Homebrew Reference Book: Clone Wars Saga Edition Fan Sourcebook - Vehicles and Vessels
The AML platform was first used by the Trade Federation in combat during the years leading up to the Invasion of Naboo. The AML was not commonplace, as Trade Federation doctrine typically espoused the use of "Vulture" Droid Starfighters as a more potent method of air defense. The AML has several weaknesses, chief of which was a miniscule payload. This forced the platform to be thickly layered to create a significant threat envelope, which was prohibitively costly.
The AML is very well armored, typically allowing it to survive an aerial assault long enough to reload its launchers once. Its weapon system was considered a backward step in missile technology in that it was specialized. Most missile and torpedo systems in the galaxy are equally capable of targeting ground, air and space units, but the AML launcher is specifically tailored for surface to air warfare. The launcher rises to fire, but is often lowered for storage.
AML Platform Statistics (CL 9) Edit
Speed: 8 Squares; (Maximum Velocity 80 km/h)
Ranged: Medium Concussion Missile Launcher, Anti-Air +2 (See Below)
Special Actions: Battlefield Effects
Ship Statistics Edit
Crew: 3 (Skilled Crew Quality); Passengers: None
Cargo: 50 Kilograms; Consumables: 1 Day; Carried Craft: None
Payload: 2 Medium Concussion Missiles
Weapon Systems Edit
Medium Concussion Missile Launcher, Anti-Air (Gunner) Edit
Attack Bonus: +2 (+7 vs airborne targets), Damage: 9d10x2, 4-Square Splash