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The Mobquet Flare-S swoop was based on a hybrid of ideas taken from racing swoops and speeder bikes.

Characteristics[]

Flare-S swoop schematics.

Attaining speeds of up to 650 km/h, the Mobquet Flare-S swoop measured 3 meters in length, and was heavier than most swoops, due to having a reinforced 'S'-shaped chassis.

It was equipped with forward-mounted steering vanes, longer stabilizer bars for increased handling and maneuverability, and a repulsorlift engine mounted in the center of the bike's frame to provide a decrease in rolling and tumbling. The Flare-S also came with air intakes which force-fed several turbothrusters that were connected to directional nozzles. This allowed it to gain additional speed and maneuverability.

History[]

When the Galactic Empire outlawed podracing, those who wanted to engage in high-speed, high-risk sports, quickly turned to swoop racing, and the Flare-S quickly become the most common swoop bike on the race circuit. A "swoop culture" of high-risk, stunt-oriented behaviors existed on many worlds, making the dividing line between amateur swoop racer and criminally minded gang member fuzzy.

The Flare-S was also popular amongst swoop gangs, mercenaries, and bounty hunters, like the ones encountered by Jaden Korr during his Mission to Zonju V.[6] Dash Rendar was known to use these swoops on many occasions throughout his career.

The criminal swoop gang leader Sunny Bounder of the Black Seraphs owned a heavily modified Flare-S, which had been pushed to the limits of engineering and was both extremely fast and nimble.[7]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Arms & Equipment Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Wars: Behind the Magic
  3. 3.0 3.1 Databank
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Official Star Wars Fact File
  5. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  7. Taming the Dragon(Suns of Fortune)

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