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Gas Skimmer GS-III

Name/Model# : Gas Skimmer GS-III
Designer/Manufacturer : Bespin Motors
Combat Designation : Cloud Car
Scale : Speeder
Length : 15 Metres
Skill : Repulsorlift operation: gas skimmer
Crew Skill : ?
Crew : 4
Troops : 2 Passengers
Cost : NEW 60,000 Credits USED 35,500 Credits
Speed : 1,350 kph (WEG=470)
Altitude Range : 100-250 km from Ground Level
Manoeuvrability : 2D
Cargo Capacity : 1 Metric Ton
Weapons : None
Cover : Full
Shields/Body Strength : Shields None. Body Strength 3D+1.


    The Gas Skimmer GS-III is effectively a flying storage tank fitted with air scoops. A series of complex filter and sifter systems collect and move desired gases into their appropriate storage tanks. They are designed to withstand the atmospheric storms and enormous pressures encountered in gas giants. Ships such as the Garman-class Gas Miner transport and deploy these craft in the upper atmosphere of a world, where they then descend to areas with the highest gas concentrations, and begin mining operations. Lant Mining Corporation employs this vessel as part of its operations. This design was on the market at least a few weeks after the Battle of Yavin.

Sources: FBS***Pg 5, 29