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Microweight
 
 
 
Name/Model# : Microweight
Designer/Manufacturer : Illiseni Aerodyne HobbyCraft
Combat Designation : Ultra-Light Repulsor Vehicle
Scale : Speeder
Length : 2.1 Metres
Wingspan : 4 Metres
Skill : Repulsorlift operation: glider
Crew Skill : ?
Crew : 1 Pilot
Troops : None
Cost of Vehicle : NEW 500 Credits USED 300 Credits
Vehicle Speed : 230 kph (WEG=80)
Altitude Range : 300 Metres from Ground Level
Manoeuvrability : 3D
Range : 1 Hour of continuous use before power pack replacement (Microweight relies on repulsor engine for most of its lift)
Vehicle Weight : 18 kg
Cargo Capacity : ?
Weapons :

None

Cover of Vehicle : 1/2
Shields/Body Strength : Shields None. Body Strength 2D
Note : Why not character scale; unknown. AAEG states available during Rise of the Empire era and beyond, max load of 150 kg, and 1 round to fold/unfold wings.

 

    The Microweight is primarily intended as a recreational craft for those individuals wishing to fly at the seat of their pants. Its simple and compact construction allows it to be folded down into a backpack-sized package for easy transport. And thus, can serve as a very handy as an emergency rescue vehicle. Low price and high performance makes this glider popular. Many luxury resorts rent these conveyances so that guests may view scenic locals such as oceanside cliffs, canyons and other natural attractions.

    It was on market at least after the Battle of Yavin. While the design is considered perfect for delicate and discreet flying, for covert operations, it is furthest from the truth. Its strong repulsorfield and reflective wing coatings give the Microweight a fairly high sensor footprint. A compact and quiet repulsor engine provides the glider's agility. Its special polymer wings, which are much more durable than they appear are coated with a sealer created from Bactriasan scarab cementing fluids. It is known that the Rebels employ this glider if no others are available, and also employ it to train those who have no previous gliding experience. Interestingly, the Empire makes use of the Microweight.

 
   
Sources: AAEG***Pg 72 / GFTGG***Pg 2, 15 / GG5***Pg 91 / ROETRSH***Pg 53
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