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Encyclopedia > Echo Base

Echo Base is a geographical location from the science-fiction Star Wars universe. It is a series of tunnels and caverns cut from the icy mountain side of Hoth. The Rebel Alliance established this base soon after the Battle of Yavin. Echo Base was not designed with to repel an Imperial assualt, but instead relied on its location, on a desolate planet in an unocupied system, to protect it from the Empire. Because of this most of its equipment and machienery were able to be taken apart and evacuated at a moments notice, if the base was discovered. When the Empire eventually discovered the base, the Rebels fought a holding action to give the transports enough time to evacuate. They used the base's planetary defense shield to prevent an Imperial bombardmant, and then used small landspeeders modified for the cold climate of Hoth, called the Snowspeeders, and a small contingent of soldiers, to slow the advance of the Empire's AT-AT walkers. This holding action allowed the Rebels time to use Echo Base's Planetary Ion Cannon to open holes in the Imperial blockade, allowing many transports and their X-Wing escorts to escape. Echo Base suffered a series of Wampa ice creature attacks (though not featured in the movies; but is mentioned within the book) soon after Commander Skywalker's encounter with the creature. The DVD cover of the Star Wars trilogy. ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, was a group formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... The Battle of Yavin was a major battle set in the fictional Star Wars universe, during the Galactic Civil War. ... The Incom T-47 Snowspeeder is vehicle from in the Star Wars universe. ... A group of AT-ATs assault the Rebel Base in The Empire Strikes Back. ... X-wing fighters on their way into battle in a still from Star Wars. ... This is a list of species and races from the fictional universe of Star Wars. ...

Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Echo Base is also featured in the Star-Wars based video game, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. In the game, the player's character, Jaden is sent on a mission to Echo Base in order to find out information about the Cult of Ragnos. The player ends up finding the Base re-occupied by the Imperial Remnant. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a Star Wars first-person shooter computer game released in September 2003. ... Form of Government Empire Official language Basic Capitol World Bastion Head of State Chair to the Imperial Council of Moffs Military Commander-in-Chief Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon (du jour) Governing Body Imperial Council of Moffs Establishment Initial foundation of Galactic Empire: 19 BBY...

In the novel Darksaber, Luke returns to Hoth with his lover, Callista. They find that Echo Base is now occupied by wampa-pelt hunters who have found their prey too much to handle. Luke and Callista try to help them but instead see the entire group killed. This article is about minor Jedi characters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...

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Echo Base - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (896 words)
Echo Base was the Rebel Alliance facility established on Hoth after the Battle of Yavin.
Monnon's engineers built the base under the mountains of the Clabburn Range south of the Nev Ice Flow and reinforced the natural ice caverns beneath the surface of Hoth to serve as pathways.
Echo Base was the site of the Battle of Hoth fought between the Empire and the Alliance in 3 ABY.
Echo Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (435 words)
Echo Base is a Rebel Alliance base in the Star Wars universe, established after the Alliance evacuation of Yavin 4.
The base, which was featured in the opening sequence of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, is composed of a series of tunnels and caverns cut from the icy mountain side of the planet Hoth.
Echo Base suffered a series of attacks by the shaggy and carnivorous wampas soon after Commander Skywalker's encounter with one of the creatures.
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