- "No, no, not the T-47! I can fly anything, but that doesn't mean I want to. Piloting the T-47 is like steering a block of wood."
- ―Poe Dameron
The T-47 airspeeder, also known as the T-47 light airspeeder, was a model of low-altitude vehicle manufactured by Incom Corporation. When the Alliance to Restore the Republic was stationed on the icy planet of Hoth, a contingent of T-47 airspeeders were modified to become ground attack, low-altitude fighters called snowspeeders. Hoth's extreme cold temperatures were too severe for these craft; the power generators would lock up since they ran hot, requiring a large bank of heat radiator fins for essential cooling. Rebel technicians modified the T-47 airspeeder by insulating each radiator fin with side panels to decrease the heat exchange in order to better suit the new environment.
- "Yeah, well, we're not soldiers. Those speeders are for hauling sewage."
- ―Sully Stark
A small, wedge-shaped vehicle, the Alliance snowspeeder was a two-person craft, with a pilot and a rear-facing tailgunner with a speed of 1,100 kph. It had two forward-facing heavy laser cannons and a harpoon cannon placed ahead of the tailgunner.
In 9 BBY, The Path used T-47s to haul sewage. When Obi-Wan Kenobi and Tala Durith rescued Leia Organa, Sully Stark and Wade Resselian helped them escape from Fortress Inquisitorius by strafing the landing platform in their T-47s.
During the Battle of Hoth, these snowspeeders used tow cables to disable All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) walkers by firing the tow cable and chasing it out around the walker's legs, stopping its locomotion and immobilizing the walker.
Behind the scenes
- Disney Infinity 3.0
- LEGO STAR WARS: Celebrate the Season – "Reindeer Walker"
- LEGO STAR WARS: Celebrate the Season – "New Year's Hothin' Eve"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Showdown on Hoth"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Return to the Wheel" (Mentioned only)
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Flight of the Falcon" (In flashback(s))
- LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars – "The Power at Jakku"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
- The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special
Notes and references
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Starships and Speeders
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Obi-Wan Kenobi – "Part IV"
- Star Wars (2015) 38
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Obi-Wan Kenobi is set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, Obi-Wan Kenobi must be set in 9 BBY. states that