"Orange Crush" was a LAAT GUNSHIP that was made specifically for squad 86 of the 212th legion. This model of the LAAT was highly advanced due to the fact that it had the original gunships side pin point turrets but could also be locked down for space flights. When in the atmosphere the ball turrets would disengage from the side of the ship allowing them to rotate freely. The 86th was an elite squad with advanced training that had just left Kamino near the ending of the clone wars. Due to this they were instilled with an extreme hatred of droids to fuel the final assault on the CIS. When the clone wars ended they continued to serve the empire electing to stay in their phase 1 clone armor. They finally reached their end when they were on the second death star awaiting deployment on Endor.
The turret deployed in the atmosphere.
The turret open showing the gunner. These gunners had space suits just incase a seal malfunctioned during space travel.
The turret locked down in its space position sealing the ships 2 side ports.
The ships Auto turrets that were actually seen in the movie. In it the co pilot controlled them. They have full rotational ablity for realistic appearance.
Another view of the auto turret without the "beam" coming out of them.
My custom door has another technic piece in it to allow it to be all connected.
The inside of the main bay which also has the net along the ceiling as seen in the movies.
Squad 86 inside the main bay. "Orange Crushs's total compacity is 30 troopers but this is just a strike force.
A view of the rare medic trooper. This unit has one because of their inherent distrust of droids extending even to the fact that they didn't trust their own.
A top view of the medical bay.
Another view of the medical bay.
An injured trooper in the bacta tank.
The missile loader. This model of the LAAT had a concealed missile revolver loading system unlike the one seen in Attack of the Clones.
I really like this gunship! The orange was a great addition to the color scheme. Would you please show me how to build the wing turrets? I tried to build them from just the pics shown, but i couldn't get it to work. Thanks in advance, LesPaulPlayer47