GAT-12 Skipray Blastboat (6)
Basic info
First appearance: Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 - Heir to the Empire
Relations: Sienar Fleet Systems
Events: Escape from Myrkr
Known Facts (3)
Escape from Myrkr (3)
Summary
The Sienar Fleet Systems GAT-12 Skipray Blastboat was, early in the Galactic Civil War, the smallest hyperspace-capable combat starship in use by the Imperial Navy. While small enough to be carried aboard capital ships as a starfighter, its immense power output (produced by a Sarylcorp ViX multi-flux reactor), weaponry, and shielding caused some registries to designate it as a capital ship itself. The most popular variant in the GAT series, the GAT-12h, had a standard crew consisting of a pilot, copilot/sensor operator, and two gunnery officers; however, the ship could be piloted by just one person. It was standard equipped with a Class Two hyperdrive and a limited navigation computer capable of storing four jump coordinates, and was stocked with sufficient consumables for a month of independent operation. On short wings on the side of the cockpit it housed two Siep-Irol "Omni-Vu" sensor pylons. Two forward-swept stabilizer fins branched out from a rotating assembly at the aft of the ship and housed two of the Mendarn Arms Dar-2 ion cannons. The stabilizers were kept vertically in flight, with the ion cannons deployed above and below the rest of the ship; the fins rotated horizontally for landing, putting them on either side of the ship in a more traditional winged configuration. A third Dar-2 ion cannon was housed in the nose of the ship, with a concussion missile launcher and proton torpedo tube flanking it starboard and port, respectively. On the dorsal fuselage, a fire-linked pair of Senko Systems 5000x2 "Tru-Lok" laser cannons were mounted in a turret. While designed as a space-faring vessel, the ship actually performed better in atmospheric flight, with a (reported) top speed of 1,200 km/h; and its aerodynamic frame provided a better atmospheric maneuvering performance than all but high-performance airspeeders. Its maneuvering performance was not as remarkable out of the atmosphere, and the ship often relied on swift first-strikes or coordination with other ships in space combat.
Variants
In addition to the GAT-12h, several other models were produced, including the GAT-12i, the GAT-12g (which replaced the concussion missile tube with a tractor beam), the GAT-12j (which carried a larger payload while distributing gunnery duties more evenly), the GAT-12m (which had better realspace and hyperspace performance, and thus was used as an interceptor and courier), and the GAT-12p (which had an upgraded sensor suite). A newer model, the Skipray 24r Blastboat, saw service in the Jedi Coalition during the Second Galactic Civil War.

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Epic Collection I : Heir to the Empire (G66281) Skipray Blastboat (V.SKI1) Skipray Blastboat (V.SKI2) Skipray Blastboat (V.SKI3) Skipray Blastboat (V.SKI4) 0508 : Event : Outmaneuver
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Epic Collection I : Heir to the Empire (G66281)
Skipray Blastboat (V.SKI1)
Skipray Blastboat (V.SKI2)
Skipray Blastboat (V.SKI3)
Skipray Blastboat (V.SKI4)
0508 : Event : Outmaneuver
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V.SKI2
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V.SKI4
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Tags (8)

Lady Luck | SoroSuub Personal Luxury Yacht 3000 | Mara Jade Skywalker | Imperial-class Star Destroyer | Thrawn | Chiss | Wedge Antilles | Rebel Alliance Pilot

Tags (5)

Myrkr | Luke Skywalker | R2-D2 | Mirith Sinn | Sish Sadeet

Tags (2)

Myrkr | Luke Skywalker

Tags (4)

Lambda-class Shuttle | Sish Sadeet | Mirith Sinn | Yinchorr

Tags (8)

Luke Skywalker | R2-D2 | Myrkr | Mara Jade Skywalker | [Kir Kanos' Transport] | Mirith Sinn | Sish Sadeet | Yinchorr

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Events (2)

Escape from Myrkr | Duel in the Squall

Escape from Myrkr
Events (2)

Duel in the Squall | Battle over Phaeda

Events (3)

Escape from Myrkr | Battle over Phaeda | Duel in the Squall

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