Friday, October 8, 2010
Star Wars - Snowspeeder - Kenner - 1980 - Loose
* Vintage Star Wars SNOWSPEEDER
* from 1980
* Great for kids or collectors
* Empire strikes Back
Vintage Star Wars SNOWSPEEDER, loose!
In The Empire Strikes Back, Rogue Group, led by Commander Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), pilots snowspeeders against Imperial AT-AT walkers during the Battle of Hoth. When their lasers prove ineffective the Rebel pilots turn to tripping the walkers with the snowspeeders' harpoons and tow cables.
The snowspeeders used on Hoth are modified Incom T-47 airspeeders initially used for civilians; they are modified to survive the "hostile environment of the ice planet Hoth". Expanded Universe material states that the Y-wing cockpit and other features were donated to the airspeeders. The two-man craft has an advanced power system and repulsorlift to compensate for additional armaments and armor, affording them a top speed of 1,000 km/h and combat speed of 600 km/h. The playable snowspeeder in Star Wars: Battlefront II is armed with concussion missiles and small tow-cable launcher.
See Also: Star Wars - Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder - Vehicle - Playset
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