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HH-87 Starhopper
Production information
Class

Starfighter[1]

Technical specifications
Length

6.8 meters[1]

Width

13.59 meter wingspan[1]

Armament

2 double laser cannons[1]

Usage
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

The HH-87 Starhopper was a starfighter used commonly by various factions of the criminal underworld. Notably, the craft saw widespread use by the Hutt crime families and Zygerrian slavers of the Zygerrian Slave Empire.

CharacteristicsEdit

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A Starhopper in landing configuration

The long-ranged starfighter was 6.8 meters long with a 13.59 meter wingspan. The craft's design was largely influenced by the tastes of the Hutt criminal empire: with visible armor platings and a prominent prow, the Starhopper displayed the Hutts' aggressiveness. Equipped with twin blaster cannons and compact stabilizer wings, the long-range craft was suited to a various number of activities carried out by seedy underworld organizations.[1]

RoleEdit

Starhoppers were used commonly by the Hutts to patrol the skies above their homeworld, Nal Hutta. In addition, the Hutts used the Starhopper to hunt down wayward debtors.[1] The craft fell into the hands of various other seedy organizations, including the Zygerrian Slave Empire. The Zygerrians kept a number of them on the planet Kadavo which were stationed at the Kadavo slave processing facility.[2]

HistoryEdit

The starfighters saw a combat role by the Zygerrian slavers during the Clone Wars. In the second year of the war[3], during the Battle of Kadavo, at least two Starhoppers were deployed when the forces of the Galactic Republic, led by Jedi General Plo Koon, invaded the planet with the intention of freeing the captured Togruta populace of the artisan colony world Kiros along with Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi.[2] Two Zygerrians piloted HH-87 Starhoppers against the clone Z-95 starfighters and Koon's Blade of Dorin. After one of the Zygerrian pilots managed to damage the Z-95 piloted by a clone trooper pilot named Warthog, Koon destroyed both Starhoppers.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Starhopper's first appearance in the Star Wars canon was "Escape from Kadavo", the thirteenth episode of the fourth season of the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

The craft's design was based on original concept art for the Imperial shuttle seen in the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.[4]

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Hutt starship classes
Transports
Borvo the Hutt's freighter · Hutt Merchant Ship
Hutt shuttle · Minstrel-class space yacht
Rimrunner · Torkil Mux's spaceship
YZ 3000 tanker · Zorba Express
Carriers
Voracious
Starfighters
Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter · Batil fighter
Borvo the Hutt's starfighter · G1-M4-C Dunelizard fighter
HH-87 Starhopper · Intruder-class starfighter
M3-A Scyk fighter · M12-L Kimogila heavy fighter
Z-95 Headhunter
Gunships
Batil · M21-T Krayt gunship
M22-T Krayt gunship
Frigates
Ubrikkian Frigate
Cruisers
Chelandion · Hutt light cruiser
Tarrada cruiser
Dreadnaughts
Azalus-class Hutt dreadnaught
Specialized spacecraft
Automated Mineral Exploiter · Darksaber
Hutt jumpgate · Hutt war-yacht
Stormdriver
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