This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Atarumaster88(Talk page) 16:28, May 31, 2010 (UTC)
It has been established that LAAT/i gunships can travel in outer orbit space for at least short distances. Though apparently, according to the Galaxy At War, a group of clone troopers, clone commandos and Republic agents traveled to the Separatist-occupied planet Tirahnn in an LAAT/stealth and subsequently crash landed in bad weather. On this wikia's page for the LAAT/i, it's stated that no LAAT gunship has ever been sighted in space with the side ball turrets mounted. The picture on the "stealth's" page clearly shows bubble turrets on the side of the crashed gunship. So it would be safe to assume that the craft travelled through space with bubble turrets, however it's not known if they are manned or not.
Back on the LAAT/i page and we have yet another space going gunship, depicted as an "Imperial LAAT/i"in orbit,(probably further)essentially space, above Coruscant and the bubble cannons are still there, this time manned, by gunners wearing what look like flight suits.
The gunship is well past any atmospheric cieling that would exist over Curscant..without full doors as well.
I know people on this wiki don't like when I reference game mechanics, but in Battlefront II the LAAT/i is a space vehicle - with side bubble turrets - for both the Republic and the Rebels. I believe it is also included in the Kashyyyk Space Mission, so it's part of the main storyline. Does the "no LAAT gunship has ever been sighted in space with the side ball turrets mounted" line have a source? If not, then it's probably just an assumption, and maybe a wrong one at that. Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith-Just shy, not antisocial: You can talk to me!- 17:12, April 14, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks guys. There is no source, so I would suspect the author is making an incorrect assumption in regards to no canon references of bubble turrets used in space. There's too much to suggest otherwise. We have cited four instances just here. I'm not a prolific editor here, but will change this I think. Ghostmaker 08:37, April 15, 2010 (UTC)
There is no reason that the LAAT/i can't be touted as a vehicle with space going potential..it does have atmospheric pressure containment sheilds specifically for being deployed from space. It's just it's inability to reach orbit on it's own that restricts it to the lower altitude right?Ghostmaker 10:09, April 15, 2010 (UTC)