A hoversled, hoverpod, sleigh, float sled, gravsled, or repulsor sled, was any type of hovering repulsorcraft vehicle used for the transportation of personnel and equipment, similar in design to a speeder bike, but optimized for carrying large quantities of cargo rather than an emphasis on speed.
History[edit | edit source]
Another variant, the repulsorsled, was often used by Hutts as some members of the species had considerable difficulty moving around unaided. Older Hutts, such as Aruk, would increasingly rely on their repulsorsleds as they grew increasingly corpulent. One Hutt used such a vehicle to transport himself and several slaves purchased from Clan Secura, including young Aayla Secura.
Among the advantages of hoversleds over traditional sleds were that they encountered no resistance from the ground friction and could transport cargo easily, safely, and inexpensively over short distances.
In late 3 ABY, the bounty hunter Boba Fett, while attempting to deliver the carbonite-frozen Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, used a hoversled as a diversion to draw away several competing bounty hunters who were attempting to steal Solo and his accompanying reward away from Fett. The hunters were dismayed to discover that Solo's carbonite slab was not atop the hoversled, as they originally believed.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley (as power sled)
- Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook (as gravsled)
- "Smuggler's Log"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 4 (as repulsor sled)
- "Cracken's Rebel Field Guide: Scanners"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 4 (as repulsor sled)
- Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook (as repulsorlift platform)
- (as hoverpod)
- Star Wars Gamemaster Screen, Revised (as repulsorlift sled)
- The Black Sands of Socorro (as repulsorlift dais)
- Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear (as repulsor sled)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- (As repulsorsled)
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- Dangerous Covenants
- Lords of Nal Hutta
- Strongholds of Resistance