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Hoth Rebel Base; Ion Cannon: Death Star Plans....

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by TheFettMan, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. TheFettMan

    TheFettMan Rebel Official

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    Any forum members here know or maybe think the Rebels may have used the stolen Death Star plans to R&D the powerful Ion Cannon that they set up on Hoth?
    No real story or details ever really explained how they obtained this powerful cannon & why they put it on Hoth.
    To me, I think the Rebels may have researched the Death Star cannon/weapon plans then "reverse engineered" the Ion Cannon.

    In the 1980s era Marvel Comics, "Wedge" gets stuck on Hoth after the evacuation/battle. He sneaks into the damaged Ion Cannon station & hides out for a long period.
    He survived by using the food/water/clothing abandoned by the Rebel troops.
    I remember him mentioning the Ion Cannon too but I don't think it was fired again.
     
  2. Ceruleanlord

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    The Ion canon is in The Clone Wars season 1, episodes 2, 3, and 4, about the separatists starship malevolence that had a ion cannon built into the ship.

    It would be cool to see the rebels team be the one's to steal the death star plans.
     
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    Well, considering we saw a tractor beam and a planet-killing green laser on the Death Star, but no Ion Cannon, and considering the rebels on Hoth had an Ion Cannon but not a tractor beam or a planet-killing green laser, I'd have to say...

    Sure! Makes sense to me!
     
  4. John Crichton

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    I agree with Ceruleanlord. The basis for an ion cannon like used on Hoth was just a cannon that was capable of sending a massive ionic burst to a target designated in the air/near space, and capable of disabling electrical systems on orbiting ships.

    It's a bit different than the much larger, different type of cannon found within the Death Star. Kind of like comparing a stormtrooper using stun on Princess Leia with a Star Destroyer using ship-mounted turbolasers to blast apart another ship.
     
  5. Cole

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    Yeah...but it's round.
     
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    lol... Well, I'll give you that. ;)
     
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