Fringes of Space
Imperial Sky Swooper
Hull Trauma: 1
System Strain: 3
Vehicle Type/Model: Airspeeder/Paraglider
Maximum Altitude: 10 km
Sensor Range: Short
Crew: One pilot
Encumbrance Capacity: 2
Passenger Capacity: 0
Customization Hard Points: 1
Forward-mounted light blaster cannon (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 4; Critical 4; Range [Close]).
The R-444 Sky Swooper is a repulsorlift-assisted hang glider used by Imperial forces, particularly during stealth raids. Based on the para-wing gliders common on Bespin, its design incorporates traditional wing technology with a small repulsorlift generator that assists with long-distance flight. A light blaster cannon mounted above the pilot allows for minimal offensive capability.
The Sky Swooper is controlled by a combination of hand grips and a bar that also supports the pilot’s feet. Both hands and feet are required to steer the glider, which makes firing the light blaster cannon a tricky proposition when tight maneuvers are called
for. The Alliance considers the R-444 an excellent asset when it can be acquired, and a small number are already in the Rebels’ possession.