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Heavy Missile Platform
Production information
Manufacturer
Model

Heavy Missile Platform[1]

Class

Gunship[3]

Cost
  • New: 60,000 credits[3]
  • Used: 30,000 credits[3]
Technical specifications
Length

12.3 meters[1] to 18.2 meters[2]

Width

11 meters[1]

Height/depth

3.1 meters[1]

Maximum acceleration

100 G[1]

MGLT

50[4]

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

820 km/h[2] to 14,200 km/h[1]

Hyperdrive system

None[3]

Armament
Crew

Integrated droid brain[1]

Passengers

None[3]

Cargo capacity

None[3]

Usage
Role(s)

Aerial assault craft[1]

Year introduced

19 BBY

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation
"Uh-oh."
Vilmarh Grahrk upon seeing an HMP

The Heavy Missile Platform (HMP) was a droid gunship deployed by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. It was based on the design of the older Mechanized Assault Flyer.

Contents

Characteristics

HMP cross-section.

Manufactured by Baktoid Fleet Ordnance, the HMP droid gunship was an ominous-looking, heavily-shielded aerial missile platform. Designed for air strikes in planetary atmospheres, the droid gunship compensated for its sluggish airspeed with a powerful arsenal of weaponry. An HMP gunship's standard weapons configuration consisted of two laser cannon turrets, one medium laser cannon, two light laser cannons, and 14 missiles. It also had two movable metal mandibles, for an unknown purpose, at its front.[1]

The gunship's modular wings allowed the HMP to carry a wide variety of ordnance, from concussion bombs and torpedoes to electromagnetic pulse missiles. Seven missile launchers were located on either side of the gunship's main body, below the large aft-mounted disc housing the reactor core. The HMP's repulsorlift would steadily drive the gunship in flight, allowing for stable shooting in battle.[1]

The gunship ran off an especially superdense radioactive fuel supplied by Phlac-Arphocc Automata Industries.[1]

History

HMPs during the Battle of Kashyyyk

Heavy Missile Platform gunships were developed mid-way through the Clone Wars and deployed during many battles including the Battle of Kashyyyk.

There were several variants of the platform, including atmospheric and space transports.[5]

Local dictators like Ado Eemon were often contracted to add to the production of the HMP. They were usually supplied with a small percent of the production run, which were used to supplement their personal forces and help enforce their own rule.[1]

Later, an HMP would be used by Gizor Dellso's droid forces to board an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer during the Battle of Mustafar. It was destroyed, along with the droids, by the stormtroopers of the 501st Legion.[5]

Behind the scenes

The Heavy Missile Platform resembles an early concept of the Republic gunship unused for Attack of the Clones. The head of the HMP also closely resembles that of the early concept design of the AT-AT.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Republic: The Hidden Enemy
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron

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Non-canon appearances

  • Kowakian Monkey-Lizard
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (As a mini-kit model only)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (As a mini-kit model only)

Sources

The ultimate star wars sticker book(not named)

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 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5  Starships and Vehicles of Revenge of the Sith on Wizards.com (article)
  4. Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Battlefront II
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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