Mandalorians are life long soldiers bred for war and combat, from an early age he is subjugated to fighting and learns how to gain Glory and Honour from it. By tradition, Mandalorians may take in orphaned children of defeated races or such and treat them as their own.
Ultimately, in the span of over four thousand years, Mandalorians slowly changed from the feared Mandalorian Crusaders of the Sith Empires, to the elite soldiers of the Jedi Coalition and later the reorganized Galactic Alliance, fighting for a cause rather than mainly for credits and the destruction of worlds.
By the Second Imperial Civil War, the distinctive Mandalorian armour had taken on a more segmented appearance, providing the wearer with maximum coverage and mobility.
Canderous-class Assault Tank
The Canderous-class assault tank was produced by MandalMotors. It was named after famous Mandalorian Canderous Ordo. It was protected by armour that rivaled that of an Imperial walker. It was armed with two heavy laser cannons and a concussion missile battery. Despite its weight, it could move in various places inaccessible to walkers.
Due to these tanks being heavily armored, they were more than capable of handling punishment, which was why they were equipped with a sensor control mechanism that tricked enemy vehicles into targeting the tank while the weaker forces would, temporarily, be free from harm. The tank was also equipped with an energy shield to deflect blaster attacks; this, added to the tank's inherently formidable armour, made it a force to be reckoned with.
Basilisk War Droid
With a level of intelligence slightly above that of typical domesticated creatures, the animal-like Basilisk droids formed strong empathetic bonds with their Mandalorian owners. These bonds allowed the droids to react almost preternaturally to the commands of their riders, and act as extensions of their own bodies. They were loyal companions.
The war droid's open combat models were, themselves, armed with a powerful array of artillery: pulse-wave cannons and auto-firing laser cannons, shatter-missile launchers, and concussion missile launchers with a four-missile payload could all be found on or under the armored plates of Basilisks. At the droid's nose resided the Basilisk's primary weapon, a cluster of shockwave generator rods that together could form a burst of plasma capable of ripping through the hulls of starships. Even the droid's heavy claws that adorned it's two front legs, used mostly as landing struts or for walking on the ground, could be used for brawling, crushing obstacles, or tearing open the body of an opponent. Basilisk droids often carried a pair of deployable space mines, and war droids of the combat type could tow volatile atomic compression bombs between them, catapulting the nuclear bomb into an enemy ship or space station. Mandalorian tinkering eventually spawned countless customized variants of the Basilisk
The fighter, known as "Iron Beast" in Galactic Basic, was designed to be versatile, capable of being everything from a planetary-attack bomber to a long-range "hunter-killer". The hull was a plain, clean-lined "V"-shape with a squared-off tail and a dark gray finish with high-tech baffled exhausts to enhance its stealth capabilities. The four blasters and two additional weapons mountings were all located on the underside of the fuselage. Inside, the cockpit made use of advanced display technology, and control systems that could be activated simply by where the pilot was looking. The fighter was also able to tilt vertically on its tail section, to land and take off in a tiny area.
Late in the initial design process, the design was modified to add a protective layer of beskar armour, the legendary Mandalorian iron. Although this would have rendered the fighter heavier, the new alliance with the Verpine engineers of the Roche asteroid field would extend to a technology exchange, enabling the designers to lighten the underlying spaceframe structure to compensate and to improve fuel economy.
Notice: This unit has been updated to the "hypothetical" future model according to Legends canon. These changes include; lightening the underlying spaceframe to compensate for heavier hull armour or an improved fuel economy.
Produced by Mandal Hypernautics and named after the ancient Mandalorian Crusaders. The Mandalorian corvette was similar in appearance to the Kandosii-type dreadnaught of earlier millennia, complete with sharp edges marking the superstructure.
Made to counter starfighters and bombers, the Crusader-class corvette carried twelve laser cannons without compromising its space-worthiness. Crusaders were known to utilize an advanced point-defense weapon system that allowed the ships to actually shoot down enemy missiles or torpedoes before they damaged friendly ships. This made the corvettes a valuable support addition to a fleet. The Crusader was faster than any other similar ship of its time.
The Keldabe-class battleship was a Mandal Hypernautics design. It was named after Mandalore's capital, Keldabe. The battleship design was marked by sharp edges similar to ancient Mandalorian ships. Ships of the class were able to compete with star destroyers and similar warships
Keldabes were armed with 25 heavy turbolasers, 15 heavy ion cannons, two missile launchers and two mass drivers. The mass drivers were located in between the two engine systems and at the front of the ship. The Keldabe is also equipped with an onboard war forge. Provided there is enough raw material, the forge can produce equipment and vehicles on the move.
Notice: The two missile launchers and two mass drivers are not Legends canonical; the article contradicts itself slightly. Moreover, the onboard war forge is also non-canonical.
The Kandosii-type Dreadnought, named after the Mando'a word for "ruthless", had sharp, thin lines and were based on a variety of stolen technologies. Originally designed and built by the Fenelar, the Mandalorians stole the Kandosii-type design, during their conquest and destruction of the species.
Kandosii-type Dreadnoughts were heavily armed for combat, with 30 medium double turbolaser cannons providing the main offensive firepower. They also carried 12 point-defense triple laser cannons placed at certain places as to give full hull coverage. Each Dreadnought also had 12 super-heavy concussion missile launchers that could bombard capital ships, or hold nuclear missiles to bombard planets, as seen at the Battle of Serroco. These missile launchers were located in the ship's bow and the lower protruding superstructure.
The Kandosii-type had a large cargo hold and could carry up to 128 starfighters for self-defense and offensive strikes. It could carry 30,000 troops to battle.
Notice: The design has been modernized; changes include a better hyperdrive and the navigation systems flaw has been removed. These changes are not Legends canon.