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The Rebel combat speeder was originally a failed armored speeder made by the SoroSuub Corporation.
The Rebel combat speeder was reminiscent of the earlier V-19 design,[source?] but had military-grade armor and powerful guns and rocket launchers. The speeder would often be used by resource-strapped Rebel sector forces.
A heavier version, also used by the Rebellion, featured three tail engines, thicker armor, and more powerful cannons.
The design was won by the Rebel Alliance during a late game of sabacc, where a SoroSuub designer was forced to hand over the plans after gambling away everything else of value. The Rebellion's officers found use for the speeder in raids and against enemy vehicles. The speeder was also effective against infantry. They were used by the New Republic as late as the Liberation of Coruscant.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Rebel combat speeder would be replaced by the AAC-1 speeder tank in Star Wars: Battlefront II, although that vehicle shared the exact same backstory as this one. If taken at face value, that would either mean that one designer lost two designs during a gambling spree, or that two different SoroSuub designs were lost due to multiple reckless employees. Additionally, the image of the vehicle from the Star Wars: Battlefront official website differs from the in-game model.
This was also the Rebel's Strike Mech and Heavy Strike Mech unit in Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds.
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns