|Liberator-class Republic starfighter|
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The Liberator-class starfighter, commonly known as the Talon fighter, is a fighter model in use of the Galactic Republic during and prior before the Great Galactic War, Cold War and the ongoing Second Great Galactic War. When the fighter is its landing stage, the wings will fold.
These starfighters were used to escort a diplomatic convoy of Republic transport ships to investigate unidentified starships that had invaded the Tingel Arm of the galaxy. They were obliterated by the forces of the Sith Empire's Imperial Navy. Several fighters were also used to reclaim Alderaan following the battle of the same name.
These fighters later served as the primary starfighters during the Great Galactic War and the subsequent Cold War against Mk. VI Imperial interceptors used by the Imperial Navy. They were loaded onto the Republic's Thranta-class corvettes and Valor-class cruisers.
The Liberator-class Republic starfighter served as the primary defense against the Mk VII and Mk VI Imperial interceptors employed by the Sith Empire during the Great Galactic War and the Cold War. Like starfighters and transports during that time, except for a few notable exceptions of the Defender-class light corvette, the Fury-class Imperial interceptor, the BT-7 Thunderclap assault ship, and the X-70B Phantom-class prototype, they did not have hyperdrive engines forcing them to rely on larger ships such as the Thranta-class corvette and Valor-class cruiser to carry them to their destination.
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