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SPMA
Production information
Manufacturer

Rothana Heavy Engineering[1]

Model

Self-Propelled Medium Artillery[1]

Class

Walker

Technical specifications
Length

20 meters

Armament
Usage
Role(s)

Self-propelled artillery

Era(s)
Affiliation

Galactic Empire

The Self-Propelled Medium Artillery (SPMA) walker was an artillery piece used by the Galactic Empire. It was a successor to the SPHA artillery line used during the Clone Wars.

Contents

Characteristcs

The SPMA-T model was fitted with a long-range, variable trajectory turbolaser cannon, and due to its modular design, it could, like its heavier predecessor, be deployed with specific payloads for different missions. It was generally faster and more nimble than the SPHA-T.

Most of the walkers were also equipped with several light anti-infantry blasters that emereged from the ventral surface of the vehicle when in use. This gave it the advantage of being able to defend itself in combat.

History

Improvement in materials after years of research following the Clone Wars meant that the artillery walker could be lightened with the use of more modern alloys and composites.

A SPMA-T, ready to fire.

The SPMA walkers' range was quite long, but they required targets to be sensor-painted in order to score a hit. The combination of slow movement and light armor meant that SPMAs were usually dispatched with an escort.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Empire at War (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Empire at War: Prima Official Game Guide
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