21 posts tagged star wars vehicles
SW Vehicles: Storm IV Twin-Pod Cloud Car
The Storm IV Twin-Pod Cloud Car was the first high-atmospheric aircraft to be categorized as a cloud car. It was designed and produced by Bespin Motors to patrol the skies surrounding the floating mining colony and gambling resort Cloud City. The Storm IV was originally employed by the Bespin Wing Guard, who were responsible for the security of Cloud City. [Wikia]
SW Vehicles: AT-PT
The All Terrain Personal Transport (AT-PT) was a light anti-infantry walker used by the Galactic Republic and, later, the Galactic Empire. Made to take a single trooper into an intense combat situation on his own, it was the basis for the AT-ST and the AT-AT. The walker was armed with twin blaster cannons and one concussion grenade launcher, which were only effective against infantry. The walker’s superior agility made up for its light armor (in comparison to most other cavalry units). [Wikia]
SW Vehicles: Khetanna aka Jabba’s Sail Barge
The Khetanna (commonly referred to as simply Jabba’s sail barge) was a Ubrikkian Industries Luxury sail barge, owned by the crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure. He used it to travel over the Dune Sea of Tatooine, and for pleasurable expeditions to the Great Pit of Carkoon. It was generally accompanied by two skiffs, which carried the Hutt’s guards. [Wikia]
SW Vehicles: AT-AT Walker
The All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) walker, also known as the Imperial Walker, was a major part of the Galactic Empire’s army. It was one of the most heavily armored land vehicles in the Imperial Army, but was also known for its relatively slow speed.
The AT-AT walker was a behemoth of a war machine, standing at a height of 22.5 meters. Designed for the dual purpose of crushing and demoralizing enemy forces, and also serving as a transport for Imperial troops and light vehicles, the AT-AT was among the most awesome vehicles in the Imperial Army inventory. [Wikia]
SW Vehicles: Tie/D Defender
The TIE/D Defender, commonly known as the TIE Defender, was a high-performance TIE series starfighter developed for the Imperial Navy by Sienar Fleet Systems shortly before the Battle of Endor. Representing a shift in starfighter design from previous TIE models, the ship featured a hyperdrive as well as deflector shields to allow it to operate independently of Imperial capital ships. The ship’s speed and agility, combined with its firepower, made it arguably the most advanced starfighter available at the time. [Wikia]
SW Vehicles: T-47 Airspeeder
The Incom Corporation’s T-47 was an atmospheric vehicle designed for industrial cargo handling. Its cockpit featured positions for a forward-facing pilot and a rear-facing cargo manager. The cargo manager used the airspeeder’s magnetic harpoon and tow cable to control repulsorlift cargo modules.
Mechanical braking flaps, along with the high-powered thrust nozzles, allowed for precise maneuvering. The airspeeder was piloted by one individual and featured a gunner. [Wikia]