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The magnetic harpoon mounted on the rear of a T-47 airspeeder

Magnetic harpoons,[1] also known as tow cables, were devices attached to the Rebel Alliance's snowspeeders used for hauling freight. During the Battle of Hoth, they were used to trip up Imperial AT-ATs.[2]

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Magnetic harpoons made their first appearance in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back as tow cables.

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