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N-1 starfighter


Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps[1][2][3]


  • N-1[3]
  • Royal N-1[1]




11 meters[4][3] (36 feet, 1 inch)[1]

Maximum atmospheric speed

1,100 kph (684 mph[5][1])

Engine unit(s)

  • Twin radial J-type engines[4]


  • 2 Nubian 221 sublight engines[6]

Hyperdrive rating

Class 1[1]

Hyperdrive system

Monarc C-4 hyperdrive[5]



Sensor systems

Flight sensors[3]

Targeting systems


Main computer

Flight computer[3]


Chromium finish on frontal hull section (temporarily dazzles optical sensors)[3]


  • Twin blaster cannons[2][1]
  • Fire-linked proton torpedo launchers (2)[4][1](1 launch tube)[7]
    • One proton torpedo magazine (capacity for 10 torpedoes)[3]


  • 1 pilot[4]
  • 1 astromech droid[4]

Communication systems

Communications antennas[3][7]

Other systems

  • Autopilot[7][4]
  • R2 unit computer[3]


  • Security escort[3]


  • Royal House of Naboo[4]
    • Royal Naboo Security Forces[3][1]
      • Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps[8]
  • Clan Mudhorn[9]
  • Jinata Security[10]
  • Citizens’ Fleet[11]
Do you have any idea what this is? This is an N-1 starfighter, handmade for the royal guard and commissioned personally by the Queen of Naboo.
―Peli Motto[9]

The N-1 starfighter, also referred to as the Royal Naboo N-1 starfighter, Naboo N-1 starfighter,[3]Naboo starfighter, N-1 fighter, or more simply, the N-1,[3] was a twin-seater patrol craft developed by the Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps and used by the Royal Naboo Security Forces[1][2][3] for duties such as defense, patrol, and escorting.[source?]


  • 1 Characteristics
  • 2 History
  • 3 Behind the scenes
  • 4 Appearances
    • 4.1 Non-canon appearances
  • 5 Sources
  • 6 Notes and references
  • 7 External links


The N1 starfighter was a nimble craft.

The N-1 starfighter, was a sleek single-pilot craft used by the Naboo and demonstrated the marriage of art and function present in Naboo technology. [3] Buffed chromium finishes on the craft’s forward surfaces glinted in the sun for fly-bys and parades, and represented the royalty of Naboo, complementing the Royal Starship.[3] The N-1’s chromium stood in stark contrast to its overall yellow finish.[5]

The craft carried two J-type engines, which rendered the starfighter a agile craft, and a Nubian Monarc C-4 hyperdrive engine, and had a single on-board astromech droid which was mounted on the top of the craft. It featured an autopilot system and shielding, along with offensive weaponry that consisted of two blaster cannons and integrated proton torpedo launchers, with one double proton torpedo magazine, that could carry ten proton torpedoes. It could attain a maximum speed of 1,100 kph and was eleven meters in length. The ship’s central rat-tail acted as a power charger collector, and received energy from onboard generators when it was not in use. The ships two outer finials served as heat sinks for the engines. [5][4]


Now THIS is podracing!
―Anakin Skywalker[7]

N-1s attack the Trade Federation’s Lucrehulk-class droid control ship at the Battle of Naboo

In use since at least the days of the High Republic Era,[12] the N-1 starfighter was originally built by the Naboo,[4] and was most notably used during the Trade Federation invasion of the planet.[7] During the invasion, the pilots of Bravo Squadron flew the N-1 during the final assault against the Droid Control Ship Vuutun Palaa. Young Anakin Skywalker fired a pair of torpedoes into its starboard main reactor, effectively destroying it from within. They later joined in the celebration on the planet below, flying overhead Naboo’s capital of Theed.[7]

A decade later, three N-1s were used to escort Senator Padmé Amidala to Coruscant in order to vote on the Military Creation Act. Their Royal Starship held a decoy senator, and Amidala flew in one of the starfighters. They landed without incident, but the bounty hunter Zam Wesell hit the ship shortly after, destroying it and killing the senator’s double; one of the three N-1s was also knocked off the landing platform by flying debris.[13] N-1s remained in Naboo service during the Clone Wars, with several being kept in Theed Hangar during this time.[14] During the war, Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano trained Amidala in starfighter combat, with Amidala flying an all-chrome N-1.[15]

Din Djarin’s highly modified N-1 starfighter.

Years later, following the climactic Battle of Endor, N-1 starfighters flew in celebration after the Galactic Empire’s second Death Star was destroyed.[16] Shortly thereafter, Imperial agents received posthumous orders from Emperor Palpatine to commence the destruction of Naboo via weather manipulation as part of Operation: Cinder. Rebel leader Leia Organa, ace pilot Shara Bey, and Naboo’s own Queen Soruna flew three long-abandoned N-1 fighters in the Theed Hangar into space to destroy the Imperial satellites that were causing the extreme weather conditions.[17]

The Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin acquired a modified N-1 starfighter following the destruction of his previous starship, the Razor Crest. Djarin and the engineer Peli Motto constructed the ship at Hangar 3-5 in Mos Eisley, Tatooine.[9]

Leema Kai’s N-1 Starfighter

By the time of the Cold War, an N-1 starfighter was in the service of Jinata Security officer Leema Kai, and was modified with seismic charges in place of proton torpedoes. It was destroyed in a dogfight with Iden Versio.[10]

In 35 ABY,[18] N-1 starfighters were part of a fleet assembled by Lando Calrissian to assist the Resistance during the battle against the Sith Eternal forces over the planet Exegol. [11]

Behind the scenes[]

And that one, I honestly wasn’t sure that it would work, because it was kind of a risky design to begin with. But at the end, it fit all the requirements. It was iconic, it was simple to read, you could tell what it was, and it was fresh. I was very happy that George [Lucas] actually liked it and actually wanted to push it even further by making it a bold color.
―Doug Chiang, referring to the N-1 starfighter[19]

The N-1 starfighter first appeared in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, the first installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.[7] A few practical models of the ship were built for the prequel trilogy. N-1 starfighters were later added to Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi as part of the celebration on Naboo in the ending montage in the DVD release.[20]

The N-1 starfighter was designed by artist Doug Chiang, and it was one of his favorite designs. [19] At the start of the design phase, the ship had the angular design aesthetic prevalent in the original trilogy.[21] However, Chiang decided that Naboo’s ships should have an aquatic feel because Naboo had a lot of water. Chiang thought that the ship would land on water, so he designed the ship to have a boat-like hull bottom and not have landing pads. He loved the idea of a really sleek boat form. Chiang knew that George Lucas loved F1 cars and F1 boats, and he found the F1 cars’ lines to be striking. Chiang decided to turn the look of an F1 boat into a ship, which started the evolution of the ships’s design.[19]

Chiang knew that the ship would need to be functionally practical and also have the elegant flavor that Lucas wanted. In the design, Chiang turned the F1 boats’ two pontoons into jet engines. Chiang designed the engines with a really long spike to mirror a fish’s tail spike in order to give the ship a fishlike quality. Chiang massaged all of the details to fully complete the ship. [19]

Chiang wasn’t sure that the ship would make it into The Phantom Menace because it had a risky design. The ship ultimately made it into the film because it was iconic, simple to read, fresh, and the audience could tell what it was. Lucas liked the design and wanted to go further by giving the ship a bold color.[19]

During production of The Phantom Menace, Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll and the film’s crew ran into a problem because the N-1 starfighters’ tails went through the walls of the Theed hangar in order to fit into their stalls. During production of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode “Blue Shadow Virus,” the show’s crew dealt with the same problem. Supervising director Dave Filoni consulted with Knoll, who confirmed they also had this problem while working on The Phantom Menace.[22]

The full-size N-1 Starfighter prop used by Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, was on display in Boston’s Museum of Science as part of the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit in 2005, and remained on display in the museum’s Blue Wing for several years afterward, hanging above guest’s heads with several large wires. It was ultimately taken down several years later, having accumulated large amounts of dust in the process.[source?]


Non-canon appearances[]

  • Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (Picture only)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – “Zander’s Joyride”
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – “The Test”
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – “The Kyber Saber Crystal Chase”
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – “The Tower of Alistan Nor” (Appears in hologram)
  • LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – “Exit from Endor” (In flashback(s))
  • LEGO STAR WARS: Celebrate the Season – “Gifting With Grogu”
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (DLC)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga


Notes and references[]

  1. 1. Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
  2. Star Wars, New Edition
  3. Wars Complete Vehicles, New Edition
  4. Naboo N-1 Starfighter in the Databank (backup link)
  5. Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
  6. ↑ “Republic, Rebel, and Resistance Starfighters” – Star Wars Encyclopedia
  7. 7. Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  8. ↑ Naboo Royal Guards in the Databank (backup link)
  9. The Book of Boba Fett – “Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian”
  10. 10.010.1Star Wars Battlefront II
  11. 11.011.1Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  12. ↑ 5 Highlights from the Star Wars Eclipse Cinematic Reveal Trailer on StarWars.com (backup link)
  13. Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  14. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – “Blue Shadow Virus”
  15. Star Wars Forces of Destiny – “The Starfighter Stunt”
  16. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (Special Edition)
  17. Shattered Empire 3
  18. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker to one year after the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Force Awakens to 34 ABY, the events of The Rise of Skywalker must occur in 35 ABY.
  19. “All Films are Personal”: An Oral History of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace on StarWars.com (backup link)
  20. ↑ Ships of the Galaxy: Naboo N-1 Starfighter on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  21. ↑ Naboo N-1 Starfighter in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  22. ↑ “Blue Shadow Virus” Episode Guide – The Clone Wars on StarWars.com (backup link)

External links[]

  • Every Starfighter in Star Wars Explained By Lucasfilm | WIRED on the WIRED YouTube channel (backup link)

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First test kit shots of Revell’s 24th scale N1 Starfighter

First test kit shots of Revell’s 24th scale N1 Starfighter

We are getting our first glimpse of the new 1/24th scale N1 Starfighter from the Mandalorian series in these test kit build shots from Revell. See what you think about the kit so far in our preview…

First test kit shots of Revell’s 24th scale N1 Starfighter

The Mandalorian: N1 Starfighter

From Revell

Product number: 06787

1/24th scale

Number of parts: 90

Length: 455 mm

RRP: 60 € 

Product Link on the Revell Website

The modified N-1 Starfighter of Din Djarin
“Do you have any idea what this is? This is an N-1 starfighter, handmade for the royal guard and commissioned personally by the Queen of Naboo.”

Din Djarin’s N-1 starfighter first appeared in “Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian,” in “The Book of Boba Fett”. The designer of the ship, Doug Chiang, originally designed the N-1 starfighter for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. The idea of building a customized version of a vehicle with speed modifications in a garage with a mechanic was inspired by the film American Graffiti.

The N-1 was modified by Djarin and Motto in order to increase speed. The under-slung torpedo launcher beneath the starfighter’s nose was kept, while both laser cannons were upgraded to larger variants. In addition, neither engine’s front cones were present, but Motto had at least one on each of its front wings. The panels at the spacecraft’s tail and below the cockpit were removed during the remodelling procedure, leaving only the skeleton of the ship. In order for a starship to access its induction intake charger and achieve blinding speeds, Motto added a Kineso-switch. Motto also took out the astromech socket, citing Djarin’s dislike of droids.

A turbonic venturi power assimilator from a starfighter from the time of the Galactic Republic was installed in place of the ship’s vapor manifold. Motto built an induction intake charger for the thrust capacitor, and the rear thruster received a Pyke repulsortrain-derived cryogenic density combustion booster. With the exception of a few stripes that resembled the Razor Crest on each wing, all of the yellow paint was erased.

The Kit:
Revell has posted the first pictures of their test kit prototype of the N1 Starfighter model kit from the third season of the popular Star Wars series – The Mandalorian. 

The kit comes in 1/24th scale, with ninety (90) highly detailed pieces that show the modifications of the N1 starfighter with it’s almost skeletal, stripped down appearance. 

The kit includes a multi-part fuselage, separate engines and clear parts that enhance the design. In addition, the kit includes a pilot figure and a display to showcase your masterpiece. There is an extra seat for the popular figure Grogu.

Keep an eye on TMN & Revell’s Website for more information on this kit… 

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N-1 starfighter | StarForge

N-1 starfighter | StarForgeN-1 starfighter – StarForge
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Published: 07/10/2019

Fighter N-1


Name Naboo Royal N-1 starfighter
Manufacturer Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps
Length 11 meters
Crew pilot and astrodroid
Speed ​​ ? MGLT
hyperdrive class 1
1100 km/h in atmosphere
Engines J-type Nubian-221
Hyperdrive Nubian Monarc C-4
Range up to 1000 light years
Autonomy 1 standard week
Shield ?
Housing ?
  • 2 laser guns
  • 2 launchers (total ammunition 10 missiles or torpedoes)
Cargo capacity 65 kg
Cost 200,000 credits


As you know, Naboo is a peaceful planet. But 15 years before the Clone Wars, Naboo finally realized that in order to maintain the status quo, it would be a good idea to arm and clean up the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps (NRSFC) in order. Even having begun military reform, formally Naboo continued to be a peaceful planet-state that did not have armed forces. However, the planet had its own military-industrial complex, which built its own space and atmospheric fighters, combat speeders and other military equipment in small series. King Ars Veruna, who ruled Naboo before Amidala, knew perfectly well that peacefulness alone would not get you far. It was thanks to Veruna that the Naboo pilots began to train at the proper level, fly frequently and receive quite modern equipment. However, the total number of NRSFCs continued to be small (see note).

The N-1 fighter was developed by the Royal Design Bureau without significant foreign support, becoming a true embodiment of local philosophy and art. The approach of the Naboo shipbuilders was reflected not only in the elegant appearance of the machine, but also in its filling. Especially at the request of the royal court, J-type engines were developed that did not pollute the atmosphere. This decision was justified from the point of view of ecology, but it was absolutely unpromising in military terms, since the engines quickly overheated, which led to extremely undesirable consequences, including for the environment. It is unlikely that a fighter plane that fell from the sky would have decorated the Naboo meadows or tidied up the forests.

N-1 was assembled on Naboo, but many of the components came from other planets. An interesting feature of the construction of fighters was that all N-1s were assembled … by hand. This led to the fact that each fighter was unique in its own way, which added a lot of headaches to the technicians serving them.

All N-1s had a shiny “chrome” finish on the engine fairings. Polished to a mirror finish, it shone in the sun, looking great during parades. “Chromium plating” was another useless thing that distinguished the Naboo fighter from the “workers of war”, less showy but more efficient. The shiny hull of the Naboo ships, including the unarmed royal yacht, was a tribute to the ancient military history of the galaxy, when such a mirror coating made it possible to reduce the impact of enemy lasers on the ship’s hull. But those days are long gone, laser guns have changed… and mirror coating has gone from a military necessity to a symbol of long-standing, and almost forgotten, forgotten victories and defeats

The fighter is controlled by a pilot assisted by an astromech droid, which acts as a navigator and weapon operator. An R2-series droid could take control if needed. This was especially useful during long flights, giving the pilot the opportunity to rest, eat and even sleep. The droid could provide some assistance with minor repairs to the fighter.

The need for long-haul flights, inevitable when accompanying the Queen on her diplomatic missions, required the N-1 to be equipped with an in-flight refueling system. The docking station was in the “tail” of the fighter. The same node was used for a long docking with the carrier ship. With a full supply of fuel, the range of the N-1 was 1,000 light years. By the way, the range of the rebel “Cross” was the same.

The main disadvantage of the N-1 is the unfortunate selection of the engine and the equally unfortunate cooling system. This often led to the fact that the N-1, especially during the battle, overheated, which led to the failure of all on-board systems and very sad consequences. (this is exactly what happened to Anakin in episode 1 – approx.). If the shutdown of engines and avionics (avionics) took place in space, the fighter only drifted for a few minutes before cooling down. But if the failure happened in the atmosphere of the planet, there was practically no chance to save the car, since the N-1 glider was clearly not designed to fly without the use of repulsors.

All in all, Naboo’s engineers have managed to create a sleek fighter that’s great for parade but ill-suited for combat.

The N-1’s baptism of fire took place even before the Naboo conflict, during a diplomatic mission, the purpose of which was to conduct negotiations between the queen and a representative of the Trade Federation (TF). The Queen’s transport was ambushed by a group of mercenaries piloting Dianoga, MorningStar, and Dagger-class fighters. Pilots Rhys Dallows and Essara Till managed to distract the mercenaries, giving the queen time to escape.

But the real test of the N-1’s capabilities was the TF intervention on Naboo in 32 BBY. After the flight of Amidala, many NRSFC military pilots continued to resist the invaders. Lacking normal maintenance, operating from secret field landing sites and being severely limited in fuel, rockets and bombs, the pilots delivered swift and sometimes very destructive blows to the forces of the invaders. As a rule, N-1 pairs, and sometimes single fighters, were sent on sorties. Although it is worth recognizing that they did not cause much damage to the huge army of droids. Only with the return of Queen Amidala from Coruscant did the war move from the stage of sluggish guerrilla warfare to full-fledged combat operations. Fighters from the Bravo Squadron, commanded by Ric Olie, attacked and destroyed the droid control station. However, their attack would have been unsuccessful if it were not for the bold and largely accidental actions of Anakin Skywalker, who managed to destroy the TF ship from the inside with successfully launched missiles.

After this battle, the N-1 continued to be actively produced, becoming the main (and only) fighter of the royal security forces. N-1 Squadrons were used to combat piracy in the sector and provided honorary escort to the Queen during her diplomatic missions. During the Clone Wars, Naboo pilots defended the planet from the CIS fleet. After the end of the war, fighters remained in service for many years. Their last mention is in 4 ABY.

NRSFC strength note

The exact number of the fighter corps is not mentioned anywhere.