from "Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" (1980)
About the Design
Featured in the The Empire Strikes Back's Battle of Hoth sequence, the T-47 Snowspeeder was a two-seat ground-effect combat speeder armed with two powerful blaster cannons and a rear-mounted harpoon launcher. (Why a combat speeder would need a harpoon launcher was never discussed.) According to the film's dialogue, the speeder was "adapted for the cold," which suggests it was not originally built to operate in arctic conditions. Nonetheless, the T-47 proved to be a formidable ground support weapon, especially against the more massive, albeit slower moving All-Terrain Armored Transports (AT-ATs) of the Galactic Empire.
About the Kit
This palm-sized T-47 Snowspeeder kit was released in March 2008 as part of Fantastic Plastic Models' series of 1:72 scale "Star Wars" fighter kits. Mastered by Alfred Wong, the kit featured a detailed cockpit, clear resin canopy and airbrakes that could be built in their open or closed positions.
This kit was retired in July 2009.