Slayn & Korpil
Double Blaster Cannon
An airspeeder used
by the New Republic at the first Battle of Calamari, it was designed
by Slayn & Korpil to be an all-environment speeder and an interface
transport used to move the speeder from its docking space. The transport
section is loaded in order, and can carry four or six transports.
They transport then is launched, and plunges through the atmosphere
under snubfighter escort. The speeder pilots enter their ships during
this plunge, moving through sleeves to their ships. When all is
ready, the speeders are launched from the transport, which disengages
from any battles. It flies back to the parent ship, to refuel and
be ready to launch more speeders. The four-speeder transport, designated
Model A, is 20 meters long; the six-speeder version is the Model
B, and is 27 meters long. The transport is unarmed. The speeder
is 6.3 meters in length, and is armed with a double blaster cannon.
The speeder's design allows it to channel air into Chab-Ylwoum scramjet
intake channels, which help the ship obtain speed (the base 1,000
kilometers an hour can be boosted to 1,400 kph) but reduce maneuverability.