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Wookiee dual missile turret
Production information
Manufacturer

Wookiee turret crafters[1]

Type

Anti-aircraft turret[1]

Culture

Wookiee[1]

Locations

Kashyyyk[2]

Physical and technical specifications
Shape
Color(s)
  • Gray (launch tubes)[2]
  • Brown with gold highlights (base and shields)[2]
Protection type

Aerial assault[1]

Crew

1[2]

Capacity

2 anti-air missiles[1]

Usage and history


Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[2]

Affiliation
"In the upper levels of each of the four bays you'll find a Wookiee dual missile turret. Only with the combined firepower of all four turrets do we have the slightest chance of taking down this juggernaught."
CC-01/425 advises Delta Squad on taking down a Separatist Cruiser[src]

The Wookiee dual missile turret, or Wookiee dual launcher, was a defensive anti-air emplacement created individually by Wookiee turret crafters during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The turret contained two explosive warhead-tipped missiles in as many tubes. It had a slow rate of fire, but was able to pierce the hull of a starship, so the launcher was perfectly suited to defend Wookiees from Trandoshan or CIS forces. In 19 BBY, several turrets were used by the clone commandos of Delta Squad to destroy a Separatist cruiser during their mission to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk.

DescriptionEdit

The Wookiee dual missile turret,[2] also known as the Wookiee dual launcher,[4] was a defensive anti-aircraft turret crafted individually by Wookiee turret crafters.[1] It had a large, flat square-shaped base with a stand on one side connected to a raised platform from which a single gunner would defend their position from aerial assault. The stand continued upwards, with two small protective shields, both colored brown with gold highlights. Connected to the shields on either side were two large, gray missile launch tubes, which faced in the same direction as the gunner.[2] Each tube contained a powerful missile that had an explosive warhead tip. The launcher had a slow rate of fire, though the missiles could pierce the hull of a starship,[1] and with repeated fire, could even destroy a cruiser.[2]

HistoryEdit

The launcher saw use during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, with the Wookiees using the emplacements to defend from Trandoshan or Confederate aerial assaults.[1] During the conflict in 19 BBY,[5] the clone commandos of Delta Squad,[2] part of the Special Operations Brigade[3] in the Grand Army of the Republic, were deployed to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. During their mission there, they used multiple dual turrets to destroy a Confederate Recusant-class light destroyer.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Wookiee dual launcher was first featured on the Republic Commando video game website, before appearing in the game's release in 2005 where it was then identified as a Wookiee dual missile turret. This name was also used in the game's official guide, which had small descriptions of various weapons that appeared in-game. In Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel, there were several continuity discrepancies— this weapon was instead described as a turbolaser battery with a seat instead of a standing platform for the gunner.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Republic Commando: Prima Official Game Guide
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 Star Wars: Republic Commando
  3. 3.0 3.1 Republic Commando: Hard Contact designates the clone commando squads, including Delta Squad, as part of Special Operations Brigade.
  4. LucasArtsIcon Star Wars Republic Commando on LucasArts.com (archived at Internet Archive)
  5. Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel places the events on Kashyyyk as 1,088 days (19 BBY) after the First Battle of Geonosis, which The New Essential Chronology places at 22 BBY.
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