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{{Quote|You'd need a twisted mind to design a Podracer the way Farwan & Glott did. But you’d need to be totally insane to actually fly one.|Anonymous comment on [[Neva Kee]]'s [[podracer]]|Episode I Insider's Guide}}
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{{Quote|You'd need a twisted mind to design a Podracer the way Farwan & Glott did. But you’d need to be totally insane to actually fly one.|Anonymous comment on [[Neva Kee/Legends|Neva Kee's]] [[Podracer/Legends|podracer]]|Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide}}
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The '''FG 8T8-Twin Block2 Special''' was a [[Podracer/Legends|podracer]] design produced by [[Farwan & Glott/Legends|Farwan & Glott]] prior to the [[Invasion of Naboo/Legends|Invasion of Naboo]].
   
The '''FG 8T8-Twin Block2 Special''' was a [[podracer]] design produced by [[Farwan & Glott]] prior to the [[Invasion of Naboo]]. The design was unusual in the fact that the cockpit was joined to the engines forward of their intakes via fixed, faired brackets. By contrast, all other podracer designs featured separate gondolas which trailed the pod's engines and were fastened to them with flexible chords which transmitted commands input by the vehicle's pilot to the engines, which were in turn bound by [[energy binder]]s. With the Twin Block2 Special, the need for such devices was eliminated, making the craft more resemblant of a starfighter.
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==Characteristics==
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The 8T8-Tracer's design was unusual in the fact that the cockpit was joined to the engines forward of their intakes via fixed, fully faired brackets. By contrast, all other podracer designs featured separate gondolas which trailed the pod's engines and were fastened to them with flexible cords which transmitted commands input by the vehicle's pilot to the engines, which were in turn bound by [[Energy binder/Legends|energy binders]]. With the Twin Block2 Special, the need for such devices was eliminated, making the craft bear more of a resemblance to a traditional [[Airspeeder/Legends|airspeeder]].<ref name="EV" /> However, this configuration also put the pilot at greater risk of injury or death from head-on collisions. Because of this threat, the pod put heavy emphasis on turning and braking power over speed.
   
The podrace pilot [[Neva Kee]] flew a Twin Block2 Special during the [[Boonta Eve Classic]] won by [[Anakin Skywalker]] in [[32 BBY]]. Kee performed very well in the first lap of the race, but in the second lap he simply vanished from the track. He was believed to have disappeared somewhere in the [[Dune Sea]] of [[Tatooine]].
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The cockpit was aerodynamic and fully enclosed, including a factory-equipped ejection system rare in factory customs and luxury lines. Despite this, the model is among the slowest podracers on the market due to its weight and overbearing pilot assistance.<ref name="EV" />
   
During [[1 ABY]], when the [[Galactic Civil War]] was intensifying, a [[spacer]] aquired a podracer that looked very similar to the FG 8T8-Twin. This podracer was believed to be a mere replica, and not the same vehicle piloted by Neva Kee.
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==History==
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The podrace pilot [[Neva Kee/Legends|Neva Kee]] flew a Twin Block2 Special during the [[Boonta Eve Classic/Legends|Boonta Eve Classic]] won by [[Anakin Skywalker/Legends|Anakin Skywalker]] in [[32 BBY/Legends|32 BBY]]. Kee performed very well in the first lap of the race, but in the second lap he simply vanished from the track. He was believed to have disappeared somewhere in the [[Dune Sea/Legends|Dune Sea]] of [[Tatooine/Legends|Tatooine]]. [[San Maxus]] also piloted one before it was destroyed during a race on [[Mon Gazza/Legends|Mon Gazza]]. Maxus was nearly killed in the collision.
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During [[1 ABY/Legends|1 ABY]], when the [[Galactic Civil War/Legends|Galactic Civil War]] was intensifying, a [[Spacer/Legends|spacer]] acquired a podracer that looked very similar to the FG 8T8-Twin. This podracer was believed to be a mere replica, and not the same vehicle piloted by Neva Kee.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
The cover art ''[[Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games]]'' depicts [[Anakin Skywalker]] piloting [[Neva Kee]]'s pod. The story does not appear to have any connection to Neva, however.
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The cover art ''[[Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games]]'' depicts [[Anakin Skywalker/Legends|Anakin Skywalker]] piloting [[Neva Kee/Legends|Neva Kee's]] pod. The story does not appear to have any connection to Neva, however, and the vehicle does not appear in the story. Skywalker actually pilots the rebuilt podracer of [[Ratts Tyerell/Legends|Ratts Tyerell]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Episode I Adventures 6: The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Episode I Racer]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Episode I Racer]]''
*''[[Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace]]'' {{1st}}
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*[[Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace|''Star Wars'': Episode I ''The Phantom Menace'']] {{1st}}
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*''[[The Clone Wars: Crash Course]]''
 
*{{SWG|An Empire Divided}} {{C|Replica}}
 
*{{SWG|An Empire Divided}} {{C|Replica}}
*''[[Star Wars: The Clone Wars Volume 2: Crash Course]]''
 
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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*<!-- 1999/05/10 -->''[[Star Wars: Episode I Incredible Cross-Sections]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide]]''
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*''[[The New Essential Guide to Characters]]''
 
*''[[The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels]]''
 
*''[[The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels]]''
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*<!-- 2007/03/19 -->''[[Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections]]''
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*''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''
 
*{{DB|character|nevakee|Neva Kee}}
 
*{{DB|character|nevakee|Neva Kee}}
 
*{{DB|vehicle|nevakeespodracer|Neva Kee's Podracer}}
 
*{{DB|vehicle|nevakeespodracer|Neva Kee's Podracer}}
*{{SWGTCG|The Shadow Syndicate|cardname=FG 8T8-Twin Block2 Special Podracer}}
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*{{SWGTCG|set=The Shadow Syndicate|cardname=FG 8T8-Twin Block2 Special Podracer}}
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*''[[Star Wars: Force Collection]]'' {{C|Card: Neva Kee}} {{Imo}}
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*''[[Endless Vigil]]''
   
[[Category:Podracer pods]]
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==Notes and references==
[[Category:Farwan & Glott products]]
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{{Reflist}}
   
[[pl:FG 8T8-Twin Block2 Special]]
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==External links==
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*{{SWGWiki|FG 8T8-Twin Block2 Special Podracer}}
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[[Category:Farwan & Glott products]]
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[[Category:Podracer pods]]

Latest revision as of 02:37, May 24, 2019

"You'd need a twisted mind to design a Podracer the way Farwan & Glott did. But you’d need to be totally insane to actually fly one."
―Anonymous comment on Neva Kee's podracer[src]

The FG 8T8-Twin Block2 Special was a podracer design produced by Farwan & Glott prior to the Invasion of Naboo.

CharacteristicsEdit

The 8T8-Tracer's design was unusual in the fact that the cockpit was joined to the engines forward of their intakes via fixed, fully faired brackets. By contrast, all other podracer designs featured separate gondolas which trailed the pod's engines and were fastened to them with flexible cords which transmitted commands input by the vehicle's pilot to the engines, which were in turn bound by energy binders. With the Twin Block2 Special, the need for such devices was eliminated, making the craft bear more of a resemblance to a traditional airspeeder.[1] However, this configuration also put the pilot at greater risk of injury or death from head-on collisions. Because of this threat, the pod put heavy emphasis on turning and braking power over speed.

The cockpit was aerodynamic and fully enclosed, including a factory-equipped ejection system rare in factory customs and luxury lines. Despite this, the model is among the slowest podracers on the market due to its weight and overbearing pilot assistance.[1]

HistoryEdit

The podrace pilot Neva Kee flew a Twin Block2 Special during the Boonta Eve Classic won by Anakin Skywalker in 32 BBY. Kee performed very well in the first lap of the race, but in the second lap he simply vanished from the track. He was believed to have disappeared somewhere in the Dune Sea of Tatooine. San Maxus also piloted one before it was destroyed during a race on Mon Gazza. Maxus was nearly killed in the collision.

During 1 ABY, when the Galactic Civil War was intensifying, a spacer acquired a podracer that looked very similar to the FG 8T8-Twin. This podracer was believed to be a mere replica, and not the same vehicle piloted by Neva Kee.

Behind the scenesEdit

The cover art Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games depicts Anakin Skywalker piloting Neva Kee's pod. The story does not appear to have any connection to Neva, however, and the vehicle does not appear in the story. Skywalker actually pilots the rebuilt podracer of Ratts Tyerell.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

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