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ShadoWing-4 Para-Wing Glider
 
 
 
Name/Model# : ShadoWing-4 Para-Glider
Designer/Manufacturer : Neor-Yatten
Combat Designation : Glider
Scale : Speeder
Length : 4 Metres
Skill : Repulsorlift operation
Crew Skill : Repulsorlift operation: glider 1D
Crew : 1 Pilot
Troops : None
Cost of Vehicle : NEW 15,000 Credits USED 4,000 Credits
Vehicle Speed : 200 kph (WEG=70)
Altitude Range : 5,000 Metres above Ground Level
Manoeuvrability : 2D
Cargo Capacity : ????
Weapons :

None

Cover of Vehicle : 1/4
Shields/Body Strength : Shields None. Body Strength +2

 

    The ShadoWing-4 Para-Wing Glider have seen successful utility in both civilian and covert military operations. Based upon Imperial military gliders, it was on the market at least shortly after the Battle of Yavin. Strapped into the patented net-harness, as the pilot shifts his/her weight, the geomorphous wing structure configuration subtly alters. This set-up allows for superior manoeuvrability, and in combination with its highly efficient repulsorlift, a towering flight ceiling can be reached. In Rebel usage, the ShadoWing-4's broadband sensor beacon has been removed to maintain its sensor transparency.

    In tourist applications, the glider tends to be retro-fitted with a tiny radar beacon that allows for tracking (should the user be in distress, require guidance, or refuse to return), computer controlled navigation equipment, and emergency thrusters. These safety features however, decrease the glider's speed and manoeuvrability. On the military side of things, its silence, manoeuvrability, and astonishingly minimal sensor profile has allowed it to excel in this role. Due to its high-altitude capability, they are particularly popular amongst Rebel Pathfinders and Infiltrators as drop craft. Nevertheless, it should not be operated in poor weather due to its fragility.

 
   
Sources: GG2***Pg 2, 61 / ROETRSH***Pg 52
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