Gian speeder

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  • Size:
    5.7 meters long
  • Weapon:
    repeating laser cannons, heavy strike cannon
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From the Movies

The Gian speeder is a repulsorlift vehicle used by Naboo's volunteer security force for crowd control and urban defense. It is a heavier design than the sleek Flash speeder. The open-air canopy seats four soldiers. Flanking the sides of the craft are standard laser cannons. Modified models come equipped with a hood-mounted laser cannon capable of penetrating the armor of a Trade Federation battle tank. During the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo, the resistance groups organized by Captain Panaka and Queen Amidala employed Flash and Gian speeders to infiltrate the besieged city of Theed.

From the Expanded Universe

SoroSuub V-19 Gian speeders are typically only called into service in dire emergencies, as they are heavy vehicles with impressive armaments. The heavy strike cannon and twin repeater blasters are more than enough to handle civilian craft. Medium-grade hull plating allows the Gian to slough off glancing hits from laserfire. Its twin repulsor thrust pods are tucked away behind the main cabin to reduce the vehicle's target silhouette.

Behind the Scenes

The development of the Gian speeder came about when George Lucas requested that the Naboo forces have "a pick-up truck with guns."

Keywords: Databank - Episode I

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