"Done. Set the timer for thirty minutes. Enough time to get down there. Not so much that they'll find the device."
―Brand, reporting her successful application of the microdetonator — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Microdetonators were detonators that were used as a low profile explosives. They were an indiscreet way of triggering small, targeted explosions, and were equipped with a timer to add to their effectiveness. One such microdetonator was used by the former bounty hunter Brand, by then a soldier of the Rebel Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry, to destroy a chemical barrel inside the Galactic Empire's Distillery on the Mid Rim jungle planet Coyerti[1] in 3 ABY.[2] This caused a significant distraction, redirecting the attention of Imperial personnel inside to a potential saboteur and the chemical leak. After the detonation, Brand's squad was able to destroy the facility.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Microdetonators appeared in the 2015 novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, written by Alexander Freed.[1]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  2. The main events of Battlefront: Twilight Company are set 22 years after the Clone Wars, which ended in 19 BBY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Those events must have therefore occurred in 3 ABY.
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