Craft: InterGalactic Banking Clan Hailfire-series Droid Tank
Type: Wheeled Droid Tank
Length: 5.5 meters tall, 6 meters long
Skill: Ground vehicle operation
Crew: Droid brain
Crew Skill: All skills 4D
Cargo Capacity: None
Cost: 60,000 (new), 36,000 (used)
Move: 40; 120 kmh
Body Strength: 3D
2 Hailfire Missiles Launcher (15 missiles each)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Missile weapons
Fire Control: 4D
Range: 50-250/1/3 Km
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Vehicle blasters
Fire Control: 1D
Range: 50-500/1/2 Km
Game Notes: While the IG-227 is a droid, it is played like a autonomous vehicle.
Background: The IG-227 Hailfire-class droid tank, also known as simply the Hailfire droid or the wheel droid, was a droid tank constructed by Haor Chall Engineering for the InterGalactic Banking Clan prior to and during the Clone Wars. It was highly effective against armor.
The Hailfire-class droid tank was a self-aware mobile missile platform capable of destroying enemy vehicles and entire platoons of enemy soldiers. It ran on large hoop-like wheels on either side of the main armored command module, which enabled it to operate on almost any terrain at impressive speed.
The Hailfire-class was well equipped, with missile launchers fitted on each side of its head, each missile rack carrying 15 guided rocket warheads powerful enough to cause significant damage to enemy targets. A well-placed shot with one of these missiles was enough to destroy a Republic AT-TE walker, and was effective against other armored units. Each Hailfire-class droid tank also had a retractable double blaster for use against infantry and other “soft” targets.
The Hailfire-class also had many different configurations that boasted various types of weapons. Some of the configurations included heavy blaster artillery, ion cannons, or anti-personnel stun weapon batteries. The wheels’ inward design gave Hailfires a wider lateral range and the ability to crush tightly grouped soldiers and small vehicles.