lost ARC
A Clone Wars-era starfighter that has seen better days
Incom/Subpro ARC-170 (Aggressive ReConnaissance) Starfighter
Class: Starfighter Crew: 3 plus 1 astromech (Skilled +4) Size: Tiny (14.5 meters long) Initiative: +6 (+2 size, +4 crew) Hyperdrive: x1.5 Maneuver: +6 (+2 size, +4 crew) Passengers:None Defense: 22 (+2 size, +10 armor) Cargo Capacity: 110 kg Shield Points: 50 (DR 10) Consumables: 5 days Hull Points: 150 (DR 10) Cost: 155,000 (new), 70,000 (used) Maximum Speed in Space: Attack (7 squares/action) Atmospheric Speed: 1,050 km/h (18 squares/action)
Weapon: Medium laser cannons (2 fire-linked); Fire Arc: Front; Attack Bonus: +8 (+2 size, +2 crew, +4 fire control); Damage: 6d10×2; Maximum Range: Short.
Weapon: Laser cannons (2 fire-linked); Fire Arc: Rear; Attack Bonus: +8 (+2 size, +2 crew, +4 fire control); Damage: 5d10×2; Maximum Range: Short.
Weapon: Proton torpedo launcher (6 torpedoes); Fire Arc: Front; Damage: 9d10×2; Missile Quality: Ordinary (+10).
The Lost ARC is a modified ARC-170 starfighter from the latter days of the Clone Wars.
It has of late been the personal transport of a renowned archaeologist researching pre-Republic settlements in the Expansion Region.
The ARC will have lots of quirks, and maybe a stylin’ green paint job….
These rugged and durable attack fighters are able to undertake independent raids as well as massed assaults on capital ships. They are usually escorted into battle by V-wing fighters or Eta-2 interceptors, but their powerful shields, robust armor, and tail gunner give them good odds even when surrounded by enemy droid fighters.
From the historical database:
- Size: 14.5 meters long
- Manufacturer: Incom / Subpro
- Type: Aggressive reconnaissance starfighter
- Weapon: 2 medium laser cannons, 2 aft laser cannons, 6 proton torpedoes
- Affiliation: Galactic Republic
- Associations: Clone trooper pilots
Protecting the skies over Coruscant were specialized clone fighter forces flying the latest in starfighter technology. The ARC-170 fighter was a bulky, aggressive ship covered with weapons. Three clone trooper pilots operated this advanced combat craft, with a pilot handling the flight maneuvers, a copilot operating the laser cannons mounted on the ship’s wide wings, and a tailgunner operating the dorsal rear-facing cannon. The fighter also carried an astromech droid for onboard repairs.
During the Battle of Coruscant, Squad Seven, led by Clone Commander Odd Ball, provided cover to the Jedi starfighters piloted by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. It was Odd Ball’s duty, and that of his squad, to keep the droid starfighter forces off the tails of the Jedi so that they could complete their mission of rescuing the captive Chancellor Palpatine. Squad Seven suffered many casualties.
ARC-170s were stationed all over the Republic during the Clone Wars, including the aerial campaigns over Cato Neimoidia led by Jedi Master Plo Koon.