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In the Star Wars movie "A New Hope", there were some small creatures called Jawas in the planet Tatooine. They were using a big vehicle to put captured droids & other stuff. What is this vehicle's name, and is it bullet-proof?

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    Given that even storm troopers were able to shoot it, its defensive capabilities are seriously in question. – jpmc26 Jun 30 '16 at 8:01
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It's called a Sandcrawler.

From the starwars.wikia article:

Sandcrawlers were huge mobile fortresses which could be seen on the deserts of Tatooine, used by the Jawas as their transport and shelter. They were equipped with a magnetic suction tube for sucking droids and scrap into the cargo hold. They were equipped with cargo holds, scrap processing facilities and quarters for crew and passengers.1 They were large enough to fit an entire Jawa clan.

Sandcrawler

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    @iMerchant The stormtroopers managed to destroy one in A New Hope, so not blaster-proof. Apparently it was big enough that even stormtroopers couldn't miss! :D – Jane S Jun 30 '16 at 7:32
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    @JaneS "only imperial stormtroopers are so precise" ;p – PTwr Jun 30 '16 at 8:22
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    @JaneS But was it because of the lack of blaster proofing, or because of an internal sneak attack. I could easily see that "Let me inspect your vehicle as the galactic military...POW" to be a pretty plausible situation. – Anoplexian - Reinstate Monica Jun 30 '16 at 14:11
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    From the actual script for SW:ANH - EXT. TATOOINE - ROCK CANYON - SANDCRAWLER - SUNSET The eight Jawas carry Artoo out of the canyon to a huge tank- like vehicle the size of a four-story house. They weld a small disk on the side of Artoo and then put him under a large tube on the side of the vehicle and the little robot is sucked into the giant machine. – SeanR Jun 30 '16 at 14:48
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    @Valorum I had thought that adding new supporting information was improving the answer. I've moved it to a new answer, although now there are two competing answers rather than just one good answer with all the information :-/ – Thunderforge Jun 30 '16 at 20:42
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Although it is not named on screen, the vehicle is explicitly called a "Sandcrawler" multiple times in the script of A New Hope:

EXT. TATOOINE - ROCK CANYON - SANDCRAWLER - SUNSET

The eight Jawas carry Artoo out of the canyon to a huge tank-
like vehicle the size of a four-story house. They weld a 
small disk on the side of Artoo and then put him under a 
large tube on the side of the vehicle and the little robot 
is sucked into the giant machine.

[...]

INT. SANDCRAWLER - HOLD AREA

It is dim inside the hold area of the Sandcrawler. Artoo 
switches on a small floodlight on his forehead and stumbles 
around the scrap heap.

Star Wars has a history of giving names to things in scripts, but not saying them on screen. For instance, the glowing thing held up in the parade at the end of The Phantom Menace is named the "Globe of Peace" in the script, but not identidied on screen. Also, some names appear only in the script and credits, such as the name "Ewoks" only appears in the script and credits for Return of the Jedi, but are not said on screen.

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    The name "ewoks" is mentioned on-screen. – Valorum Jun 30 '16 at 20:49
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    +1 for canon source (though I did +1 the other answer too). – Rand al'Thor Jun 30 '16 at 20:56
  • @Valorum I meant in dialog, but you're right, it is in the credits. Edited my response. – Thunderforge Jul 1 '16 at 3:57
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    I was sure that 'Sandcrawler' was mentioned in the film? By Luke, IIRC. – Steve Ives Jul 1 '16 at 7:02

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