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Biker Advanced Recon Commando speeder
BARCspeeder-SWBFII

Class:

Speeder

Manufacturer:

Aratech Repulsor Company

Length:

4.6 meters[1]

Width:

1.29 meters[2]

Height:

1.53 meters[2]

Armament:

2 light blaster cannons[2]
2 Antipersonnel light laser[2]

Crew:

1 clone trooper

Era:

Clone Wars
Galactic Empire

This is a Class 3 article.

The Biker Advanced Recon Commando speeder, also known as the BARC speeder was a speeder bike developed and manufactured by Aratech Repulsor Company.[2] It was designed for the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars, being championed by numerous troopers in the war, including Marshal Commander Bacara and Commander Neyo.[3] The BARC speeder was the predecessor to the 74-Z speeder bike, which would eventually see action throughout the war. The speeders were deployed in several fields of war, namely on large campaigns such as Saleucami, Felucia, and Kashyyyk.[4][5]

The BARC speeder gave the ordinary clone trooper fighting on foot increased speed, mobility, and firepower. Used primarily as a scouting and escort vehicle, it was readily adaptable for various environments and missions. With the addition of optional support struts, a sidecar or stretcher could be attached to its side.[2] A variant of the speeder existed that the Coruscant Security Force utilized for rapid response.[6] The speeders were utilized by most units of the Grand Army, including the 501st Legion,[4] 41st Elite Corps,[5] 91st Mobile Reconnaissance Corps,[5] and 327th Star Corps.[7]

References[]

  1. Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 BARC Speeder on StarWars.com
  3. Star Wars Helmet Collection 33
  4. 4.0 4.1 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  6. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lightsaber Lost"
  7. Reversal of Fortune
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