Thursday, December 15, 2011


Look, festive holiday colors!

"Aha," Bunny said, "it's a Republic gunship."  I was impressed.

Apparently you see a lot of these in the Clone Wars cartoon.

Bunny's take (thanks, Wookieepedia!): "The Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT), also known as the LAAT-series gunship nicknamed "Larties" by some clones, was a gunship series used by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars.

Classic "U-boats" of the republic...used to drop troops and armor onto planets. Not sure what the festive colors on this replica are all about...or why the slanty front piece pops up like a canopy (unlike the actual Larties). Recognizable for sure but can't say I'm too impressed.

3 out of 5 parsecs."

(Above, a much more complicated cross-section of a Lartie.)

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