E-2 vehicles had rugged claws which could cling on to the hard rocky surface of an asteroid and plasma drills for cutting through them. E-2s were also equipped with thruster jets for transporting asteroids to mining locations. A central suction tube would draw the material up into the vehicle's filter system where the valuable ores were stored in cargo bays.
- The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- Tales of the Jedi Companion
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (As "E-2 mining ship")