Storm Cannon
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Name/Model# : Anti-Starfighter Gun (Storm Cannon)
Designer/Manufacturer : Hawkeye
Combat Designation : Mobile Weapons Platform
Scale : Speeder
Length : 8-10 Metres
Skill : Ground vehicle operation
Crew Skill : Ground vehicle operation 4D and starship gunnery 5D
Crew : 2-4 (Driver and Gunner - Commander, Gunner, Driver and Sensor Operator)
Troops : None
Cost of Vehicle : Not available for sale
Vehicle Speed : 40 kph (WEG=14)
Altitude Range : Not Applicable
Manoeuvrability : 0D
Cargo Capacity : None
Weapons :

1 Turreted Twin Blaster Cannon
Crew: 1 Gunner
Scale: Starfighter
Fire Control: 2D
Range: 20 metres-500 metres/1 km/1.7 km
Damage: 4D

Cover of Vehicle : Full
Shields/Body Strength : Shields None. Body Strength 3D
Special Abilities : None


    The Storm Cannon is an attempt by the Rebellion to fill their need for a ground based air defence unit to limit enemy air superiority. The Rebels designed a set of components that could be employed to upgrade an existing vehicle into a Storm Cannon. Hover and repulsorlift vehicles are not used in Storm Cannon conversions, as they do not possess enough power to support the weight of the additional heavy components. To accurately fire a weapon the vehicle must remain stationary, moving only when threatened or when its target is destroyed. By far, the most effective way to destroy them is to overwhelm its defences from the air or to attack it on the ground where it can be easily outnumbered.

    A heavy tracked tank is often used as the base vehicle for conversion. Components making up the Storm Cannon include a twin blaster cannon with mounting frame, sensors, and a powerplant for the weapon. In actual practice the Storm Cannon components are mounted on farm machinery, civilian transports or whatever vehicles the Rebels can get their hands on. Due to the required armament the powerplant is unusually large for the vehicle. And due to the size of the powerplant, the vehicle's speed is significantly and adversely affected. More so, the crew space is cramped at best. When the ideal crew size of four cannot be fit inside the Storm Cannon, the vehicle's effectiveness is significantly reduced as two crewmen must perform the duties of four men.

Sources: AJ2***Pg 269