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"Are the speeders ready?"
"Not yet. We're having some trouble adapting them to the cold."
Han Solo and the Deck officer[src]

The T-47 airspeeder, also known as the T-47 light airspeeder, was a craft manufactured by Incom Corporation. They were modified by the Rebel Alliance into snowspeeders.

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"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[src]

The T-47 airspeeder, also known as the T-47 light airspeeder,[10] was a model of low-altitude vehicle manufactured by Incom Corporation.[1] 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.[source?]

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Luke salvaging equipment from his crashed snowspeeder on Hoth.

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. During the Battle of Hoth, these snowspeeders used tow cables to disable All Terrain Armored Transport walkers by firing the tow cable and chasing it out around the walker's legs, stopping its locomotion and immobilizing the walker.[2]

Sometime after the commencement of the Galactic Civil War, the Partisans had access to T-47s during their insurgency on Jedha.[8]

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The T-47s first appeared in the Star Wars saga film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

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