Chapters: 3/3 Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Original Trilogy Rating: General Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Characters: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca (Star Wars), a couple really irritated rancors Additional Tags: Action/Adventure, spelunking is a bad idea in star wars, Alternate Universe - Star Wars Setting, Slightly Alternate Universe, only slightly, cave monsters, running away from monsters, lost in a cave, Luke has Bad Feelings about This, vague references to Old Republic Era stuff, slight Dad Vader, short fic is short Summary:
(brought over from my deviantart account)
The search for a new Rebel base location turns sour when the Millenium Falcon takes a detour to Lehon. Han is antsy, Chewie is concerned, Luke has a Bad Feeling, and Leia is thinking those bones in the caves were left behind by something. But cave monsters really aren’t the only thing they should be worried about.
(Well, I said I’d try to move it over to AO3 tonight, and so I have! Also, I now know how to add images to my chapters.)
Photograph of KV-5 prototype “Победа” shortly before it tipped over and exploded during pre-production trials, 1943. After the German seizure of Leningrad and subsequent two-pronged advance toward Moscow, Soviet industry went into overdrive, creating increasingly bizarre stopgaps as supplies of raw materials began to dry up.
The KV-5 was one of these. Intended to be a mobile artillery battery, it instead proved to be a massive failure. The first prototype, shown here, fell over during maneuver testing. Poor design of the ammunition storage racks caused the vehicle to explode, killing the crew as well as the photographer.
The second KV-5, “Родина” survived maneuver testing, but the recoil of the upper main guns broke the turret in half during weapons testing. By that time, 50 KV-5s had already been produced. Most saw success, laid on their sides, as roadblocks during the 1945 Battle of Moscow.