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The HMP (Heavy Missile Platform) drone gunship is a vehicle in the fictional Star Wars Universe. Built by Baktoid Fleet Ordnance as a ground assault fighter, it was employed by the Confederacy of Independent Systems (C.I.S. or "the Separatists") during the latter half of the Clone Wars. Shadow 200 UAV flying over Iraq. ... The term gunship is used in several contexts, all sharing the general idea of a light vessel armed with heavy guns. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... For the missile defense program, see Strategic Defense Initiative. ... The deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. ... A rare occurance of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... Ordnance is a general term for a quantity of military equipment, usually specifying the ammunition for artillery, bombs, or other large weapons. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... Political separatism is a movement to obtain sovereignty and split a territory or group of people (usually a people with a distinctive national consciousness) from one another (or one nation from another; a colony from the metropolis). ... Star Wars: Clone Wars on Cartoon Network The Clone Wars (22 - 19 BBY) is a fictional conflict described in the Star Wars series and featured in the two latter episodes of the prequel trilogy, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. ...


According to Star Wars Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections, "designed for air strikes within planet atmospheres, [the Separatist Gunship] moves at relatively slow speeds and displays average maneuverability, but this is compensated for by its awesome firepower." In its standard configuration, the gunship's armament includes 2 independently-targeting twin laser turrets, 1 medium laser cannon, and 14 missiles. Wingtip weapon options are mission specific: light laser cannons, concussion bombs, or varying missile and torpedo types. The gunship is similar to the Republic's LAAT/i Gunship in that it is used for low-altitude, high-explosive assaults on enemy armored and fortified positions. They are different in that while the Republic Gunship is piloted by clone pilots and can transport a platoon of clone soldiers as a secondary role, the Separatist Gunship is crewed only by an integrated droid brain and carries no passengers; it is designed purely for attack. Maximum airspeed is 14,200 km/h, 8,824 mph, or almost 12 times the speed of sound. The gunship is about 5 metres shorter than the Republic Gunship at 12.3 m (40.5 ft). The gunship is shaped like the classic flying saucer with a droid brain housing in the front. The missiles are carried under the saucer portion. For the Irish fairy, see Sídhe. ... Laser (US Air Force) A LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is a device which uses a quantum mechanical effect, stimulated emission, discovered by Einstein while researching on the photoelectric effect, to generate a coherent beam of light from a lasing medium of controlled purity, size, and shape. ... This article is about explosive devices. ... A missile (British English: miss-isle; U.S. English: missl) is, in general, a projectile—that is, something thrown or otherwise propelled. ... The proton torpedo is a weapon from the Star Wars universe. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... Two LAATs from Star Wars: Battlefront Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT) is a specialized airspeeder from the fictional Star Wars Universe. ... The US M1A1 Abrams tank is a typical modern main battle tank. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... Aviators are people who fly aircraft either for pleasure or for a job. ... See also Platoon (movie) and platoon (automobile) for the concept for reducing traffic congestion. ... Republic Grand Army Clonetroopers are fictional soldiers from the Star Wars saga. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Mach number (Ma) is defined as a ratio of speed to the speed of sound in the medium in case. ... The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... UFO redirects here. ...


HMP Gunships figured prominently in the Battle of Kashyyyk, punching holes in the Republic's armored lines. The gunships were also vital during the abduction of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine prior to the Battle of Coruscant. Separatist Gunships were either scrapped or recycled by local warlords in particular Ado Eemon, ruler of Caramm V. The Battle of Kashyyyk is a fictional battle in the Star Wars saga, set during the end of the Clone Wars time period. ... Kashyyyk (pronounced ka-SHEEK ka-SHIK, or ka-ZOOK) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... In criminal law, kidnapping is the taking away of a person against the persons will, usually to hold the person in false imprisonment (confinement without legal authority) for ransom or in furtherance of another crime. ... Supreme Chancellor (usually just Chancellor) is the title of the Head of State and Government of the Galactic Republic of the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Palpatine (circa 84 BBY - 11 ABY) , also known as Lord Darth Sidious, Dark Lord of the Sith, is the major villain of the Star Wars universe. ... The Battle of Coruscant is a fictional conflict in the Star Wars saga, taking place during the end of the Cartoon Network microseries Star Wars: Clone Wars and the novel Labyrinth of Evil and during the opening scene of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. ... Coruscant is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars Universe. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


References

  • Saxton, Curtis; Chasemore, Richard; Jenssen, Hans (2005). Star Wars Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections. Dorling Kindersley Limited. ISBN 0-7566-1129-6.
  • Luceno, James (2005). Star Wars Revenge of the Sith: the Visual Dictionary. Dorling Kindersley Limited. ISBN 0-7566-1128-8.
  • Saxton, Curtis; Chasemore, Richard; Jenssen, Hans (2002). Star Wars Attack of the Clones: Incredible Cross-Sections. Dorling Kindersley Limited. ISBN 0-7894-8574-5.

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