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Neva Kee pod
FG 8T8-Twin Block2 Special
Production information
Manufacturer

Farwan & Glott

Class

Repulsorcraft

Technical specifications
Length

7.16 meters (engines)

Maximum speed

785 km/h

Crew

1 pilot

Passengers

None

Usage
Role(s)

Racing vehicle

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation
"You'd need a twisted mind to design a Podracer the way Farwan & Glott did. But you’d need to be totally insane to actually fly one."
―Anonymous comment on Neva Kee's podracer[src]

The FG 8T8-Twin Block2 Special was a podracer design produced by Farwan & Glott prior to the Invasion of Naboo.

CharacteristicsEdit

The racer's design was unusual in the fact that the cockpit was joined to the engines forward of their intakes via fixed, faired brackets. By contrast, all other podracer designs featured separate gondolas which trailed the pod's engines and were fastened to them with flexible cords which transmitted commands input by the vehicle's pilot to the engines, which were in turn bound by energy binders. With the Twin Block2 Special, the need for such devices was eliminated, making the craft bear more of a resemblance to a speeder.

However, this configuration also put the pilot at greater risk of injury or death from head-on collisions. Because of this threat, the pod puts heavy emphasis on turning and braking power over speed.

HistoryEdit

The podrace pilot Neva Kee flew a Twin Block2 Special during the Boonta Eve Classic won by Anakin Skywalker in 32 BBY. Kee performed very well in the first lap of the race, but in the second lap he simply vanished from the track. He was believed to have disappeared somewhere in the Dune Sea of Tatooine. San Maxus also piloted one before it was destroyed during a race on Mon Gazza. Maxus was killed in the collision.

During 1 ABY, when the Galactic Civil War was intensifying, a spacer acquired a podracer that looked very similar to the FG 8T8-Twin. This podracer was believed to be a mere replica, and not the same vehicle piloted by Neva Kee.

Behind the scenesEdit

The cover art Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games depicts Anakin Skywalker piloting Neva Kee's pod. The story does not appear to have any connection to Neva, however, and the vehicle does not appear in the story. Skywalker actually pilots the rebuilt podracer of Ratts Tyerell.

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