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snowspeeder

Rebel Alliance T-47 Airspeeder

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Description

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.

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Appearances
  1. Episode V
Height
5.3 meters long
Type
Assault speeder
Weapon
Laser cannons, harpoon and tow cable
Affiliation
Rebel Alliance

Relationships

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker

The main Alliance snowspeeder unit at Echo Base was Rogue Group, led by Luke Skywalker. This unit was tasked with delaying the thundering Imperial invasion force long enough for Rebel command to evacuate Echo Base.

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All Terrain Armored Transport

AT-AT walker

The Imperial taskforce consisted of AT-AT walkers. The snowspeeder laser cannons were ineffective against such heavy armor, and Luke Skywalker turned to a tactic of desperation. He ordered his pilots to employ their harpoons and tow cables to ensnare the walkers' legs

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Hoth

Hoth

Rebel Alliance snowspeeders were stationed in the cavernous ice hangars of Echo Base Hoth. In addition to defense, the speeders were intended to serve as patrol vehicles, but difficulties with weather conditions caused the Rebels to rely instead on native tauntaun mounts.

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