Star Wars D/6
Star Wars Canon
Rise of the Empire
Post Empire Era
Star Wars D/20
Lone Wolf RPG
Name: Bespin Motors CK-6 Swoop speeder bike
Type: Speeder Bike
Skill: Repulsorlift operation: Speeder Bike
Cargo Capacity: 30kg
Altitude Range: Ground level-25m
Cost: 14,700 credits (new), 7,400 credits (used)
Move: 200; 550kmh
Body Strength: 3D
Consumables: 1 week
Other systems: Bubble canopy, headlights
Dual Laser Cannons
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Vehicle Blasters
Fire Control: 1D
Description: The CK-6 swoop bike, also known as a Freeco bike, was a type of swoop used by clone cold assault troopers in cold temperature environments. It bore similarities to the JR-4 swoop, another product by Bespin Motors and had greater range and durability than the standard BARC speeders. The "Freeco" nickname was a contraction of "freezing cold", the condition in which the vehicle was designed to operate.
The large CK-6 swoop bike included two sets of landing gears for more secure operation on icy terrain. These repulsorlift vehicles possessed an integrated windscreen to deflect the snow and air of their operational environment. Freeco bikes could operate when even the most intense blizzards kept Republic gunships grounded. However, without constant maintenance and care, even a night on Orto Plutonia could freeze a bike's systems solid.
The swoop was tested by a squad of clone cold assault troopers stationed on Orto Plutonia shortly before the squad was wiped out by an unidentified snow creature. As of the time of their disappearance, the speeder did not test well, as it was prone to freezing up. It was later used by clone troopers during the Battle of Orto Plutonia. These speeders were barely a match for Talz warriors mounted on narglatches. The swoop was also used by Kit Fisto, Plo Koon, and a squad of Devil Dogs during the Battle of Khorm. The swoop saw no combat however and were abandoned once their transportation capabilities proved irrelevant.
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