The V-19 Torrent starfighter, or the V-19 Torrent Interceptor, was a sturdy, fast, and long-range space superiority starfighter produced by Slayn & Korpil for the Galactic Republic's naval forces. It possessed a flat, broad and roughly square-shaped fuselage with a cockpit mounted far aft on the starfighter's dorsal hull. The large domed canopy of the cockpit provided pilots with a greater view of their surroundings, and an advanced QY77.b avionics suite gave all necessary combat information.
V-19 fighters were also present during the Battle of Christophsis where they engaged droid fighters over the planet as Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi used their starfighters to break through the Separatist blockade so they can land on the planet. More V-19s were also present engaging vulture droids when more Confederate Navy ships arrived, making Admiral Wullf Yularen unable to deliver reinforcements.
Not long after that, V-19 fighters also saw action during the Battle of Ryloth, where Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano led a squadron against the Separatist blockade led by Mar Tuuk. However, they were caught in a trap and overwhelmed, resulting Tano's second-in-command Axe being killed by a vulture droid. The squadron was forced to retreat, with only two V-19's left out of the 15 that took part in the engagement. They would later break through the blockade with the support of BTL-B Y-wing starfighters after Mar Tuuk's Droid Control Ship was destroyed by the Venator-class Star Destroyer Defender, just as Tuuk himself escaped the destruction of his ship.
During the reign of the Galactic Empire, these fighters were used by planetary defense forces, including the Botajef Defense Force, which mounted a rebellion against the Empire. Additionally, even many years after Republic's reign, the Empire continued to use the V-19, despite its age, for missions in the Outer Rim Territories. The starfighter was still well-respected, with Imperial officers recognizing the starfighter for its versatility and durability. 2b1af7f3a8