WLO-5 Speeder Tank

Craft: Ubrikkian Ord Pedrova WLO-5 speeder tank
Type: Repulsortank
Scale: Walker
Length: 11.47m
Skill: Repulsorlift operation: Repulsortank
Crew: 1 Pilot, 2 Gunners
Passengers: 4
Cargo Capacity: 150 kg
Cost: 115,000 credits (new), 65,000 credits (used)
Cover: Full (1/2 top gunner)
Altitude Range: Ground Level – 1.5m
Maneuverability: 1D
Move: 40; 110 kmh
Body Strength: 3D
Heavy Laser Cannon
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 2 (can be operated by 1 at 0D Fire Control)
Skill: Vehicle Blasters
Fire Control: 2D
Range: 50-300/500/1km
Damage: 6D
2 Anti-personnel blasters
Fire Arc: Forward
Skill: Vehicle Blasters
Fire Control: 2D
Range: 10-500/100/500m
Damage: 3D

Game Notes: Any character attempting to repair or modify a WLO-5 speeder tank automatically gains a +2D bonus to repulsorlift repair to perform that action.

Background: The WLO-5 battle tank, also known as the WLO-5 speeder tank or the WLO-5 Light Speeder Tank, was a speeder tank used by Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka and his gang of pirates during the Clone Wars. The tanks saw frequent use in lawless parts of the galaxy, as criminals utilized them to defend their strongholds from rivals and attack weaker foes.

The WLO-5 speeder tank was flanked on each side with one large turbine engine. It was armed with one heavy laser cannon turret, which could turn 360 degrees and was located on the top of the tank. The tank was also armed with anti-personnel blasters located on the bow. The turret gunner sat in the open, behind the laser cannon, protected only by the gun’s side-armor. Two additional crewmen piloted the craft from inside the vehicle, protected by its armor. The additional crew had access to sensors and computer-based targeting software.

The craft could also function as a troop transport, with pirates capable of jumping out from the middle section of the tank. It was favored by pirates because of its ease of use, repair, and modification. Hondo Ohnaka was known to operate several of these vehicles in his “empire.” They were considered to be an operational equivalent to the AAT used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, with the tanks being more maneuverable but less powerful.

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