Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Durable if not stylish, the X-34 featured holographic displays, a computer for ground navigation, and a number of repulsor counterbalances for smooth and steady travel over rough terrain. Its maximum altitude was 1 meter (100 cm), but its usual cruising altitude was roughly 10 cm above ground level. It utilized three turbine engines to propel the vehicle forward. Its repulsorfield generator housing was located behind the cockpit. Its power circuit was located in front of the cockpit.
The X-34 retailed for roughly 10,550 credits new, 2,500 used. It was light and unarmored and lacked weapon mounts, making it unsuitable for military applications, unlike the Flash speeder or the Rebel combat speeder, also manufactured by SoroSuub.
The open-air landspeeder could be piloted through the use of a steering wheel and foot pedals, and featured a retractable duraplex windscreen. In addition, the vehicle cockpit featured holographic displays as well as a computer for ground navigation.
History[edit | edit source]
The X-34 landspeeder was active by the Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY. Eventually, the popularity of the X-34 waned considerably when SoroSuub began manufacture of the XP-38 sport landspeeder, a similar but sleeker model. Luke Skywalker owned a X-34 while growing up on Tatooine, and repaired his X-34 only a short time before he sold it to Wioslea in 0 BBY. A few years later, Skywalker's X-34 landspeeder would later fall into the hands of Wade Vox, who used it as he participated in Jabba Desilijic Tiure's demolition games.
While they were thought to be obsolete over a century prior, by the year 137 ABY the X-34s were still employed. Imperial Moff Nieve Gromia provided agent Gunn Yage with a 4-seater version to help her infiltrate Mos Eisley.
Cultural impact[edit | edit source]
- At Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade (2001-2008, known in 2009 as Disney Stars 'n' Cars), was performed a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia set up to resemble the X-34: the Star Wars Car.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Some sources like The Official Star Wars Fact File give the speeder a length of 7.4 meters. This is however too long in comparison to the driver.
In Children of the Jedi it is named a "T-70".
Hasbro incorrectly called it the XP-34 landspeeder for their Star Wars Die-Cast TITANIUM SERIES.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles video game
- Old Wounds
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
Sources[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- The Official Star Wars Fact File
- Star Wars Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: Behind the Magic
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- "Landspeeder" TechPlate
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 339
- Star Wars 1
- IMCDb.org: Made for Movie Landspeeder X-34 based on Bond Bug in "Star Wars, 1977". Archived from the original on February 1, 2018.