Modified R-19 Paraglider
Name/Model# : Modified R-19 Paraglider
Designer/Manufacturer : Nen-Carvon / Modified by Rebellion
Combat Designation : Combat Paraglider
Scale : Character
Length : 4.5 Metres
Skill : Repulsorlift operation
Crew Skill : ?
Crew : 1 Pilot
Troops : None
Cost of Vehicle : BLACK MARKET 1,900 Credits
Availability : 2, X
Vehicle Speed : 260 kph (WEG=90)
Altitude Range : 5,000 Metres from Ground Level
Manoeuvrability : 3D
Cargo Capacity : 80 kg
Weapons :


Cover of Vehicle : ?
Shields/Body Strength : Shields None. Body Strength 2D
Note : Reflec body panels increase sensor checks by 1 difficulty level to detect glider. Night vision allows no penalty sight in a 45 degree forward arc, up to 50 metres. Terrain-following +1D to sensor checks to follow terrain.


    The Modified R-19 Paraglider is substantially modified from its original civilian origins sometime between the Battle of Yavin and Hoth. This modified paraglider was developed and almost exclusively employed by Rebel SpecForces. It is effectively an ideal conveyance for inserting teams covertly behind a foe's lines. It offers reasonable protection from detection, and maintains contact with the rest of the team. Many low-powered sensors' scans are absorbed by the sensor reflec body panels, in which the slight sensor return makes the vehicle appear far smaller. As a consequence, careless sensor operators will often believe their readings indicate birds or other harmless avian creatures.

    Its repulsorlift package has been augmented to assist in improved stability, handling and heavier equipment transport. To facilitate equipment transport, a number of equipment mounting brackets, including those able to handle modestly heavy items exist. Directly in front of the operator's face is a pull-down display visor that provides unfettered access to night vision, terrain following and directional (glider's current position) modules. In order to allow team members to locate each other in the immediate vicinity (visual range) in night or low-visibility situations, a low-powered transponder exists. Although, the other gliders must use the same frequency to be identified.

Sources: GFTPG***Pg 67 / IA***Pg 3, 61 / ROETRSH***Pg 51, 52