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An armored hovertrain consisted of connected carriages that ran along a magnetic field. The Galactic Empire used one of these trains to transport prisoners and cargo across the spice-mine, asteroid-shaped planet Kessel. A similar train was later used by the Rebel Alliance to ferry supplies and reinforcements to a Chandrilan city during Moff Kohl Seerdon's blockade on Chandrila. Under the protection of Rogue Squadron, the train survived an Imperial attack and reached the city.

There were three discernible carriage types on the train:

  • Cockpit (a sloping cuboid), armed with a forward laser emplacement and two turreted laser emplacement (one on each side).
  • Cargo carriage (a simple cuboid).
  • Gun carriage with two turbolaser cannons and a missile launcher.

During the battle near the Maw, Karie Neth and a group of fellow prisoners hijacked an armored hovertrain to escape the Maw prison facility with Rogue Squadron's help.

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Armored hover trains first appeared in the video game adaptation of Shadows of the Empire. They also appeared in the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron video game series, and were included in the Special Edition of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

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