Thermal imploders were high explosives carried by soldiers during the Galactic Civil War. The imploder functioned by compressing and heating the surrounding atmosphere, thus creating a vacuum that provides a powerful implosion in a large radius. A thermal imploder could seriously damage a turret, an AT-ST, or kill a squad of infantry if properly used. When activated, there would be a timer of about 7-10 seconds before the first explosion erupted. The first wave was a non lethal wave of fire that would then come back to the epicenter causing a larger secondary explosion.
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