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Two LAAT/i from Star Wars: Battlefront

Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT) (a.k.a. "Republic Gunship") is a specialized airspeeder from the fictional Star Wars Universe. Usually deployed at high altitudes by Republic assault ships, the LAATs would use their light weaponry to clear areas where they could deposit their cargos. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 98 KB)Two Republic gunships from Star Wars: Battlefront. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 98 KB)Two Republic gunships from Star Wars: Battlefront. ... As depicted in Star Wars, an aircraft that uses anti-gravity (repulsorlift) thrust rather than aerodynamics for lift. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by George Lucas during the late 1970s. ...


The LAAT serves the purpose of helicopter gunships and cargo carriers in the real world. It first appeared in Attack of the Clones during the Battle of Geonosis where they rescued the surviving Jedi from the execution arena, disabled and destroyed many of the fleeing Confederacy capital ships and destroyed many of the hailfire droids. A helicopter gunship is a military helicopter armed for attacking targets on the ground, using automatic cannon and machinegun fire, rockets, and precision guided missiles such as the Hellfire. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Combatants Galactic Republic Confederacy of Independent Systems Commanders Yoda Mace Windu Kit Fisto Ki-Adi-Mundi Plo Koon Count Dooku Poggle the Lesser Nute Gunray Wat Tambor Sun Fac(perished) Shu Mai Jango Fett (perished) Sevrance Tann San Hill Other Separatist leaders Strength 212 Jedi 192,000 clone troopers... Jedi Masters (left to right) Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar, Mace Windu, and Kit Fisto Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... The Hailfire droid is a war vehicle from the fictional Star Wars constructed by the Intergalactic Banking Clan. ...


The gunship continued service with the Galactic Empire, as well as the Rebel Alliance. The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ...


The LAAT series were produced by Rothana Heavy Engineering for the Galactic Republic. Rothana Heavy Engineering is a fictional corporation from the Star Wars saga, created in the spin-off material from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ...

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LAAT/i

The LAAT/i mounts numerous weapons emplacements, including three blasters, two single and two twin composite-beam lasers, eight anti-aircraft rockets and two mass drivers for launching larger missile weapons. It also stored two 74-Z speederbikes as well as a single FX7 medical droid. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Star Wars weapons. ... American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft, or air defense, is any method of combating military aircraft from the ground. ...


1600 of these gunships were deployed in the Battle of Geonosis in Attack of the Clones. These gunships continued to be a staple in the Grand Army of the Republic throughout the Clone Wars, and were still in use on Coruscant, Utapau and other military campaigns in Revenge of the Sith. Geonosis is a planet from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... Stephenson GAR Memorial, Washington, D.C. For the fictional Star Wars military force, see Army of the Republic The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who had served in the American Civil War. ... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Utapau is a city in southern Thailand. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ...


Although the LAAT/i was designed primarily to be an atmospheric transport and air-to-ground combatant, it could achieve space travel by closing the airlock bay doors on either side of the craft. Its maximum speed in the atmosphere was 620 km/h (384 mph).


LAAT/c

The LAAT/c carrier variant had longer wings for enhanced stability when carrying large loads. This gunship had a mounted pair of blaster cannons in front, and a single remote blaster cannon in rear. The crew consisted of a pilot and co-pilot, although a single clone pilot could fly the LAAT/c without the help of a second. Transports of this type carried AT-TE walkers into battle on Geonosis and other battlefields during the Clone Wars. It was also capable of retreiving damaged AT-TEs. An AT-TE During the Battle of Geonosis The AT-TE walker is a fictional vehicle from the Star Wars saga. ...


400 of these gunships were deployed during the Battle of Geonosis in Attack of the Clones.


LAAT/i (ARC variation)

This modified LAAT inserts ARC Trooper units behind enemy lines. It is fitted with extra internal equipment, but otherwise resembles a normal transport. These transports are often painted blue instead of red. (Though the transport shown in the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars was red like the others, due to a coloring mistake). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with :Advanced Recon Commando. ... Star Wars: Clone Wars (November 7, 2003 - present) is an animated Star Wars television series that chronicles the Clone Wars between the Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. ...


Later in the Clone Wars, the ARC Troopers would paint eyes, mouth and stripes of predatory animals, such as the rancor, on the front of their LAAT's. (This is a homage to the colorful front markings of World War II fighterplanes.) The rancor is a ten meter (thirty foot)-tall carnivore present in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


LAAT/v

The LAAT/v variant served as a small vehicle transport. Slightly bigger than its LAAT/i brother, the LAAT/v carried anywhere from 1-4 military speeder bikes, as well as the usual compliment of soldiers. Being primarily used for recon purposes, it was outfitted with surveillance and spy gear in addition to standard armament. The gunship would land several clicks away from a destination to be scouted, then troopers would mount the speeder bikes to comb the designated area.


Alliance Assault Gunship

After the Old Republic faded into legend, the Rebel Alliance salvaged and restored a number of old LAAT/i gunships. Used as space assault flyers and transports for planetary assaults, the Assault Gunship, as it was renamed, served as a boarding craft in the Alliance armada. It appears in Battlefront II, but not in the movies. These restored gunships appear nearly identical to their Republic predecessors, apart from the repainting of the Republic symbol into that of the Rebel Alliance. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... Star Wars: Battlefront II is a video game released in North America on November 1, 2005 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, and the PlayStation 2. ...


Trivia

The LAAT-model airspeeders and gunships seen in Attack Of The Clones, the Clone Wars cartoon series, and Revenge Of The Sith are influenced by the design of the real-life, Russian-made, Mil Mi-24 Hind-D gunship.It shows in the anderhalled wings, the box-shaped troop compartment in the middle of the craft, and the slanted, dual-bubble cockpit. There is a possibility that the design of the LAAT was also influenced by the design of the fictional UD-4L Dropship from the 1986 sci-fi/action movie, Aliens. The Mil Mi-24 is a large combat helicopter gunship and low-capacity troop transport operated from 1976 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and over thirty other nations. ... The UD4L Dropship is a fictional dropship and tactical transport used by the United States Colonial Marines in the movie Aliens. ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ...


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The LAAT serves the purpose of helicopter gunships and cargo carriers in the real world.
The LAAT series were produced by Rothana Heavy Engineering for the Galactic Republic.
There is a possibility that the design of the LAAT was also influenced by the design of the fictional UD-4L Dropship from the 1986 sci-fi/action movie, Aliens.
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