Manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corporation, the DP20 Frigate, better known as the Corellian Gunship, is a dedicated combat space vehicle that dates back to the Clone Wars. It was adopted by the Rebel Alliance after Rebel procurement agents witnessed pirates using gunships to successfully hijack an Imperial shipment guarded by fighters and bombers. Eschewing the versatility typically found in Corellian designs, the gunship is designed solely for space combat. Its array of fast weaponry and respectable sublight speeds make it ideal as a mid-sized anti-starfighter starship, but it is vulnerable in engagements with larger, more powerful capital ships.
The gunship is 120 meters in length, from cylindrical cockpit to triple bank of sublight engines. There is very little room aboard for passengers, troops or storage. Its basic crew requirements are 45, with an additional 46 to operate the weapons systems. The weapons systems include six quad laser cannons, eight double turbolaser cannons, and four concussion missile tubes. The weapons are manually operated and cannot be fired from the bridge, requiring precise coordination among the gunnery crews for optimal effectiveness.
Fully fueled and loaded, it can operate for eight months before restocking. Nearly half of the ship's volume is taken up by its engines. The ship has a class two hyperdrive.