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Encyclopedia > Skipray Blastboat
Skipray Blastboat in flight configuration (Illustration)

The Sienar Fleet Systems GAT-12h Skipray Blastboat is a fictional starship in the Star Wars Universe. While small enough to be carried aboard capital ships as a starfighter, according to some registries the Skipray Blastboat is designated as a capital starship. Generally, the ship is considered a heavy gunboat or gunship. Skipray Blastboat, Flight Configuration Source: Starwars. ... Skipray Blastboat, Flight Configuration Source: Starwars. ... Sienar Fleet Systems (owned by the massive company Santhe/Sienar Technologies) is a major starship manufacturer from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the vehicle for interstellar travel. ... The DVD cover of the Star Wars trilogy. ... This article is about the class of fictional vehicles. ...

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Origin and lineage

Originally, Sienar Fleet Systems designed the ship primarily for the use of the Galactic Empire. The ship began to sell on the open market after being all but snubbed by the Imperial Navy. It was later discovered that the vehicle's cost played a factor in the reduced purchase quantity. Those Imperial fleets that received Skiprays praised the ship, however the Skipray Blastboat gained fame and reputation as a staple of corporate, security, pirate and smuggler fleets. ). Galactic empires are a fairly common theme in science fiction. ...


The most popular variant, the GAT-12h, was released prior to the Battle of Yavin. Although additional revisions have been released since that time (the 12j model being the most recent), the 12h has proven to be a reliable ship. This explains its continued use in outer-rim planetary patrol fleets, as well as smuggler reliance on the durable craft. The Battle of Yavin was a major battle set in the fictional Star Wars universe, during the Galactic Civil War. ...


General specifications

Crew

  • Pilot
  • Co-Pilot/Sensor Officer
  • 2 Gunnery Officers

While this is considered "standard", the ship is capable of being piloted by a single person.


Weapons systems

  • 3 Mendar Arms Dar-2 ion cannon
  • 2 Senko Systems 5000x2 "Tru-Lok" Laser Cannons
  • Port-mounted Concussion Missile Launcher
  • Starboard-mounted proton torpedo Launcher

The Global Defense Initiatives space-based Ion Cannon. ... The proton torpedo is a weapon from the Star Wars universe. ...

Additional information

Skipray Blastboat in landing configuration (drawing)
  • The ship is one of the few starfighter-sized vessels in the Imperial arsenal capable of Hyperspace travel.
  • While designed as a space-faring vessel, the ship actually performs better in atmospheric flight, with a (reported) top speed of 1,200 km/h.
  • Fully supplied, a full-crewed Skipray Blastboat can operate for one month independent of itself.
  • The aft-mounted dorsal fin rotates 90 degrees to lay flat for landing. It is also rotated flat for atmospheric flight.

Skipray Blastboat, Landing Configuration Source:www. ... Skipray Blastboat, Landing Configuration Source:www. ... For an account of the concept of hyperspace used in science fiction, largely unrelated to the topic of this article, see hyperspace (science fiction). ...

Sources

  • StarWars.com Databank Entry "Skipray Blastboat" (http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/skipray/eu.html)
  • Imperial Navy Ship Database (http://insd.swcombine.com/insd/gat.htm) (Appears to be copied verbatim from The Star Wars Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels)

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Gat-12h Skipray Blastboat (438 words)
Blastboats are assault gunships used by the Empire.
Blastboats are more maneuverable in atmosphere than in vacuum, and have a top atmospheric speed of 1,200 kilometers per hour.
The Skipray normally carries a crew of four; the pilot, the copilot and sensor officer, and two gunnery officers.
Skipray Blastboat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (342 words)
The Sienar Fleet Systems GAT-12h Skipray Blastboat is a fictional starship in the Star Wars Universe.
While small enough to be carried aboard capital ships as a starfighter, according to some registries the Skipray Blastboat is designated as a capital starship.
Those Imperial fleets that received Skiprays praised the ship, however the Skipray Blastboat gained fame and reputation as a staple of corporate, security, pirate and smuggler fleets.
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