Decimators were used as either long-range reconnaissance units or picket ships stationed along the perimeter of Imperial fleets. Sometimes Decimators were used to break through enemy forces to deploy raiding parties.
The command of a VT-49 was a point of accomplishment and pride for the middle ranks of the Imperial Navy. It was usually seen as a stepping stone on the path towards command of a capital ship.
In 0 BBY, the mercenary Rianna Saren stole a VT-49 from the Death Star to go to Danuta.
Behind the scenesEdit
The designers of the VT-49 Decimator have stated that the ship was created as an "evil" Imperial version of Millennium Falcon. The sounds of the VT-49 Decimator were created by Lead Audio Designer Todd Davies using the Millennium Falcon as a reference.