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I require assistance identifying a piece of Star Wars hardware; a ship. Timeline-wise, it first appeared on an early Tim Zahn novel, used to escort ships to one of Lando's newest enterprises (a Mercury-like world, with a city/mining station that was carried on the dark side by AT-ATs).

This ship… well… it looked, from the description, like the Warsie version of Sunshine's Icarus II.

Like I said, I need help please. What is that ship, capabilities, etc.

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They are called "Shieldships"; and indeed they appeared in the very first SW book by Zahn, Heir to the Empire (Thrawn Trilogy #1).

Capabilities listed on Wookieepedia in detail, but included:

(Image from Wookieepedia article)

Millennium Falcon approaching a Shieldship

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