The T-16 skyhopper was a high-performance airspeeder. It was adopted by the Alliance of Nations
- "T-16s are a lot like the snubfighters we're using."
"I know, I looked one over. I'm sure I can handle it."
- ―Biggs Darklighter and Luke Skywalker, before the Battle of Yavin[src]
The Incom Corporation T-16 Skyhopper was equipped with an ion drive and a fully pressurized cockpit, allowing it to operate at trans-orbital altitudes.
Civilian versions of the skyhopper were armed with pneumatic cannons, and were equipped with targeting lasers though many law-enforcement agencies and planetary militaries throughout the galaxy utilized modified T-16s due to their overall good performance; however, because it was armed with only a single mounted repeating blaster, it was often overlooked by the military.
Even so, these airspeeders were often used as training vehicles by the Alliance, due to the fact that their flight controls were similar to those of X-wings.