The LC-10bW, or laser ice-cutter, was a repulsorcraft armed with a laser cannon used to sheer through ice with quick precision.[2] It had room for one gunner in the rear of the craft, who could man the cannon single-handedly.[1]

An ice-cutter (left) next to several snowspeeders.

These speeders were used by the Rebel Alliance Corps of Engineers, alongside excavator machinery, to carve out space inside the caves of Echo Base.[2] Their laser cannons could also be used to protect the hangars, if needed. Luke Skywalker manned such a craft to defend Echo Base from a wampa attack.[1]

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One of these units is briefly visible in the left corner of the frame when Han Solo rides into a hangar at the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back. In a scene that was filmed but did not appear in the finished film, Luke Skywalker uses a speeder of this type to fight off wampas.

One of these were featured in 8083 Rebel Trooper Battle Pack, a LEGO Star Wars battle pack that included several Hoth Rebel Troopers, along with dual flick firing rocket launchers. The vehicle was later added to the LEGO Star Wars: Microfighters video game.

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