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Gauntlet fighter

Mandalorian Fighter

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Description

While the rest of Mandalore attempted to put their warrior past behind them, Governor Pre Vizsla secretly rearmed the Death Watch movement to challenge the pacifist leadership of Duchess Satine Kryze. Part of his arsenal were Gauntlet starfighters -- sleek combat ships that also served as troop transports.

A Gauntlet has a sleek primary hull flanked by large pivoting wings that contain the ship's drives. The wings are on a collared mount, which can rotate independently from the hull, offering the ship remarkable maneuverability for a ship of its size. Within the hull is a drop-seat bay where 24 armored Death Watch troopers can egress via jetpack as the Gauntlet provides air support over a target zone.

The ship is armed with two forward laser cannons, and a pair of rearward facing cannons that flank its boarding tube.

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Appearances
  1. The Clone Wars
Homeworld
Concordia, moon of Mandalore
Height
52.3 meters long; 13.23 meters tall; 52.4 meters wide
Type
Combat transport
Weapon
Two forward laser cannons; two rear laser cannons
Affiliation
Death Watch

Relationships

Pre Vizsla

Pre Vizsla

Pre Vizsla dreamed of returning the proud warrior heritage to Mandalore, but a series of upsets and betrayals turned him into an exiled leader of a vagabond army. He used a Gauntlet fighter as his primary means of transportation from camp to camp.

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Death Watch

Death Watch

Death Watch carries on the tradition of ancient, armored Mandalorians who waged war against the Republic. Their distinctive armor echoes the helmets of the distant past. Vizsla had his Gauntlets decorated with the mark of his clan, and thus the mark of Death Watch.

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Darth Maul

Darth Maul

Pre Vizsla discovered the incapacitated form of Darth Maul in his travels. The Death Watch leader docked his Gaunlet fighter with Maul's derelict escape pod, and brought the inert Sith Lord and his brother aboard.

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Mandalore

Mandalore

Warfare devastated the surface of Mandalore, scorching it to a lifeless white desert. Its citizens now live within hermetic domes. Their principal interplanetary conveyance are unarmed shuttles -- combat vessels like the Gauntlet go against their pacifist ideals.

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