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"Sir, we're taking heavy fire."
"Close the blast shields, lieutenant. Get us under those guns!"
―A clone pilot lieutenant and Jedi General Anakin Skywalker[1]

Blast shields were a type of physical shielding employed on the Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry, a model of LAAT gunship used by the Republic Military during the Clone Wars against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The blast shielding was not always employed, being able to close over the gunship if ordered. During the Battle of Teth[1] in 22 BBY,[2] Jedi General Anakin Skywalker ordered a clone trooper pilot lieutenant flying his LAAT/i to close the blast shielding in response to heavy Separatist fire from the battle droids stationed at the Teth Monastery. The gunship was able to reach the ground intact, allowing Skywalker and the others on the LAAT/i to participate in the rest of the battle.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of the Battle of Christophsis and the early events of the Battle of Ryloth to 22 BBY. As the film this event takes place within takes place between the events of the pieces of media the other events are attached to according to StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link), this event must also take place in 22 BBY.