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CK-6 swoop
Production information
Manufacturer

Bespin Motors

Class

Swoop bike

Cost
Technical specifications
Length

5,8 meters

Maximum speed

550 km/h[1]

Engine unit(s)

Twin thrusters

Armament

Dual laser cannons[1]

Crew

1

Cargo handling systems

30 kg[1]

Consumables

1 week[1]

Other systems

Bubble canopy, headlights

Usage
Availability

Military[1]

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

Grand Army of the Republic

CK-6 swoop, also known as Freeco bike, was a type of swoop used by clone cold assault troopers in cold temperature environments. It bore similarities to the JR-4 swoop, another product by Bespin Motors and had greater range and durability than the standard BARC speeders. The "Freeco" nickname was a contraction of "freezing cold", the condition in which the vehicle was designed to operate.

Contents

Characteristics

CK-6 on Orto Plutonia.

The large CK-6 swoop bike included two sets of landing gears for more secure operation on icy terrain. These repulsorlift vehicles possessed an integrated windscreen to deflect the blowing snow and chilling air of their operational environment. Freeco bikes could operate when even the most intense blizzards kept Republic gunships grounded. However, without constant maintenance and care, even a night on Orto Plutonia might freeze a bike's systems solid.

History

The swoop was tested by a squad of clone cold assault troopers stationed on Orto Plutonia shortly before the squad was wiped out by an unidentified snow creature. As of the time of their disappearance, the speeder did not test well, as it was prone to freezing up. It was later used by clone troopers during the Battle of Orto Plutonia. Surprisingly, these speeders were barely a match for Talz warriors mounted on narglatches. The swoop was also used by Kit Fisto, Plo Koon, and a squad of Devil Dogs during the Battle of Khorm. The swoop saw no combat however and were abandoned once their transportation capabilities proved irrelevant.

Behind the scenes

The "CK-6 swoop" designation was based on the previously established JR-4 swoop.

LEGO released a set featuring a Freeco bike on December 28 2009. It contains Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and the Talz Thi-Sen.

Appearances

  • The Clone Wars: Cold Snap (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Trespass"
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars 7: In Service of the Republic, Part 1
Clone cold assault troopers adjusting a CK-6 swoop.

Sources

Notes and references

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