A flotation pontoon was a device filled with a gas that provided buoyancy in water. Pontoons could be used to build boats, or be fitted to the underside of starships that made occasional water landings. Pontoons could either be rigid or inflatable.
Corellian Engineering Corporation's YT-1300 light freighter had the option to have flotation pontoons fitted to its underside for water landings. These pontoons could be filled with pressurized gas, or the ship's landing jets could be modified to divert gas into the pontoons. Despite this, the YT-1300 was perfectly capable of making emergency water landings without pontoons, so long as it was properly maintained.
Resistance cadet Dec Hansen once rigged together a pontoon boat. He and his brother, AG-90, used the boat on Ques to see how far downriver they could go. Dec later recounted this adventure to Harra the Hutt.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Powered Down, Part I"—Star Wars Adventures 10 (First appearance)
- Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran (First mentioned) (as pontoon)
- YT-1300 Corellian Freighter Owner's Workshop Manual
- Star Wars: Millennium Falcon: A 3-D Owner's Guide (2018)