Remover Mark II
Description: 2ft long, white in colour, curves
back on itself at one end. Forked at both ends. Individuals
often customize their own crowbars, e.g. Foxfire's contracts
in to itself, reducing its size to 6 inches for concealment.
The crowbar was initially designed for the use of the all
female pilots of Praying Mantis Squadron. The few female
pilots in the Alliance were on occasion annoyed at some
of the attention paid to them by their male counterparts.
A contract was awarded to Strongbow Industries do develop
a countermeasure to amorous Alliance pilots. The Mark I
Pilot Remover was the result. After a week long test run
in some of the seedier bars of the outer rim, PMS command
approved the new weapon, and the initial production run
was started with exclusive rights for PMS Squadron. The
Mark I was originally painted pink in the colours of PMS,
but after the destruction of PMS and the formation of White,
the crowbars were repainted white. They stayed in that colour
when White Squadron's pilot formed Wolfshead Squadron. At
the same time the main supplier was contracted to work on
an equivalent system for Wolfshead's new male pilots, which
resulted in the Wolfshead Squadron Sledgehammer.
While mainly a ceremonial weapon, the crowbar is
reportedly a great asset in any crowded room, busy spaceport
bar or packed dance floor. Male pilots who have been privileged
to be on the receiving end of this weapon have been reported
as saying: "Wha? Head.. hurts.. stars... Please..no..
not again...::WHACK::" The Wolfshead Squadron has also
been used in combat against Imperial forces in unusual circumstances,
where it has proved one of the better weapons for use against
stormtroopers, as there is no need to penetrate the armour.
The pilot can quite happily knock the trooper senseless
by rattling his head around in his helmet. It is also useful
for removing said armour if a more stealthy approach is
needed. Opening captured cargo is also something of a specialty
for this device.