The V-4X-D ski speeder, also known as the Resistance ski speeder, or the Single Pilot Operator, was a high-powered assault vehicle manufactured by Roche Machines.



Resistance ski speeders on Crait

Roche Machines' V-4XD ski speeder[1] was a low-altitude airspeeder used by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War.[7] The ski speeder used a stabilizer strut to keep balance when moving across alien terrain.[6][2] The strut could be retracted so that the speeder could gain some altitude, but this would often make the craft experience severe wobbling.[5]


Roche Machines sold the V-4 series of ski speeders for asteroid slalom racers; however the sport shut down after a group of racers was destroyed by a stone mite infestation.[4]

The vehicle then found new life by explorer groups, who modified the ski speeders for various tasks.[4]

The version used by the Resistance came from a design predating those used by the Rebel Alliance on the planet Crait.[2]

It was later used by the Resistance during its conflict with the First Order in 34 ABY. Thirteen of the leftover speeders, which had been stripped down almost to their barest components, were deployed during the Battle of Crait against the attacking First Order army.[5]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The Resistance ski speeder was first seen in the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi on April 14, 2017.[8]


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