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This article is about the repulsorlift speeder. You may be looking for the ISP-6 shuttle pod or the aquatic speeder.
ISP speeder
Production information
Manufacturer
Model

Infantry Support Platform[1]

Class

Speeder[1]

Cost
Technical specifications
Length

5 meters[1]

Maximum speed

100 km/h[1]

Shielding

None[1]

Armament

Twin blaster cannons (2)[1]

Crew
Passengers

None[1]

Cargo capacity

55 kg[2]

Consumables

1 day[2]

Usage
Availability

Restricted[2]

Role(s)
  • Anti-infantry
  • Combat support
Era(s)
Affiliation

The Infantry Support Platform (ISP), also known as the swamp speeder, was a repulsorlift speeder first deployed by the Grand Army of the Republic for swamp combat during the late Clone Wars.

Contents

Characteristics

An Imperial-era ISP.

It had a semi-circular base protected by a red-and-white armored shell. Mounted on the rear was a large turbofan, which, working with the speeder's repulsorlift drive, propelled the craft through swamps. The 100 kph thrust-fan provided both forward propulsion and a precise braking airblast when reversed.

It was crewed by two clone troopers that sat on either side of the engine, operating controls or firing the vehicle's two forward-mounted blaster cannons.

These twin-blasters were highly effective against infantry forces such as B1 battle droids and B2 super battle droids, and even the larger units such as the NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcers and Heavy Missile Platforms encountered on Felucia and Kashyyyk.

History

K'Kruhk leaps from a moving ISP

It was one of many specialized speeders created towards the end of the Clone Wars and a heavy variant of the BARC speeder. A terrain laser scanner was fitted to the speeder's underside, allowing clone troopers to scout the environment for any foes. It was notably used during the Battle of Kashyyyk.

Like many other vehicles of the Galactic Republic, the swamp speeder was used during the Galactic Civil War by both Imperial and Rebel forces. Additionally, pirate and planetary organizations would acquire and utilize some units. These would then be used to conduct raids, protect fortresses, or aid allied factions. The most notable organizations to use them were Black Sun, the Hutt Cartel, and the Zann Consortium.

Appearances

  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 2: Crash Course
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  •  Star Wars Galaxies – An Empire Divided

Sources

Notes and references

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

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