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Zephyr-G
Zephyr-G swoop
Production information
Manufacturer

Mobquet Swoops and Speeders[1]

Product line

Swoop

Model

Zephyr-G

Class

Repulsorcraft

Cost

5,750 credits (1,500 used)

Technical specifications
Length

3.68 meters[2]

Width

0.66 meters[2]

Height/depth

0.72 meters[1]

Maximum acceleration

2 G[2]

Maximum speed

350 km/h[2]

Armament

None[1]

Crew

Pilot (1)[2]

Passengers

1[2]

Cargo capacity

200 kg[2]

Consumables

Fuel for 3,000 km[1]

Usage
Role(s)

Transport

Year introduced

c. 62 BBY[1]

Era(s)


The Zephyr-G swoop was a swoop produced by Mobquet around thirty years before the Invasion of Naboo. Owen Lars owned a Zephyr-G on Tatooine prior to the Clone Wars. It was designed for sport racing, but could be used as the utility vehicle as well.

CharacteristicsEdit

ZephyrG-TSS

A Zephyr-G and pilot

The Mobquet Zephyr-G was a utilitarian repulsorlift swoop, able to seat a single rider, though a passenger could perch somewhat uncomfortably on the drive section. The power generator was located at the rear of the bike, flanked by two cargo panniers capable of holding up to 100 kilograms of supplies. Its inhibitors prevented it from raising more than 6 meters above the ground. Like most swoops it emphasized speed and power over safety and maneuverability.

HistoryEdit

Owen Lars purchased his swoop bike from a Revwien trader in Mos Nytram. Already twenty years old at the time of purchase, Owen converted the battered Zephyr-G from a sports bike to work as a farm vehicle.

During his desperate search for his mother, Anakin Skywalker borrowed Owen's swoop bike, racing into the Jundland Wastes to track her down. Though Anakin located the Tusken Raider camp in which Shmi was being held, the young Jedi arrived in time only to witness her death. He carried her body back to the Lars moisture farm on the swoop after slaughtering a Tusken Raider tribe.


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SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 The Official Star Wars Fact File 49
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