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12.3 meters long
2 laser cannon turrets, 1 medium laser cannon, 2 light laser cannons, 14 missiles
Ground assault fighter
Baktoid Fleet Ordnance
From the MoviesEdit
The Confederacy developed this dish-shaped droid gunship in response to the victories won by the powerful Republic attack gunship during the Clone Wars. The atmospheric vehicle's flat underbelly is lined with ordnance pods, capable of unleashing rockets and bombs at distant targets. Its forward nose is packed with laser weaponry, including twin turrets each carrying two laser cannons, and a powerful forward-facing cannon. Each wingtip also carries a laser cannon.During the Clone Wars, these droid gunships were deployed at such engagements as the Battle of Kashyyyk.
From the Expanded UniverseEdit
Well-shielded and lined with powerful repulsorlifts to stabilize its flight and gunnery systems, the Baktoid Fleet Ordnance HMP (heavy missile platform) droid gunship can unleash a devastating amount of firepower in a short time. Its versatile turrets can track independent targets, while its modular torpedo and missile allotment provide precision delivery of explosive payloads. Modular wing tips allow the gunship to be fitted with mission specific and additional weaponry.
Behind the ScenesEdit
The design of the droid gunship stems from the saucer shapes used in the development of the Trade Federation vessels seen in Episode I. At one point, these droids were to be seen during the opening space battle of Episode III before they were ultimately deemed to be atmospheric craft seen during the Battle of Kashyyyk.