The X3-13, also known as the tactical infiltration pod, was a model of short-distance hyperdrive pod manufactured by Arakyd Industries and used by the Galactic Empire for short-distance transportation and reconnaissance. Due to its role, it sacrificed maneuverability and weaponry for advanced communications equipment, including a long-range transmitter and encryption abilities. The pods were designed to look like normal escape pods in order to aid in infiltration. One such pod was used by the E-XD infiltrator droid EXD-9 to travel to Atollon to search for the Phoenix Cell's base.
The X3-13, or tactical infiltration pod, was a class of hyperdrive pod manufactured by Arakyd Industries and utilized by the Galactic Empire. It could achieve speeds of 750 kilometers per hour, was 11.7 meters in length, and was equipped with a Class 0.5 hyperdrive.
The X3-13 forfeited maneuverability and weaponry for advanced communications equipment, including a long-range transmitter at the bow of the pod and encryption abilities. It was equipped with four landing thrusters to allow for a quiet approach.
During Grand Admiral Thrawn's Lothal campaign against Phoenix Cell, X3-13s were utilized to search for the hidden rebel base, Chopper Base. One was used by EXD-9, an E-XD infiltrator droid, to infiltrate the rebel base on Atollon.
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles (First identified as X3-13)
- (First identified as tactical infiltration pod)