Debut: March 2016

 




   

.: Tony McGoldrick's Star Wars Snow Speeder

Brand:

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Scale:

1/????

Modelling Time:

~ hrs

PE/Resin Detail:

none

Comments:

"fun build"

SNOWSPEEDER

When stationed on Hoth, the Rebel Alliance modified T-47 airspeeders to become snowspeeders, fast flying conveyances for patrol and defense of their hidden base. It took some doing to keep the crippling cold from permanently grounding their airforce, but Rebel ingenuity overcame the relentless Hoth elements. The T-47 airspeeder is a small, wedge-shaped craft with two forward-facing laser cannons. In its rear arc is a harpoon gun fitted with a heavy-duty tow cable. The snowspeeder is a two-man vessel, with a pilot and rear-facing tailgunner.

"Are the speeders ready?"
"Not yet. We're having some trouble adapting them to the cold."
―Han Solo and the Deck Officer[src]

The T-47 airspeeder was a model of low-altitude vehicle manufactured by Incom Corporation.[1] When the Alliance to Restore the Republic was stationed on the icy planet of Hoth, a contingent of T-47 airspeeders were modified to become assault fighters calledsnowspeeders. A small, wedge-shaped craft, the Alliance snowspeeder was a two-man ship, with a pilot and a rear-facing tailgunner. It had two heavy, forward-facing laser cannons and aharpoon cannon fitted in its rear arc.[2]

T-47 airspeeder

Production information

Manufacturer

Model

Class

Assault speeder[2]

Technical specifications

Length

Modified: 5.3 meters[2]

Armament

Modified version:

Crew

Modified version:

Usage

Role(s)

  • Reconnaissance[2]
  • Patrol[2]
  • Aerial assault[3]

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