Defense Operations Wing

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Defense Operations Wing, DOW, was a wing in the former RgF.

Defense Operations Wing
General Information
Headquarters Yridia
Locations Minos Cluster
Historical Information
Founding In anticipation of the 1997 release of XvT
Fragmentation 2005, combinged with Guardian Wing
Dissolution 2007
Other Information
Assigned to ISD Wyvern
Part of Renegade Fleet
Subunits Red Dragon Squadron, Jedi Squadron, Griffon Squadron


The Defense Operations Wing, otherwise known as DOW, was created sometime shortly after the formation of the Renegade Fleet once the game X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter was released. At its best, the DOW was composed of three squadrons: Red Dragon Squadron, Griffon Squadron, and Jedi Squadron. The RDS maintained its existance throughout the entire life of the RgF, and carries on in the VSG to this day. Jedi and Griffon Squadrons came and went as pilot numbers fluctuated.

In 2005, Guardian Wing merged with elements from Defense Operations Wing to form a conglomerate wing which retained the name Guardian. Guardian Wing retained two active squadrons (Dragon & Twilight) and one inactive squadron (Wyvern) and also gained one active (Red Dragon) and two inactive (Jedi & Griffon) squadrons from Defense Operations Wing.

Role in the Starfighter Corps

The DOW was charged with the task of being the last line of defense in withdrawal operations, as well as heavy strike or space superiority. More emphasis was given to heavier craft that could go toe-to-toe with Imperial counterparts, rather than hit and fade operations. As such, the standard starfighter assigned to DOW members was the X-Wing or Y-Wing fighter, later on added the B-Wing. Additionally, the capital ships that composed the strike group portion of the DOW were larger and heavier than may have been found in other units of the RgF.

Notable Leaders of the DOW

DOW had numerous leaders over the years. Two long standing leaders were Pete Arie who lead the fleet through c. late 1998 to 2000, and Tech Krill who lead the wing in c. 2003.

DOW Order of Battle

Imperial Star Detroyer Wyvern
Role: Defense Operations Wing Flagship
Manufacturer: Kuat Drive Yards
Length: 1,600 meters
Crew: 37,085 (9,235 officers. 27,850 enlisted)
Troops: 9,700
Cargo Capacity: 36,000 metric tons
Consumables: 6 years

  • 60 Turbolaser batteries
  • 60 Ion cannon batteries
  • 10 Tractor beam projectors

Nebulon-B Frigate Unforgiven
Role: Escort Frigate
Manufacturer: Kuat Drive Yards
Length: 300 meters
Crew: 920 (78 officers, 842 enlisted)
Troops: 75
Cargo Capacity: 6,000 metric tons
Consumables: 2 years

  • 12 Turbolaser batteries
  • 12 Laser cannons
  • 2 Tractor beam projectors

Corellian Corvette Apollo
Role: Support Ship
Manufacturer: Corellian Engineering Corporation
Length: 150 meters
Crew: 45 to 165, depending on mission
Passengers: Up to 600, depending on mission
Cargo Capacity: 3,000 metric tons
Consumables: 1 year

  • 6 Double turbolaser cannons

Dreadnaught End of Days
Role: Escort Ship
Manufacturer: Rendili StarDrive Corporation
Length: 600 meters

Dreadnaught Unnamed
Role: Escort Ship
Manufacturer: Rendili StarDrive Corporation
Length: 600 meters