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Super tank
Production information
Class

Repulsorcraft[1]

Technical specifications
Shielding

Equipped[1]

Armament
Crew
Usage
Role(s)

Armored infantry

Year introduced

22 BBY[2]

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[1]

Affiliation

Confederacy of Independent Systems[1]

"Deploy the super tanks—attack formation."
―TX-21

The Super tank was an experimental tank created by Baktoid Armor Workshop. Commissioned by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, during the Clone Wars around 22 BBY, the super tank was used during the Second Battle of Geonosis.

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Characteristics

"No, the super tanks are not ready. But when they are, the Republic forces will be routed. They have no weapon that can penetrate its heavy armor."
―TX-21 to Poggle the Lesser
Super tanks emerge from the Geonosis droid foundry

The super tank was an experimental tank created by Baktoid Armor Workshop. It looked very much like the MTT which was also made by Baktoid. It was about half the size of the MTT and had its twin blaster cannons located on the same spot as the MTT. The repulsortank also had one turret-mounted twin blaster located on the outside in the middle of the craft on either side. Concealed under a retractable section of its armor platings were the vehicle's main weapons: a set of twin warhead launchers capable of easily obliterating an AT-TE walker.[1] It was equipped with ray shielded armor and could easily deflect shots from an AT-TE walker and an AV-7 Antivehicle Cannon. The tank had the logo of the CIS painted on both sides.[1]

History

"Looks like the Separatists have a new toy."
―Luminara Unduli about the new tanks.

This tank was first used in the Second Battle of Geonosis by the Separatists. TX-21 advised Archduke Poggle the Lesser to use these crafts against the advancing Republic army. Poggle agreed and 20 tanks were sent into battle. The tanks managed to destroy most of the Republic walkers and artillery cannons which included several AT-TE walkers and Republic Artillery Guns. The tanks were destroyed, when the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Luminara Unduli placed explosives underneath the bridge the tanks were crossing and detonated them.

Barriss Offee faces off with a super tank in the droid foundry control room

Another super tank was used inside of the factory as well. Facing it were the Jedi Padawans Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee. Offee managed to get inside the tank by using her lightsaber to cut a hole next to the exposed warhead launcher, and destroying the two droids driving the tank. Tano and Offee were able use the tank's weaponry to destroy the factory from the inside and were saved from the ensuing explosion by the tank's heavy armor.[1]

Appearances

Sources

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 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Weapons Factory"
  2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel
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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