Star Wars: 10 best Republic ships ranked from worst to best

Let's talk about the best 10 of the many Republic ships that have become as iconic as the heroes who pilot them, each one a piece of the ever-expanding Star Wars lore and universe.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi...Poe's Resistance X-Wing..Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd. ..© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi...Poe's Resistance X-Wing..Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd. ..© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. /
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10. V-Wing Starfighter

Kicking off our interstellar joyride at number 10 is the often underappreciated, yet nifty little number known as the V-Wing Starfighter. Think of it as the unsung hero of the last few years of the Republic, zipping and zooming through space battles with the grace of a space ballerina. It's the kind of ship that doesn't hog the limelight but definitely deserves a tip of the hat.

With a design sleeker than a Hutt after a slim-fast diet, this fighter cuts through space like a hot knife through butter. Sure, it might not have the celebrity status of its more famous cousins in the starfighter family, but what it lacks in fame, it makes up for in sheer speed and maneuverability. This is the ship for the discerning pilot who likes their rides with a bit more pizzazz and a lot less bulk.

But let's be real, the V-Wing is like that indie band you adore but none of your friends have heard of – underrated but brilliant. It’s the ship that whispers rather than shouts - it's got agility that would make even the most seasoned TIE fighter pilot a tad envious, darting in and out of dogfights with the ease of a Loth-cat chasing its prey. It’s the kind of ship that doesn’t need to boast about its capabilities - it just shows up, does its job with a flourish, and zooms off into the sunset (or sunrise, depending on your galactic coordinates).

9. Naboo N-1 Starfighter

Next, we have the Naboo N-1 Starfighter – now that's a ship that knows how to make an entrance. A ship so shiny and sleek, it's like the fancy sports car of the Republic. With curves smoother than a Jawa's sales pitch and a chrome finish that would make a C-3PO unit jealous, this starfighter is a head-turner. It's not just about looking pretty, though - this beauty also packs a punch. In the Battle of Naboo, it zipped around dodging and weaving – it was poetry in motion but with explosions. The N-1 has an attitude that says, "I'm here to slay - both figuratively and literally."

When it comes to firepower, the Naboo N-1 Starfighter might look like it's headed to a royal parade rather than a battle, but it's got the guts to back up its grace. Armed with laser cannons and proton torpedoes, it's like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Fans of the prequel era love it not just because it's a beaut but because it represents the perfect blend of form and function. This ship doesn't just fly - it dances among the stars, leaving a trail of awed onlookers and defeated enemies in its wake.

It's a reminder that in the Star Wars universe, you can fight the dark side and still have style.