Catapults were primitive artillery weapons that used elastic or gravitational potential energy to accelerate projectiles of any type on a ballistic trajectory towards the enemy. Two types of catapults that greatly impacted galactic history were energy catapults, employed by the Gungan Grand Army to launch their energy ball ordnance at the Trade Federation Army during the Battle of Naboo in 32 BBY, and the catapults used by the Ewoks to launch their more primitive rock projectiles and burning rocks at the occupying Imperial force during the Battle of Endor. In 36 ABY during the Battle of Tenupe, the Great Swarm Killik army used catapults, magcannons and other primitive weapons to try to take down Chiss perimeter shields.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- "Mist Encounter"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 7 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
- Ewoks—"The Cries of the Trees"
- Ewoks—"Rampage of the Phlogs"
- Ewoks—"A Warrior and a Lurdo"
- Ewoks—"Battle for the Sunstar"
- The Ring, the Witch, and the Crystal: An Ewok Adventure
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- The Ewoks Join the Fight
- Star Wars: Force Commander
- Star Wars 82: Diplomacy
- Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Star Wars: Microfighters video game
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (First identified as Catapult)
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Coloring Book (Max Rebo) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Coloring Book (1984) (Picture only)
- Battle for Endor
- "The Free-Trader's Guide to Sevarcos"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 2
- Star Wars Sourcebook, Second Edition
- Live-Action Adventures
- Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide