|First appearance: Empire Strikes Back|
|Relations: Bespin Motors|
|The Storm IV Twin-Pod Cloud Car was an atmospheric vehicle known as a cloud car which was designed and manufactured by Bespin Motors on Bespin's Cloud City. This high-atmospheric aircraft consisted of two armored pods connected by a strong engine block housing the small yet powerful Kyromaster dual ion engine system and the secondary repulsorlift systems. The ion engine operated as the cloud-car's main propulsion system and allowed it to attain speeds of up to 1,500 kph while the repulsorlift drive was used for difficult maneuvers and increased the car's speed. Much of the engine area was exposed to reduce engine heat and allow maximum air-cooling. As it was designed solely for atmospheric flight, the vehicle also had a system of flaps, jets, vanes, and rudders to improve control. Both of the cloud car's pods contained a cockpit. The pilot was seated in the left pod, while gunner manned the right pod. The pilot's pod was equipped with advanced navigational systems and a communications array, while the gunner manned a pair of twin blaster cannons. Although not outfitted for advanced life support, the vehicle had pressurized cockpits for high-altitude flight and it was able to achieve low orbit using its repulsorlift system.
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