In Chapter 5 of the Book of Boba Fett:

Din Djarin's recently rebuilt and extensively modified N-1 starfighter left two New Republic X-Wings standing.

Dialogue during the episode suggests that this is due to the heavy customisation done to the N-1.

My question is, how much of a difference did those customisations make? Specifically how would a stock pre-Clone Wars N-1 have performed compared to the T65 X-Wing in terms of sublight speed?

  • 2
    An N-1 would always precede an X-Wing, at least in alphabetical order.
    – lfurini
    Feb 5 at 15:33
  • 5
    @lfurini - Unless you include the manufacturer. In which case the Incom T65B X-Wing comes before the Naboo N-1 Starfighter.
    – Valorum
    Feb 5 at 15:47
  • Didn't the X-Wing pilots choose not to follow him?
    – Rogue Jedi
    Feb 5 at 20:21
  • @RogueJedi - They explicitly state that he'd gone from their sensor range. Feb 5 at 20:57
  • Why did we only see the N-1 starfighters in one film? - In an atmosphere "N-1s can't outrun an ambush by an X-wing, and they can be quickly overtaken by an A-wing. In a stand-up fight verses an A-wing it might be more or less evenly matched, but against an X-wing (pretty much anything except a B-wing; 3 lasers, 3 ion cannons, and torpedoes) would be suicide." - 1,050 kph X-wings can't catch 1,100 kph N-1s.
    – Mazura
    Feb 6 at 3:17

1 Answer 1


According to the (Canon) Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy and Star Wars: Encyclopedia of Starifighters and Other Vehicles factbooks the Naboobian N-1 Starfighter has a top sublight speed of 1100kph. This compares to the T65B X-Wing Starfighter which has a top speed of 1050kph.

enter image description here vs. enter image description here

This suggests that the N-1 in question has been heavily customised.

  • 2
    I have never much spent much thought on the performance metrics of fictional spacecraft. Are these units actual kilometers/miles per hour? Because there are things on wheels that are faster than that, and from the shows I had always imagined spaceships to be a bit more nimble (of course this a galaxy far far away, so maybe their kilometers are longer, or the hours are shorter). Feb 5 at 21:37
  • 3
    @EikePierstorff - This is a world in which spaceships are limited to a top speed in atmosphere and in space.
    – Valorum
    Feb 5 at 21:49
  • 2
    @EikePierstorff And notice that they advertise "speed" rather than "acceleration", which is just hooey for space physics.
    – Lexible
    Feb 5 at 22:46
  • 1
    Don't worry, I don't take this too seriously. It is just funny to imagine that a starfighter would be outpaced by an Apollo spacecraft by an order of magnitude (I know, fixed trajectory, so it does not really compare, but still). Feb 5 at 23:23
  • 1
    @EikePierstorff - Luke's X-Wing can go from the ground into space straight up, then navigate to a nearby planet using nothing but point-and-shoot. When you've got unlimited delta-V, then you can start making remarks about the kph.
    – Valorum
    Feb 5 at 23:29

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.