PVC Braid Reinforced Hose
|partname=PVC Braid reinforced hose
|partnumber= 8mm (5/16") ID X 14mm OD
|available=Braided hose is readily available but finding braided hose with these exact dimensions is a bit difficult
|usedfor=Power and fuel hoses for all version of the Boba Fett costume.
|info=In a document titled "Supertrooper (Dressing)" a purchase is noted of "8' of 8mm X 14mm clear plastic pipe (latis line)." This hose protects the power and fuel cables which runs from the jet pack to the gauntlets. The original (functional) configuration for the Supertrooper include one hose connected to the right gauntlet (housing a power cord) and two hoses to the left gauntlet (one housing a power cord and one housing a fuel line).
While most photos of the preproduction #1 costume show no hoses, a few photos appear to show one hose connected to the plug block on the right gauntlet and two hoses connected to the left gauntlet.
Photos of the preproduction #2 cosetume show one hose connected to the plug block on the right gauntlet and two hoses connected to the left gauntlet. but the reinforced hose has been cut short to allow for additional XLR connectors just outside the backplate, so the gauntlets could be detached more quickly.
No hoses are present on the preproduction #3 costume.
A single hose is connected to Boba Fett right gauntlet in the Empire Strikes Back.
Three hoses are connected to Boba Fett's right gauntlet in Return of the Jedi.
In the special edition publicity photos, one hose is connected to the right gauntlet and one hose is connected to the left gauntlet.
In the special edition footage (Return of the Jedi) one hose is connected to the plug block on the right gauntlet and no hoses are connected to the left gauntlet