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"Hang on, son! We'll move into the asteroid field. And we'll have a couple of surprises for him."
―Jango Fett[src]

The Void-7 was a type of seismic charge that was manufactured and marketed by the Krupx Munitions corporation, and was considered to be the height of "seismic" weapon technology as of the years surrounding the Clone Wars.

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"They're rather useful for taking care of large groups of enemies."

A Void-7 seismic charge.

Krupx Munitions' Void-7 seismic charge comprised a large, rounded canister containing a mix of unstable liquid baradium and volatile collapsium gas. This mix became supercharged by two electromagnetic exciter disks on either end of the weapon's core. Once released into space, these disks would infuse the core with energized impulses to excite the blended explosives. The Void-7's explosion was characterized by a powerful implosion followed by a planar expanding energy wave of massive power, enough to decimate large asteroids, like in the rings surrounding Geonosis. Only the shields on a capital ship could protect against a Void-7 shock wave. The resulting explosion also temporarily canceled out sound before the shockwave released a loud humming sound. The explosive mix within a Void-7 could be altered to produce a shock wave that caused less collateral damage than the baradium-collapsium mix.

History[edit | edit source]

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An exploding Void-7 seismic charge
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A Void-7's shock wave over Geonosis.

Jango Fett installed a Void-7 launcher aboard his starship, Slave I, prior to the First Battle of Geonosis. The seismic charges were held in place by magnetic clamps, and released through an airlock situated between the vessel's engines. He deployed a number of seismic charges against Obi-Wan Kenobi's Delta-7 interceptor over Geonosis, knowing the Void-7's erratic trajectory would be difficult to evade even for a Jedi. However, Kenobi was able to avoid two seismic charges, and both he and Fett ultimately survived their dogfight.

Some Delta-7 starfighters were also fitted with seismic charge launchers during the last decades of the Galactic Republic. Wedge Antilles reactivated a Delta-7 on Geonosis that had laid dormant since 22 BBY. During the fight to reach an orbital hyperspace ring, Antilles launched seismic charges at pursuing Imperial escort carriers.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Void-7 seismic charge first appeared in the 2002 Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.

In the 2003 video game, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, both Slave I and Delta-7 Jedi starfighters are equipped with the seismic charges.

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