maddoghoek100 wrote:The harpoons were never intended as a tripwire, that is luke thinking on the fly. Per some of the sources out there:
"The Incom Corporation's T-47 was an atmospheric vehicle designed for industrial cargo handling. Its cockpit featured positions for a forward-facing pilot and a rear-facing cargo manager. The cargo manager used the airspeeder's magnetic harpoon and tow cable to control repulsorlift cargo modules."
So lets assume that the battle on hoth was one of the first times the tow cables had been used as an offensive weapon. The snow speeder is a smaller craft than the xwing and was only being used for recon missions on hoth due to the cold weather. X and Y wings have far heavier weapons and can be seen doing damage to capital ships.BB8 wrote:The AT-ATs were a lot easier to blow up than ESB.... Would have been cool to see some harpoon cables used again..
Do we know why Snowspeeders are prepared and properly equipped with harpoon cables in ESB in the first place? I mean there is even a completely separate person included to operate them, I don't think there is even a rear blaster, is there?
Just thinking out loud.
Well then this opens up a few more questions....
1) Why are the rear tow cable guys going into battle if all they can do is fire a tow cable? I mean, i works out for then, but they're risking their lives (One dies without Luke's ship even going down) for not even having a blaster to contribute.
2) Why doesn't Luke use his X-Wing if he has it?
3) Who cares?