It was smaller and more compact than its successor, the GR-75, which was used by the Rebellion, and had differently-arranged engines. The GR-45 was also noted as a civilian transport, not affiliated with any military force. It was not very popular compared to its sister but is used by many smugglers because its cheap and can haul a lot of cargo
At least one was used at Mos Eisley on Tatooine, where it had been parked illegally. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker passed by this transport, alongside its teams of ASP-7 droids loading it, when arriving at the city to search for a ship to have them depart for Alderaan.
Behind the scenesEdit
The GR-45 medium transport first appeared in scenes included in the 1997 Special Edition re-release of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, although it was not specifically identified as such, resulting in it initially being viewed as being the GR-75 medium transport. It was later identified as such in the Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy book by DK publishing.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance) (1997 Special Edition)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 3 (SEN2, Imperial Mark IV Sentry Droid) (Picture only)
- Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy (First identified as GR-45 medium transport)
- Star Wars: Complete Locations