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Battle Name : 4 Imperial Starships vs. Mon Calamari Cruiser Chie [Battles-Balance of Power in the Airam Sector, Mission 3]
Battle Location : In the Airam Sector
Battle Occurred : Some time after the Battle of Hoth and after Imperial Task Force Vengeance was sent into the Airam Sector
Battle Type : Trapping Operation (For the Empire)
Force Making Attack : Galactic Empire
Opposing Forces : Galactic Empire / Rebel Alliance
Victorious Force : Rebel Alliance
Imperial Personnel : Unknown
Imperial Force Composition : VSD Skraeling, Strike Cruisers Longbow 1-4, Lambda Shuttle Lambda 1 (Repair shuttle), Avenger Squadron (TIE Advanced armed with 8 Concussion Missiles), Talon Squadron (Assault Gunboats armed with 6 Advanced Proton Torpedoes), 9 Assault Gunboats (Armed with Concussion Missiles) and 3 TIE Bombers
Rebel Personnel : Unknown
Rebel Force Composition : MC80a Chie, Rogue Squadron (X-Wings armed with 4 Mag Pulse Torpedoes and 7 Flares, others 10 Chaff Bursts half/half mix), 6 B-Wings (From Green Squadron armed with 8 Heavy Rockets and 10 Flares) and 6 A-Wings (From Blue Squadron armed with 6 Advanced Concussion Missiles and 5 Flares)
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : VSD Skraeling, Strike Cruisers Longbow 1-4, Lambda Shuttle Lambda 1 (Repair shuttle), Avenger Squadron, Assault Gunboats and 3 TIE Bombers
Imperial Loses : Heavy Losses to Avenger Squadron and severely losses to Assault Gunboats
Rebel Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : MC80a Chie, Rogue Squadron, B-Wings and A-Wings
Rebel Loses : Moderate Losses

    An Imperial squadron of Strike Cruisers were attempting to box in the MC80a Chie to prevent its escape and to destroy it. The MC80a Chie was attempting to disengage from pursuing Imperial Strike Cruisers Longbow 1 and 2 before it could be box in by two more Strike Cruisers which were going to hyper in directly ahead of the fleeing Rebel ship. The X-Wings took on the role of suppressing the Strike Cruisers before they could get in range to engage the MC80a, while the B-Wings were to clear a path for the MC80a to escape. The A-Wings would provide starfighter cover. Avenger and Talon Squadrons were already in the area and were heading towards the Rebels to engage them. Talon Squadron was able to unleash a salvo of warheads at the MC80a. Shortly into the battle, Strike Cruisers Longbow 3 and 4 hypered into the area to complete the boxing of the MC80a. After Talon Squadron was defeated, Imperial Forces called in reinforcement Assault Gunboats. The Assault Gunboats went after the MC80a and the Rebel starfighters. The Rebels managed to cause severe damage to pursuing Strike Cruisers Longbow 1 and 2, forcing them to retreat out of the area. During the fighting severe damage was inflicted on the MC80a's shields by Imperial Forces. Nearing the end of the fighting, the Rebels were able to disable the remaining two Strike Cruisers moments after the arrival of the VSD Skraeling, which launched 3 TIE Bombers to start a new wave of attacks on the MC80a. Nearing the end of the battle shuttle Lambda 1 was launched to repair the disabled Strike Cruisers. Throughout the entire battle, none of the capital ships in the area traded fire. It was not after the VSD Skraeling's arrival that the MC80a Chie was able to escape the defeated Imperial trapping attempt.