The N-1 Starfighter, also known as the Naboo Starfighter, or the Royal N-1 Starfighter, was an attack craft used by the government of Naboo during the late years of the Galactic Republic and early days of the Galactic Empire for defense, patrol, and escort duties. The sleek vessel was manufactured by Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps, the group responsible for manufacturing all of Naboo’s royal starships.
The Royal N-1 starfighter features the best elements of Naboo design, being aesthetically sound and adhering to the Naboo's love for curves and aerodynamic shapes. The citizens of Naboo, dedicated to the defense of their ecologically sensitive world, have given the N-1 a specialized engine system that ensures that fuel burns hotter in order to reduce harmful emissions. An advanced cooling system, which incorporates several heat sinks along the engine finials, prevents overheating. The rear finial can be connected to special outlets to recharge the craft and transmit important data, even coded mission profiles.
The N-1's roles include reconnaissance/patrol missions, escort duty, system defense, and ceremonial functions. While its light, fast, and agile characteristics make it an ideal dogfighter, it is a poor ground-attack craft and it suffers in tight spaces, as these situations rob it of all its advantages.
The pilot is protected by advanced life-support systems and deflector shields, aided by an astromech droid that can help the pilot with repairs and adjustments. The N-1 starfighter is also equipped with an advanced autopilot that can receive navigational information from hangar outlets or from Naboo flight control. In a crisis, the autopilot can bring the craft to the site of an emergency or pilot the ship home safely. The N-1's weapons are twin laser cannons and a full complement of 10 proton torpedoes.
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