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Home Defense Strike Force

Unit type:

Starship detachment

Strength:

Clone trooper pilots
Clone troopers
Clone gunners
Clone navigation officers

Equipment:

Venator-class Star Destroyers
ARC-170 starfighters

Sub-units:

Home Fleet Strike Group Five

Notable battles:

Coruscant

Era:

Clone Wars

This is a Class 3 article.

Home Defense Strike Force was a small detachment of Republic Navy ships that served in the Grand Army of the Republic. The Home Defense Strike Force comprised of the Coruscant Home Fleet and forces that assembled quickly after hearing the distress call. There were many additional groups within this strike force title, most notably Home Fleet Strike Group Five.

History[]

Home Defense Strike Force was a unit that was crafted in 19 BBY, during the Battle of Coruscant, which was an attempt by the Separatist forces, led by Count Dooku and General Grievous, to capture the Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine.[1][2]

When the battle occurred, the Home Defense Strike Force was quickly assembled and deployed to continue defending the planet of Coruscant against any additional attacks.[1][3] The strike force was divided into several smaller auxiliary forces, including Home Fleet Strike Group Five.[3]

The Home Defense Strike Force was eventually backed up by several Jedi Generals who returned from their ventures of the war, including Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, who had previously been fighting off Separatist forces on the planet of Yerbana.[4] With the assistance of the Jedi and their respective naval forces, they managed to drive the Separatists away, rescuing the Chancellor and marking a Republic victory.[1][5]

Armor and Equipment[]

Home Defense Strike Force was equipped with several different starships, including several Venator-class Star Destroyers and ARC-170 starfighters. Each Star Destroyer was equipped with several crews, including clone trooper pilots, Clone navigation officers, clone gunners, and clone troopers.

Appearances[]

  • Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith film and novelization

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  2. SCW Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 23"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novelization
  4. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten"
  5. Star Wars: Battlefront II
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