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"Are the speeders ready?"
"Not yet. We're having some trouble adapting them to the cold."
Han Solo and Tigran Jamiro[7]

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[5]

The T-47 airspeeder, also known as the T-47 light airspeeder,[11] 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.

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"Yeah, well, we're not soldiers. Those speeders are for hauling sewage."
―Sully Stark[8]

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.

In 9 BBY[12], 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.[8]

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.[2]

Sometime after the commencement of the Galactic Civil War, the Partisans had access to T-47s during their insurgency on Jedha.[9]

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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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