The AAC-1 speeder tank was fast, with exceptional lateral maneuverability allowing it to slip sideways and dodge incoming fire. Equipped with reinforced hull plating, the AAC-1's only weak point was found to be the black coolers on the sides of the tank. Its primary weapons were forward-facing laser cannons and particle cannons, which were capable of destroying an enemy tank with a small number of shots. A pair of rapid-fire missile turrets were mounted on the top of the vehicle. The pilot used the laser cannons and beam cannons whilst the gunner fired the missile turrets. The speeder tank was employed as an anti-aircraft combat vehicle, and employed a repulsorlift engine for movement.
Originally designed by SoroSuub Corporation, the vehicle that would become the AAC-1 was a prototype concept that never went into production. A SoroSuub designer sold the design blueprints to agents of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and the Royal Naboo Security Forces to pay off debts incurred from a night of Sabacc. The Alliance to Restore the Republic found the vehicle to be effective when used in lightning strikes against military targets.
The Royal Naboo Security Forces employed AAC-1s during the Galactic Empire's assault on Naboo in 18 BBY, during which Queen Apailana was killed. Around 0 BBY, the Alliance and the Empire had AAC-1s stationed at their base on Polis Massa when the Empire raided the facility searching for the Death Star plans.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars: Battlefront II (First appearance)
- Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
- Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
- Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Card Game – The Search for Skywalker (Card: AAC-1 speeder tank)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 4 ("AAC-1 speeder tank")
- ↑ Star Wars: The Card Game – The Search for Skywalker (Card: AAC-1 speeder tank)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Battlefront II