Slave II was a MandalMotors Pursuer-class enforcement ship, a patrol craft, which was popular with the Mandalorian police units since it was tough and good at dealing with pirates, as well as having the cargo space for the usual police needs. Once Fett had bought the ship, he immediately went about modifying it so it would hold all the "nasty surprises" that victims of his other ship experienced.
Two Tion Mil/Sci Industries Mil-StarIV engines propelled the heavy patrol craft, and there were three Corellian Engineering Corporation x41 maneuvering thrusters mounted on the port-side stabilizer. Powerful Torplex military-grade shield generators provided protection, whereas the ship itself was armed with twin forward firing blaster cannons and an ion cannon turret. There was also a "surprise weapon", consisting of a rearward firing proton torpedo launcher, which held a magazine of six torpedoes. The ship also had a sophisticated sensor array system, such as in Slave I. Although it lacked Slave I's stealth systems, some might have eventually been installed.
There were also rumors of five force field-enclosed prisoner cages on board. Since his prime target's companion was a Wookiee, it is not unlikely that there would be molecularly reinforced cell walls and gravity restraints in the cells.
Years after Boba Fett's escape from Great Pit of Carkoon, with this new freedom he vowed revenge on Han Solo, and so set into motion a plan. Since his original ship, Slave I, was in impound, he obtained a new one. This would also help keep his profile low until he actually wanted to confront the smuggler.
Han Solo did encounter Boba Fett in the end, on Nal Hutta's moon Nar Shaddaa. Fett explained to a stunned Solo that the Sarlacc had been unable to digest him, creating Fett means of escape. After a tense escape for Solo, seeing the death of one Hutt who was flipped from his hover platform into the voids of Nar Shaddaa, Fett pursued the Millennium Falcon in his new ship. The Falcon at this time had been secretly hiding aboard the Starlight Intruder, a ship owned by Salla Zend. Fett managed to track the hyperspace vector of the Intruder, which eventually led him to the world of Byss.
However, as the Falcon entered the atmosphere of the planet the planetary shield was activated, causing Fett to collide and rip off his stabilizer bar, disabling his ship. But, since Fett's own shields were up, he escaped incineration and would go on to continue his pursuit of the smuggler in his original ship. Slave II was put into drydock, from where it was stolen soon afterward.
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