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R-444 Sky Swooper
Production information
Manufacturer

Nen-Carvon

Model

R-444 Sky Swooper

Class

para-wing glider

Technical specifications
Length

4 meters

Maximum speed

80km/h

Maximum altitude

10km

Engine unit(s)

repulsorlift

Armament

Forward light blaster cannon (1)

Crew

Pilot (1)

Passengers

None

Cargo capacity

2 kilograms

Consumables

None

Usage
Role(s)
  • Patrol
  • Stealth Raids
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

Galactic Empire


The Nen-Carvon R-444 Sky Swooper was the company's first entry into the repulsor drive craft field. Based on the para-wing gliders used on Cloud City, it had a blaster mounted above the pilot. The glider capability meant that the noise level was low for a repulsor craft, making them suitable for deployment by the Galactic Empire for Stormtrooper stealth raids, and for patrols in variable terrain areas such as the forest world of Aris and the canyons of Ebra. The R-444 was controlled by using the leg rest bar and hand grips attached to the wings. Flight was fairly simple, especially at low speed, and thanks to the repulsor unit, long distances could be covered easily. The pilot used both hands and their legs to steer, which made it difficult to use the blaster.

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