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AEG-77 Vigo
Production information
Model

AEG-77 Vigo[1]

Class

Transport[1]

Cost

200,000 credits (75,000 used)[1]

Technical specifications
Hyperdrive rating

Class 3 (backup class 15)[1]

Navigation system

Navicomputer[1]

Armament
Crew

8[1]

Passengers

6[1]

Cargo capacity

25 tons (100 tons in unarmed transport version)[1]

Consumables

1 month[1]

Usage
Availability

Licensed[1]

Role(s)
  • Cargo transport
  • Convoy escort
Era(s)

Rebellion era[1]

Affiliation

Black Sun[1]

The AEG-77 Vigo was a transport vessel of the criminal Black Sun organization that was also used by Xizor Transport Systems and other organizations and individuals at the time of the Galactic Civil War. Some ships were heavily modified for use as convoy escorts.

Contents

Characteristics

AEG-77 schematics.

The ship provided lots of space for passengers and cargo. Its interior included three decks connected by two elevators, an observation room, a large bridge, a recreation room, an engineering room and a cargo hold. Modified versions were equipped with two forward mounted guns, four top mounted turrets, and two bottom mounted turrets.

History

The AEG-77 Vigo was originally used as light defended transport vessels by the Black Sun and also later by other organizations, including Xizor Transport Systems and the Hutt cartels. As they became known for their light weaponry, more and more transports were attacked and captured by pirate gangs, especially those smuggling valuable cargo for Black Sun. To counter this threat to its profits, Black Sun decided to modify some of their cargo transports into heavily defended gunships that would act as escorts for the rest of their convoys.

Behind the scenes

A AEG-77 Vigo under attack by a pair of IRD starfighters

This gunship was introduced in Jump to Lightspeed, the first addon to Star Wars Galaxies, in 2004. Unlike the Ye-4 Gunship and X4 Gunship (the Imperial and Rebel gunships, respectively) the AEG-77 Vigo was only rarely used, mostly as a AI-controlled transport in some missions.

A detailed interior was added to the game files in 2005[2], but has not been used until 2007, when it was announced that the ship would become available to players as a multiplayer ship with Chapter 8 in December 2007.

The name of the vessel was suggested by forum member "Zion" on the pilot board of the official Galaxies forums, while the description was provided by forum member "Halyn" after developer Thomas Eidson asked the pilot community for suggestions. [3] One of the original suggestions by HanseSOE was "Blacksun Z4 Gunboat".[4]

The AEG stands for "Assault-Escort Gunship", while Vigo means "Cousin" in Old Tionese. [5] [6]

Appearances

Sources

Wookieepedia has a collection of images related to AEG-77 Vigo.

Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameThe Shadow Syndicate (Card: AEG-77 Vigo Gunship)

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
  2. http://forums.station.sony.com/swg/posts/list.m?&topic_id=498672
  3. http://forums.station.sony.com/swg/posts/list.m?start=90&topic_id=501317&#5593528
  4. http://forums.station.sony.com/swg/posts/list.m?&topic_id=501317
  5. http://forums.station.sony.com/swg/posts/list.m?start=90&topic_id=501317&#5593528
  6. http://forums.station.sony.com/swg/posts/list.m?start=30&topic_id=501317

External links

  • Floor plans of the 3 Star Wars Galaxies gunships
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