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BB-8, sometimes spelled Beebee-Ate, is a BB unit astromech droid who operated approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. It had a dome head, similar to that of R2 series astromech droids, with the bulk of its body made up of a ball on which the droid's head rolled. BB-8 was mostly white, with some silver and orange on its body, as well as a black photoreceptor. The droid belonged to Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, whom he accompanied during his flights on his T-70 X-wing fighter.
The T-70 X-wing starfighter is an updated incarnation of the classic T-65B X-wing starfighter manufactured for use by the New Republic Starfleet. More expensive and complex than the former T-65B, the T-70 featured advanced weaponry and proved more versatile than its predecessor, and was essential in both dogfights and capital-ship scale combat operations. Appropriated S-foils designs allowed a greater range of fire, while four KX12 laser cannons offered single, dual, and quad firing modes. A built in dual proton torpedo launcher with quick-change magazines permitted the utilization of alternative armaments.
These speedy, versatile light utility vehicles are useful for a range of missions on the Starkiller Base and other frigid worlds. The First Order’s favored snowspeeder model is as simple as it is rugged: essentially a pair of seats, cargo platform, turbines and a deck-mounted repeating blaster.