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HAG
Production information
Manufacturer

Baktoid Armor Workshop

Model

Heavy Artillery Gun

Class

Repulsorcraft

Technical specifications
Armament

Heavy energy projectile cannon (1)

Crew

Integrated droid brain

Usage
Role(s)

Self-propelled artillery

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

The Heavy Artillery Gun (HAG), or mortar tank, was a mobile repulsorlift artillery piece used by the Trade Federation and, later, the Confederacy of Independent Systems. In its early stages it superficially resembled the Trade Federation's Multi-Troop Transports, though later configurations would instead echo the appearance of the Armored Assault Tank.

Contents

Characteristics

The HAG's artillery cannon had tremendous range, and was lethal to the Galactic Republic's Republic Troop Transports and walkers. It had heavy armor, but very poor speed and maneuverability, which allowed it to be destroyed fairly easily by faster and nimbler Republic vehicles. During the Clone Wars, it was used as a lighter equivalent to the Republic Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery units.

History

The HAG in its first version, a long repulsorlift vehicle bearing resemblance to the Trade Federation's Multi-Troop Transports, saw its first major engagement at the Battle of Naboo. They were a key component of a plan to send a flanking army to destroy a Naboo resistance camp before moving to attack the Gungan Grand Army.

An HAG-M (top) and an HHAG-M (bottom).

Though the HAGs held the potential to devastate the turrets protecting the encampment, their heavy armor did not protect them from the powerful explosives of Havoc, Nym's personal craft, as he helped defend the encampment.

Another version of the HAG, this time resembling an Armored Assault Tank but with large, yellow photoreceptors on its front "foot", saw use throughout the Clone Wars, where necessity pushed the invention of the more advanced HAG-M and HHAG-M.

The CIS also created a modified version of the tank equiped with an experimental weapon, that could destroy organic matter and leave machines unharmed.

Throughout the war, the various versions of the HAG served in conditions that would render other CIS artillery, such as the IG-227 Hailfire-class droid tank, extremely vulnerable. They became essential for stopping larger walkers like the All Terrain Tactical Enforcer, as they could hit these armored behemoths before being struck. However, they had to work with anti-air units, as Republic air units could easily destroy them.

Following the execution of the Separatist Council by Darth Vader, these units were de-activated.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  • Star Wars: Starfighter (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (video game)

Sources

Major vehicles of the Confederacy of Independent Systems
Repulsorcraft
Armored Assault Tank - Ground Armored Tank - Heavy Missile Platform
Multi-Troop Transport - Trade Federation troop carrier - Single Trooper Aerial Platform
Heavy Artillery Gun - Multi-Utility Transport - Mechanized Assault Flyer - Droid transport carrier - Super tank
Walkers
OG-9 homing spider droid - Octuptarra combat tri-droid - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike - DSD1 dwarf spider droid
Wheeled/tracked
NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcer - IG-227 Hailfire-class droid tank - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike
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