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: [the Y-wings are running the gauntlet toward the Death Star reactor-port
] The guns - they've stopped! Gold Five
: [realizes why
] Stabilize your rear deflectors... Watch for enemy fighters. Gold Leader
: They're coming in! Three marks at 2-10!
[Gold Two is slain by Darth Vader and his wingmen; Gold Leader starts to panic
] Gold Leader
: It's no good, I can't maneuver! Gold Five
: Stay on target. Gold Leader
: We're too close! Gold Five
: Stay on target! Gold Leader
] Loosen up!
[he too is picked off by Vader and Company; Gold Five tries to escape but is fatally winged
] Gold Five
: Gold Five to Red leader, lost Tiree, lost Dutch. Red Leader
: I copy, Gold Leader. Gold Five
: They came from... behind!
: The battle station is heavily shielded and carries a firepower greater than half the star fleet. Its defenses are designed around a direct, large-scale assault. A small one-man fighter should be able to penetrate the outer defense. Gold Leader
: Pardon me for asking, sir, but what good are snub fighters going to be against that? General Dodonna
: Well, the Empire doesn't consider a small one-man fighter to be any threat, or they'd have a tighter defense. An analysis of the plans provided by Princess Leia has demonstrated a weakness in the battle station. But the approach will not be easy. You are required to maneuver straight down this trench and skim the surface to this point. The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system. A precise hit will start a chain reaction which should destroy the station. Only a precise hit will set off a chain reaction. The shaft is ray-shielded, so you'll have to use proton torpedoes. Wedge Antilles (Red 2)
: That's impossible! Even for a computer. Luke
: It's not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they're not much bigger than two meters. General Dodonna
: Then man your ships. And may the Force be with you.