The T-47 Airspeeder, also known as a Snowspeeder, is a Rebel land-based aircraft that can be piloted in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II. They are mostly known for their appearance in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
Star Wars Battlefront
The T-47 Airspeeder is a small, wedge-shaped craft with two forward-facing laser cannons. In its rear arc is a harpoon gun fitted with a heavy-duty tow cable. The Airspeeder is a two man vessel, with the pilot operating the aircraft and its forward facing guns with the (non-playable, as well as non-visible.) gunner operating its harpoon. This vehicle can be piloted in Supremacy, Walker Assault and Turning Point, as well as the "Invasion" training mission. The snowspeeders are collectively under the call sign Blue Squadron.
- Speed Boost - Provides the Airspeeder with a temporary burst of speed. Useful for reaching the battlefield quickly or boosting out of range of enemy ships.
- Sensor Jammer - Temporarily prevents enemies from locking on to the Airspeeder.
Even at full throttle, the Airspeeder does not have the speed or agility of its fighter brethren. This combined with it's lack of missiles and it's inability to use a shield leaves it a sitting duck for any Imperial fighters remaining. Although it can lock onto enemy fighters, the chances of getting a hit are very small. Instead, the Airspeeder is better suited for air-to-ground combat, performing strafing runs on enemies down below while using the Speed Boost and Sensor Jammer to avoid pursuing enemy fighters.
In Walker Assault, this craft gains another purpose. Obtainable only at the last objective, the Airspeeder can be used to instantly take down an AT-AT walker by flying next to it and firing its tow cable. The player then has to complete a minigame to successfully take down the walker.
Using the Sensor Jammer during the mini game is recommended, as it can help lower the chances of the player failing since Smart Rockets and Ion Torpedos can cause not only damage, but cause the airspeeder icon to be out of the area for success.
Star Wars Battlefront II
- "The T-47 airspeeder is a small, wedge-shaped craft with two forward-facing laser cannons. In its rear arc is a harpoon gun fitted with a heavy-duty tow cable."
- — In-game description
The T-47 Airspeeder returns in Star Wars Battlefront II for the Rebel Alliance, with some changes made to its abilities and mechanics. Unlike the last game, the Airspeeder is only available on Hoth: Outpost Delta.
The T-47 Airspeeder is one of the most capable speeders in Battlefront II. It handles more like a starfighter than in the previous game and is able to hold its own against Imperial starfighters. Its main purpose is to act as air support for ground troops, such as strafing enemy ground targets and attacking the AT-AT when it becomes vulnerable.
Once an AT-AT has been damaged to the point where it only has 1/3 of its health left, the Airspeeder can start a tow cable takedown by flying near the Walker's legs and into the golden rings that appear. The Walker does not have to be exposed in order to initiate the takedown.
Unlike the last game, the process is no longer done automatically, the player must manually complete three laps around the Walker to take it down, and is awarded score once the Walker is taken down. Destroying the AT-AT directly impacts the next phase, as the destroyed Walker will not be present to destroy the Hangar doors and forces the Imperials to attack the Hangar in question from within the base.
Health and Movement
|Health Statistics for T-47 Airspeeder|
|Health Regen Rate||200 health/sec|
|Regen Delay||12 sec|
|Damage||75-65 (Explosion: 20)|
|Rate of Fire||200 RPM|
|Damage per Second||316.66-283.33 DPS|
|Range||Start damage drop-off: 400 meters|
End damage drop-off: 600 meters
Blast Radius: 7 meters
Inner Blast Radius: 5 meters
|Overheat||10 shots (0.1 heat per shot)|
|Overheat Penalty||0.5 seconds|
|Passive Cooldown Delay||0 seconds|
|Passive Cooldown||0.3 heat per second|
|In-game Description||Gives the starfighter a temporary speed boost and breaks enemy missile lock. The AFTERBURNER can be cancelled after a short time.|
|Effect||Temporary speed boost and breaks lock-ons|
|Ability Duration||6 seconds|
|Ability Cooldown||18 seconds
|In-game Description||Charges up a rapid fire barrage which deals high damage.|
|Effect||Increased rate of fire burst
|Ability Duration||1.2 seconds|
|Ability Cooldown||25 seconds|
|In-game Description||The primary weapon cannot overheat for a short period of time.|
|Effect||Prevents main weapon from building heat|
|Ability Duration||8 seconds
|Ability Cooldown||20 seconds|
- In Star Wars Legends media, the call sign Blue Squadron belongs to a squadron of T-47 that participated in the Battle of Hoth and eventually become the squadron of B-wings in the Battle of Endor.
- The T-47 Airspeeder is currently the only air vehicle that belongs to the Rebels that can't be used in Fighter Squadron.
- Although the T-47 air speeder does have a harpoon in the back, the gunner manning it is not seen.
- The T-47 Airspeeder can't be used in Turning Point.
|The Rebel Alliance and New Republic|