Vehicles in the Star Wars universe run the gamut from ponderous armored walkers and capital ships, to agile airspeeders and starfighters. Despite this variety, the basic purpose of all Vehicles remains similar: moving passengers from one place to another. Of course, the places involved in this journey can greatly affect the form and function of the Vehicle.
The term "Vehicle" encompasses both Planetary Vehicles (Such as Airspeeders, Landspeeders, and Walkers), and Starships (Such as Starfighters, Space Transports, and Capital Ships). The major difference between Planetary Vehicles and Starships is that Planetary Vehicles generally do not travel in the vacuum of space. Rules that pertain only to Planetary Vehicles or Starships are called out specifically.
Planetary Vehicles are further subdivided into Ground Vehicles and Air Vehicles.
- Mounts: Trained Beasts utilized by local forces to take advantage of the creatures' natural instincts and senses, where a mechanical Vehicle would otherwise fail.
The most basic Vehicles in the Star Wars universe, Ground Vehicles only operate on (Or very near to) a planetary surface.
- Speeders: Speeders are common sights on the technologically advanced worlds. Equipped with repulsorlift drive technology, they hover above the ground at a height of anywhere from a few centimeters, to several meters, and can achieve remarkable speeds. Speeders ignore penalties for Difficult Terrain.
- Tracked Vehicles: Tracked Vehicles have treads or tracks looped around a large number of wheels, providing great traction, but making them less maneuverable at higher speeds- and extremely loud at any speed. Tracked Vehicles ignore penalties for Difficult Terrain, and take half damage from Collisions with obstacles at least one size category smaller than them.
- Walkers: Walkers move about on two or more legs, literally walking over the terrain. Walkers retain their balance by means of finely tuned gyroscopes, and offer a fairly smooth ride. They rely on even footing, however, and when they topple, the results can be disastrous. Walkers ignore obstacles that are three or more sizes smaller than them.
- Wheeled Vehicles: Wheeled Vehicles move on one or more wheels (Most commonly two to four). Faster and more maneuverable than Tracked Vehicles or Walkers, wheels are a cheap alternative to repulsorlift technology for light and fast Vehicles.
- Weapon Emplacements: Weapon Emplacements are a staple or ground warfare. They typically fall under two categories: antipersonnel and antivehicle. Weapon Emplacements are treated as Vehicles for statistical purposes, but they are usually immobile and do not require a Pilot to function. Instead, Gunners control all the functions of the Weapon Emplacement.
Air Vehicles generally operate above a planetary surface, but within the planet's atmosphere.
- Airspeeders: Airspeeders are repulsorlift Vehicles that can travel anywhere up to about 300 kilometers above ground level, but they are incapable of true space flight. Because they fly so high above the ground, they ignore penalties for Difficult Terrain and obstacles. Of all Planetary Vehicles, Airspeeders are the most maneuverable.
Starships are Vehicles capable of interplanetary and interstellar travel. They are further subdivided into Starfighters, Space Transports, Capital Ships, and Space Stations.
- Starfighters: Starfighters are small, agile starships of Gargantuan Size or smaller. Though they can travel in atmosphere, they excel at space combat. Starfighters can function with as few as one crewmember (The Pilot).
- Space Transports: Space Transports are mid-sized Starships of Colossal or Colossal (Frigate) Size, with fewer than 200 Hit Points. Most Space Transports are designed for moving passengers or cargo, but some are used as gunships, drop ships, or assault shuttles.
- Capital Ships: Capital Ships include all Starships of Colossal (Frigate) Size or larger. Capital Ships usually carry hundreds, if not thousands of crewmembers and passengers, and some are large enough to house other Capital Ships within their hangar bays. Some very large transports and colony ships fall into this category, despite not being designed for combat.
- Space Stations: Though not technically modes of transportation, Space Stations have statistics like other Starships. A Space Station can have a population in the thousands or millions, depending on its Size. Most Space Stations are immobile, The Death Star being a notable exception.
Vehicles by Challenge Level (CL)
The below links include pages that list Vehicles by their Challenge Level (CL):
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