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A concussion missile.

A concussion missile was a short-range, wingless anti-vehicle missile generally deployed by vehicle mounted launchers. There were a wide range of concussion missiles, varying in speed, maneuverability, and destructive capability. The concussion missile evolved from the ancient concussion spheres that were bigger, slower, and less destructive weapons that were similar to traditional bombs.

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Characteristics

A trio of concussion missiles

Weapons manufacturers generally produced both the launchers and the missiles, and sold them as units. Ground forces used them against any fast moving vehicle. In space combat concussion missiles ranged in potency from anti-starfighter weapons launched from other diminutive craft; all the way up to devastating warheads that were capable of crippling massive capital ships that were launched from specialized defensive satellites.[1]

Each missile was stored and launched from a pressurized canister which was designed to protect it during transport, storage, and loading, but also acted as a launch tube. The canisters were racked in magazines that were loaded into a vehicle. The magazines were circular and the missile was launched out sideways before igniting and traveling its due course (only applies for ground-based launchers).

Each concussion missile featured an armor-piercing tip that penetrated a target's hull before igniting the missile's compact energy pack, causing more devastating results than single-shot turbolaser cannons.[2] The impact would trigger the missile's warhead, which like proton torpedoes, was either nuclear or thermonuclear in nature. A concussion missile did not necessarily need to impact in order to detonate, however, some could be set to explode at a preset proximity to the target. In atmosphere, the missile created a deafening sonic boom and caused major damage to the surrounding area.

History

Concussion missile launcher.

Starfighters such as the Rebel Alliance RZ-1 A-wing interceptor and the Imperial Missile Boat made extensive use of concussion missiles in dogfights.

The Victory I-class Star Destroyer was well known for its battery of concussion missiles, however newer capital ships like the Imperial-class Star Destroyer replaced them with ion cannons because missiles were expensive and could only be carried in limited numbers. Some were equipped with multiple-lock on systems.

Lando Calrissian used concussion missiles during the Battle of Endor. It was with this kind of missile that was fired at the main reactor of Death Star II that triggered the fatal blow, after wingman Wedge Antilles used Proton Torpedoes to take out the power regulator.

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Behind the scenes

In early LucasArts games, such as Star Wars: X-wing, concussion missiles were simply referred to as missiles. This kind of warhead is used commonly in all of the X-wing games.

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Notes and references

  1. Star Wars: Empire at War
  2.  "Base Set" - Star Wars PocketModel Trading Card Game (Card: Concussion Missile)

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This article uses material from the "Concussion missile" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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From SWG Wiki

A concussion missile is a missile that locks on to its target and does tremendous damage to shields but little to no damage against armor. It is fired from a concussion missile launcher.


This article uses material from the "Concussion missile" article on the SWG Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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