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this was the alias used by one of the most powerful gangsters in the Cularin System, during the height of the Clone Wars. Jedi Master Darrus Jeht spent several months trying to locate R, with little success.
this astromech droid was owned by Milinae, during the height of the Clone Wars.
see 5T-series Droid
this SE-4 servant droid was owned by Drayk.
Koth Melan's security/protocol droid.
this was the first of the reconnaissance droids produced by Arakyd. Developed to assist the cloen troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic, the R-1 droid could infiltrate an enemy position and then relay coordinates and other information to a remote location. This allowed the forces of the Old Republic to target Separatist locations from a great distance, with accuracy that could not be achieved with normal targetting systems.
a series of droids designed by Lovolan, the R-10 was designed to work in households as party waiters, bartenders and drink mixers. They stood about a meter tall, and were box-shaped. Their top was made of a slab of marble surrounded by a brass railing. The marble top was specially charged so that drink glasses placed on it do not move around during transport. Four small casters allowed the R-10 to move in any direction smoothly, while a number of retractable manipulator arms allowed the R-10 to effortlessly mix any number of drinks. Also, the R-10 was programmed with routines that made it impossible to spill a drink or drop a glass.
this Nen-Carvon paraglider was designed with military use in mind. The frame was structurally more rigid without sacrificing weight, and was equipped with a number of stealth and sensor-baffling accessories. The R-19 also had brackets for equipment storage and weapons mounts. A low-level transponder was optional, and could help pinpoint a downed glider's position. A pull-down display visor helpe the pilot see in the dark.
this outdated astromech droid was refitted by its owner with a Mark II reactor drone's armored shell. Thus, R1-G4 was almost two meters tall. When its owner was captured, R1-G4 was abandoned. It was later recovered by the Jawas who captured R2-D2 and C-3PO, and was offered to Owen Lars.
this was the first true series of mass-produced astromech droids developed by Industrial Automaton. Following closely on the heels of the failed P2-series droid, the R1-series saved on development costs by reusing the shell of the Mark II reactor drone. The R1 series was equipped with a standard Intellex III computer. The primary drawback to the R1 series was its size, which relegated the droid to use aboard capital ships.
(TNR, IG1, EGD, SWJ7)
this astromech droid was part of a cargo shipped by Simms Jonndril to Janelle Seras on Seikosha, shortly after the Battle of Endor. R1-T4 contained coded information which contained instructions on how to find the Emperor's hidden weapons stores.
this prototype R2 Series 5 astromech was first used by Prince Isolder of Hapes. It was a gift from Leia Organa during her attempts to gain Hapan assistance following the Battle of Endor. Isolder used the R2(S5) droid in his Miy'til starfighter, Storm.
Koensayr ion fission engines used on BTL A4 Longprobe starfighters. It is rated at 250 KTU.
this Ikas-Adno speeder bike was designed to be a combination swoop and speeder bike. The development of the Raptor evolved into little more than a speeder engine strapped to a frame, with control vanes attached to provide manevuerability. The Raptor also placed the driver at the rear of the bike, with a simple safety bar to keep the driver in place. This allowed Ikas-Adno to give the Raptor a larger engine, and also gave the driver more manevuerability by allowing them to use their body weight to steer the bike. While these designs provided incredible speed, the prototypes of the Raptor were considered too dangerous for production. Despite early setbakcs, however, the Raptor was eventually produced shortly after the Battle of Endor, and became increasingly popular.
this arrow-shaped fighter served as the design basis for the A-Wing starfighter.
this was Nen-Carvon's recreational paraglider outfit. Like other paragliders, the R-23 was equipped with a light repulsor motor and frame-mounted hand controls. It wingspan was four meters across. The R-23 found use among paramilitary units, since it was very quite and was small and sleek enough to evade sensor sweeps.
this astromech droid was owned by Lorn Moonrunner, and was used to assist in flying the starship Refugee. R2-4B wore what appeared to be a standard restraining bolt, but Lorn had modified a detonation device to resemble the bolt. This was all a precaution taken in case the Empire should ever discover that Lorn - the former Imperial Major Corvus Langlier - was on Rhamalai. When this finally happened, shortly after the Battle of Yavin, R2-4B was confiscated and placed in the Imperial droid pool. When R2-4B had been placed in the garrison in Argona, it activated the programming which activated the detonator. The resulting explosion destroyed much of the Imperial garrison.
this is the name given to the droid Owen Lars first purchased from the Jawas, before he bought R2-D2.
this white and green astromech was programmed by the Empire for combat communications. It was used to acquire targeting data and relay it to starfighters and gunnery systems. It was assigned to Tatooine during the search for R2-D2 and C-3PO.
this green astromech droid was assigned to Ric Oile's N-1 starfighter during the Battle of Naboo.
R2-AG Series Droid
developed by Industrial Automaton during the last decades of the Old Republic, this series of agromech droids was based on the popular R2-series of astromecg droids.
this flat-headed version of the R2-series astromech droid was developed for agromech use. Note that the Star Wars Technical Journal gives a picture of R5-D4 to describe the R2-AG4 unit.
this blue and gold R2 unit was part of the astromech pool that was used aboard the Naboo Royal Starship, during the reign of Queen Amidala. Like G8-R3, it was dispatched to fix the ship's shield generators during the Queen's attempt to escape the Trade Federation blockade of Naboo. Also like G8-R3, it was destroyed by Federation turbolasers.
this was the name of the astromech droid assigned to Jaina Solo's X-Wing, when she took command of the Twin Suns Squadron, some months after the Battle of Coruscant. She later nicknamed the droid Cappie.
this astromech droid was dispactched by the Lady Amber Comark, acting as the Alliance agent Tigress, to assist an Alliance Special Operations team during their mission to expose the Death-Hunter project. A battered droid, R2-B4 was nonetheless feisty and loyal. It carried Comark's messages and orders to the Alliance team, and was instrumental in the mission.
this astromech droid was owned by the Alliance, and was infiltrated into the Imperial Sector Plexus station near Keltos IV. Its duties as an Imperial droid were to monitor the Plexus' computer networks for illegal intrusion. As an Alliance operative, Seecubed (as he was known to the Alliance) recorded information from the Plexus' computers and transmits important data to the Alliance.
this orange astromech droid was part of the droid pool that serviced the royal starship hangar at Theed Palace on Naboo, during the years leading up to the Battle of Naboo.
this modified astromech droid was owned by Marka Durn.
Tiree's R2-model astromech utility droid, R2-D0 was known as "Deo." Deo managed to escape from the various scrapes Tiree was caught in, and assisted several groups of Alliance agents in rescuing Tiree.
an astromech utility droid, R2-D2 was used extensively during the time of the Old Republic as a starship maintenance droid within the Naboo droid pool. He was part of the contingent of astromechs which was aboard Queen Amidala's personal starship when she fled Naboo for Coruscant, shortly after the Trade Federation invaded the planet. When the ship was damaged while trying to run the Federation's blockade, R2-D2 and its companions were dispatched to repair the shield generators. Of the four astromechs dispatched, only R2-D2 managed to complete the work and return to the ship. He was rewarded by the Queen with a thorough cleaning, and accompanied her to Tatooine and Coruscant. On Tatooine, R2-D2 made the acquaintence of the incomplete protocol droid C-3PO, which was being constructed by Anakin Skywalker. Although their encounter was brief, it set the tone for future meetings. After the Battle of Naboo, in which R2-D2 helped young Anakin destroy the Federation's droid control ship, R2-D2 was thrust upon the intergalactic scene. R2-D2 accompanied Padme' almost everywhere she went, and his knowledge of starship programming made him an invaluable resource to the flight crews of the Republic. R2-D2 was reuntied with C-3PO when Padme' and Anakin traveled to Tatooine to see Anakin's mother, Shmi. After Shmi died, C-3PO was reclaimed by Anakin, and accompanied Anakin and R2-D2 to Geonosis, in an effort to rescue Obi-Wan Kenobi. After Anakin and Padme' were married, Padme's gave R2-D2 to Anakin as a gift. Anakin spent his free time upgrading Artoo's subsystems, adding all manner of interfaces and devices to the little droid's already impressive arsenal. Anakin also made sure that the little droid never received a memory wipe, so that it could remember certain tactics and maneuvers. In the aftermath of the Clone Wars, R2-D2 managed to avoid the mandatory memory wipe that was given to C-3PO by Bail Organa. It was later discovered that some of Anakin's modifications allowed Artoo to never reveal more that it knew, thus allowing it to keep secrets and remember much of its history. Years later, when the Alliance decide that it was time to break away from the Empire and launch an all-out attack, they used Artoo as a decoy. They figured that most people - even the Imperials - wouldn't suspect that a lowly astromech droid was carrying the top-secret plans to the first Death Star. When the consular ship Tantive IV was intercepted while trying to reach Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine and deliver the plans to him, Artoo's mission was modified. Instead of just holding the Death Star plans, he was also programmed by Princess Leia Organa to seek out Obi-Wan and enlist his aid without human assistance. Artoo jettisoned from the ship along with his good friend, the protocol droid C-3PO, and they landed on Tatooine. After being sold at a Jawa auction to Luke Skywalker, Artoo inadvertently showed Luke a portion of the holographic recording Leia had made. Artoo couldn't trust Luke with the whole message, and sought Obi-Wan himself. This led to Artoo's almost being destroyed by the Sand People, but Obi-Wan rescued them. Upon hearing the message, Obi-Wan booked passage aboard the Millennium Falcon, and Artoo was brought to the engineers on Yavin 4 to dump the information on the Death Star. Following the Battle of Yavin, Artoo had to be refitted a number times from damage sustained as Luke's X-wing astromech droid. Artoo nevertheless remained a loyal droid, lending his assistance whenever necessary. He accompanied Luke on virtually every mission the young man was given, and also accompanied Luke to Dagobah to locate Yoda. While on Dagobah, Artoo was nearly swallowed by a swamp creature, but proved too hard to consume. Later, on Cloud City, Artoo was separated from Luke during the search for Han Solo, and helped Leia, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian escape the city after Darth Vader had it garrisoned. During the Battle of Endor, Artoo was part of Han Solo's strike team, dispatched to the Forest Moon to assist in disabling the shield generator that was protecting the second Death Star. Decades later, during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy, Artoo and Threepio both had reason to wonder about the true meaning of life and existence, as the alien invaders hated all forms of technology, especially droids, which the Yuuzhan Vong deemed blasphemous simulacrums of life. When the Yuuzhan Vong finally surrendered at Coruscant, the droids found that there was another trait they needed to confront: obsolescence. The two droids agreed that they would meet this and any other challenge just as they always had, with each other. However, Luke and Leia were not about to give up the services of their most trusted droids, and R2-D2 continued to serve Luke during his travels for the new Jedi order. However, about five years after the Yuuzhan Vong were defeated, Artoo began to show some serious glitches. The droid forgot where it was, and was prone to miscalculations in its hyperspace routes, all of which worried Luke. A diagnostic showed several of Artoo's deep memory banks had sequestered as private, and were causing blocks of information to be lost. Luke tried to bypass them, only to stumble upon another holographic recording of a woman. This time, Luke asked Zakarisz Ghent to extract the full recording. Ghent explained that there were only two ways to get it: wipe out R2-D2's personality sectors, or locate the designer of the Intellex IV droid brain and learn the backdoor methods for reaching hidden or damaged sectors. Luke refused to wipe out Artoo's memory, and decided to search the old Imperial archives for the Intellex IV design manual.
(SW, SW1, AOTCN, UF, VD3, E3N, DN1)
this astromech droid was part of the droid pool assigned to the Alliance's Edan Base, during the early days of the Galactic Civil War. The efforts of R2-D6 were instrumental in the destruction of the Imperial Star Destroyer Havoc.
this aqua-blue astromech droid was one of the many technician droids that were owned by Star Tours, during the Galactic Civil War.
this astromech droid was owned by Verzon Tennd.
this was the name of an upgrade which was developed for use on R2-series astromech droids twenty years after the Battle of Endor. It involved new algorithms and programming to speed up the calculation of navigational data, shortening the time it took to develop a hyperspace jump. This allowed many owners of R2 units - especially large military concerns like the New Republic - to get many more years of service out of their large pool of R2 droids.
this R2-series astromech droid was owned by the Mytaranor Slaving Council, and was packed with a variety of weapons, altered circuitry, and insidious programming. R2-K7 was the primary astromech aboard the Vanquisher, working with Rian Rann's three Verpines to keep the ship in top operating condition.
this astromech droid was assigned to Essara Till's N-1 starfighter, during the period leading up to - and including - the Battle of Naboo. She nicknamed the droid Ell-One, primarily because the droid had become something of a friend to her. R2-L1 also had a wry sense of humor, which evidenced itself during combat.
an astromech droid used to compensate for the One Liner's lack of a navigational computer.
this red astromech droid was part of the droid pool that serviced the royal starship hangar at Theed Palace on Naboo, during the years leading up to the Battle of Naboo.
this R2-series astromech was part of a family-run repair business that operated on the galactic rim for many generations before the Battle of Endor.
this black and white R2 unit served on many Imperial reconnaissance missions in the Expansion Region before being assigned to the Devastator's mission to capture the Tantive IV.
this clumsy waitering droid was employed at the Lucky Despot. It was said that not a day passed that R2-Q5 didn't stumble down the hotel's stairs at least once.
this shiny, black-bodied R2 astromech droid, distinguished by its red access panels, was stationed aboard the first Death Star.
this astromech was the companion of Alliance agent Shaparo. Shaparo used the Intellex IV droid brain inside R2-Q8 and modified it to access the prison records of the Dnlavec garrison on Sriluur.
this astromech was owned by Aloren Breesa.
this recon/astromech droid was used in X-Wings and Y-Wings that were assigned reconnaissance duty. In addition to normal astromech programming, the R2-R series could accumulate and download recon data.
this red astromech droid was part of the droid pool which services Queen Amidala's Royal Starship. During her escape from the Trade Federation blockade shortly before the Battle of Naboo, R2-R9 was dispatched to repair the shield generators. Unfortunately, R2-R9 was hit by a blast from a Trade Federation Battleship and destroyed.
this astromech droid served Cryle Cavv aboard the G Cat.
this Alliance astromech droid was paired with C-D20 during their assignment to Commander Dauntarist aboard a newly-manufactured HT-2200 freighter.
this astromech droid served the Alliance as the co-pilot of a Y-Wing for many years, until the Y-Wing was flown by Pike Angeles. When Angeles became a field operative, R2-S4 went with him. Like most R2 units, R2-S4 was quite independent, and tended to wander off when bored. Angeles enhanced the droid's programming, giving it the ability to break into and control starship computers, especially Imperial freighters and transports.
the second model in Industrial Automaton's R series of astromech droids, the R2 was considered the most popular series ever produced, since it interfaced with most of the starships in production and was small enough to fit on a starfighter. IA promoted the R2-series with the slogan, "No job is over this little guys head." It was first introduced about five years before the start of the Galactic Civil War, and remained in active production well beyond severeal other, later R-series models. Note that The New Rebellion indicates that the R2 series is sixteen models outdated within 25 years.
(SW, BTS, TNR, FTD, EGD)
this astromech droid is owned by Ixsthmus, and served the Ithorian aboard the Long Shot. R2-V0 was disassembled over 50 times by the ship's so-pilot, Siene Symm, to repair the continuous stream of nonsense that issues from R2-V0's sound actuator. Symm is convinced that the actuator system is faulty, but has been unable to repair it. This is because the sounds are not the result of a defect. R2-V0 is simply a poet, and he creates the sounds because they sound nice together.
a standard astromech droid owned by Gryseium Incorporated, Sabel Corazon used this droid to hold the computer virus she was going to introduce to Premier Provisions' central computer. The droid was intercepted by Alliance agents, who used him to infiltrate Gryseium and foil the plans of Corazon.
this astromech droid was owned by the Krish mechanic known as Maniac. Maniac nicknamed the droid Patchwork, as he spent much of his free time modifying the droid for a myriad of uses. The droid had a great deal of additional armor plating, and Maniac installed a variety of additional tools around the droid's carcass. R2-X0 often emitted a high-pitched giggle after Maniac spoke, a modification many felt that Maniac implemented himself.
this black and white astromech droid was Red Ten's companion during the Battle of Yavin.
this astromech droid was part of the droid pool which worked at the Mon Calamari shipyards, during the height of the Galactic Civil War. It was R2-X9 which discovered Ral Shawgrim's escape from the facility, when an unauthorized shuttle blasted away from the shipyards. Thanks to R2-X9, the plans for the T-65 starfighter which were carried by Shawgrim were recovered.
this was the designation of Tereb Ab'Lon's astromech droid, affectionately known as Fweep.
this was the designation of Koril Bekam's astromech droid, which he nicknamed Plug.
this astromech droid was owned by Kara Saffch, and was put to work on the Night Havoc.
known as Toozy, this droid was the only astromech ever to earn the Alliance's Rohal Cross for valor. At one time, Toozy was owned by a deep-cover Alliance operative, but the agent was assassinated by the minions of crimelord Qa'till. Qa'till took control of the droid, and eventually placed it in his labor pool on Hypotria, where Qa'till controlled all the starship maintenance operations. Toozy remained loyal to the Alliance, however, stealing information from starships which land on Hypotria and relaying important data to the Alliance. It was Toozy who tipped off Koedi Raef to the Empire's movements near Vilosoria, during the Alliance's liberation of the planet. Raef was awarded the Rohal Cross for the successful liberation of the planet, but Raef refused the award and deferring it to Toozy.
this astromech droid, specially designed to fit on the Aethersprite Delta-7 starfighter, was assigned to Mace Windu.
Koensayr hyperdrive motivator used on BTL A4 Longprobe starfighters.
this was a series of maintenance droids developed for use aboard Imperial starships.
this orange, R3-series astromech was upgraded by Alliance technicians at Echo Base on Hoth to provide coordination of piloting angles and approach vectors during combat. After the Galactic Civil War, R3-A2 was retired from military service, and was part of a pool of droids that were given to Star Tours as mechanics and technicians.
R3-D Series Droid
this astromech droid was developed during the last decades of the Old Republic, to assist on starfighters with target acquisition and management. The use of an R3-D droid allowed the pilot to concentrate on flying the craft. The original design of the Aethersprite-class interceptor called for an R3-D astromech.
this aqua-blue astromech droid was one of the many technician droids that were owned by Star Tours, during the Galactic Civil War.
this R3-series astromech droid was assigned to the droid pool aboard the New Republic corvette FarStar, during the search for Imperial Moff Kentor Sarne. R3-K8 was unusual in that it had been fitted with an astromech voice box, to better communicate with its living counterparts.
this copper-colored protocol droid served the Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. R-3PO was once owned by the smuggler Chaz, who left the droid behind during a mission and never returned to retrieve it. Major Palo Torshan had R-3PO programmed to search out and identify espionage droids which the Empire had infiltrated into Alliance bases. R-3PO was stationed at Echo Base, on Hoth, where its garish paintjob caused many undercover Imperial agents to disregard its presence. R-3PO had the words "Thank the Maker" tattooed on its left posterior plating.
this was a series of simple droids.
the R3 series of astromech droids from Industrial Automaton had more memory and advanced circuitry than their predecessors, the R1 and R2 series, making them more efficient at calculating hyperspace jumps. The R3 was given a clear plastex dome as a marketing move, allowing owners to literall "see" the droid working on solutions. The specialization of the R3-series limited its applicability to military starships, but its high pricetag made the series highly profitable. Note that Star Wars Insider, issue 76, indicates that the R3 was considered a scout droid.
(CCG, EGD, SWJ7, SWI76)
this astrmoech escaped from a crew of pirates that was based in Mos Eisley, on Tatooine, and roamed the spaceport town in an effort to avoid them. R3-T2 had increased memory capacity over most standard R3 units, and was programmed to both enhance and sabotage hyperdrive systems. Note that this R3 unit does not have a clear dome.
this Imperial astromech droid had red and white markings, and served aboard the first Death Star.
this yellow-trimmed astromech droid was often seen rolling through the Coco District of Coruscant, during the years leading up to the Battle of Geonosis.
this astromech droid was part of the Alliance droid pool that serviced Echo Base, on Hoth, during the months leading up to the Battle of Hoth.
this reconnaissance droid was produced by Arakyd during the early years of the New Order. The primary mission of the R-4 droid, like that of other series before it, was to infiltrate a remote location and send tactical coordinates back to a weapons emplacement, allowing for pinpoint targetting across great distances, without sacrificing an organic team to make the journey.
this was a series of mainframe computers that were used on many backwater worlds during the last decades of the Old Republic.
an outdated form of starship, often found in pirate fleets. These insectile ships are sleek, 15-meter-long fighters armed with 2 laser cannons and 2 ion cannons, with minimal 30-SBD shields protecting a 15-RU hull.
this is the designation of Nen-Carvon's sky swooper. The R-444 is essentially a repulsor-equipped hang glider, and they are armed with a single blaster. The pilot rests in a sling, and controls the flight of the glider with hand and foot controls. The vigilance needed to concentrate on all aspects of controlling flight makes firing the blaster difficult. The R-444 were primarily used by Imperial troops on stealth raids, or on planets with difficult terrains. The overall unit measures 4 meters in length.
this orange astromech droid was see hanging around Dex's Diner on Coruscant, during the years leading up to the Clone Wars.
this agromech droid was controlled by Slythor the Squib shortly after the Battle of Yavin, although Slythor soon tired of R4-B11's inability to handle even the simplest of tasks. R4-B11 was known to be cranky and destructive, and Slythor had it disassembled and rebuilt to his own specifications as an assassin droid. The familiar appearance of the agromechs allowed R4-B11 to get close to its targets, and Slythor often added R4-B11 as part of a trade whenever Slythor wanted to recover what he gave away. Once "sold," R4-B11 would kill its new owners and return to Slythor, at which time the Squib would recover the other objects.
this was one of the two astromech droids used by Darrus Jeht aboard his Delta-6 fighter, during the height of the Clone Wars. The Delta-6 was one of several prototypes that remained in active use after the production of the Delta-7, and Jeht chose to leace the two-astromech set-up intact. However, R4-D1 and its companion, R4-D2, often provided more input data than the ship's flight computer could handle, causing certain instabilities to occur at the worst of times. The droids also tended to argue with each other over their input, causing another set of problems. Jeht, however, liked the unpredictability of the craft, and kept it at the Almas Academy along with the Night Gyre.
this was one of the two astromech droids used by Darrus Jeht aboard his Delta-6 fighter, during the height of the Clone Wars. The Delta-6 was one of several prototypes that remained in active use after the production of the Delta-7, and Jeht chose to leace the two-astromech set-up intact. However, R4-D2 and its companion, R4-D1, often provided more input data than the ship's flight computer could handle, causing certain instabilities to occur at the worst of times. The droids also tended to argue with each other over their input, causing another set of problems. Jeht, however, liked the unpredictability of the craft, and kept it at the Almas Academy along with the Night Gyre.
this Industrial Automaton creation was the companion of BoShek, and was a fiercely independent droid. R4-E1 was similar in size and construction to R5-D4.
this bronze-colored astromech droid was assigned to the new Jedi starfighter used by Obi-Wan Kenobi, during the last months of the Clone Wars. R4-G9 replaced the trusty astromech R4-P17, which had been destroyed during the First Battle of Coruscant. Luckily for Obi-Wan, in his distrust of droids and flying, he had performed several dumps of R4-P17's computer core to that of R4-G9, ensuring that his entire flying history was recorded. On Utapau, Obi-Wan had R4-G9 fly off in control of the Jedi's starfighter, in an effort to fool General Grievous into believing that Obi-Wan himself was leaving the planet.
(SWI73, OWS, VD3, SWDB)
this black-colored R4-series maintenance and repair droid was one of the multitude of droids deployed by the Empire aboard the first Death Star.
this astromech droid was purchased by an Outer Rim scavenger many decades prior to the Battle of Yavin. Over time, R4-J1 developed an unusual trait that caused it to jury-rig the devices and equipment it was supposed to properly repair. R4-J1 also developed a scavenging routine of its own, often scouring junkyards for parts it "might need later." Despite its quirks, R4-J1 was nevertheless an excellent mechanic.
this astromech droid was part of the droid pool which was assigned to the Twi'leki scouts who set out to explore the moon of Uffel. When their ship crashed, R4-J9 was one of three droids which managed to survive the crash and repair themselves. R4-J9 went to work for QS-2D, surveying the mineral deposits of the moon and helping to set up mining operations to obtain raw materials from which to manufacture droids.
this stubborn but hardworking Industrial Automation agromech droid was owned by a Mos Eisley moisture farmer.
this multi-purpose droid was designed to control and repair computers and vehicles. This black-and-white striped droid was used by Darth Vader's team to search the computer core of the Tantive IV for information on the stolen plans to the first Death Star.
this aqua-blue astromech droid was one of the many technician droids that were owned by Star Tours, during the Galactic Civil War.
R4-P Series Droid
this series of astromech droids was developed during the last decades of the Old Republic. These astromechs were used in place of R3-D series astromechs whenever a pilot was skilled enough to handle the weaponry of their starfighter, even during a dogfight or evasive maneuvers.
this R4-P series astromech droid was owned by Obi-Wan Kenobi, and was used on his Jedi starfighter Delta-7, some ten years after the Battle of Naboo. It started out as a standard R4-unit, including the truncated conical head, operating on the planet Gyndine. R4-P17 had a female personality, and was nearly destroyed when she fell into a trash compactor and later scrapped. Anakin Skywalker discovered the unit and rebuilt it for use as an astromech droid. Because of the extensive damage caused by the compactor accident, R4-P17 was rebuilt with a smaller main body. It eventually became the prototype of the astromech used for the Aethersprite-class interceptor, being further reduced in size and serving as a dedicated astromech to the ship. After the Battle of Geonosis, R4-P17 and Obi-Wan's starfighter were recovered from Geonosis, and R4-P17 was restored to its former configuration, complete with a body and legs. R4-P17's replacement was destroyed, along with Obi-Wan's starfighter, some six months before the First Battle of Coruscant, when Obi-Wan rescued Quinlan Vos from the Titavian IV. R4-P17 was then restored to "active duty" when it was placed in the astromech socket of Obi-Wan's Eta-2 Actis Interceptor during the First Battle of Coruscant. Unfortunately, a buzz droid managed to latch onto Obi-Wan's fighter and ripped the "head" off R4-P17, rendering the droid useless.
(SWI57, SWDB, AOTCN, SWI80, RDR, IS3, E3N)
this astromech droid was part of the droid pool which was assigned to the Twi'leki scouts who set out to explore the moon of Uffel. When their ship crashed, R4-S2 was one of three droids which managed to survive the crash and repair themselves. R4-S2 went to work for QS-2D, surveying the mineral deposits of the moon and helping to set up mining operations to obtain raw materials from which to manufacture droids.
produced by Industrial Automaton, the R4-series of astromech droids was developed for ground-based use by civilians who needed repair and maintenance of landspeeders and other repulsorlift vehicles. In an unusual move, Industrial Automaton targetted the R4-series specifically for the Outer Rim market. Based on the R2 series but with fewer astrogation capabilities, the R4 was successful because it was cheap and reliable, meeting the needs and requirements of its target audience. It utilized the existing Intellex IV droid brain, which was populated with repulsorcraft designs instead of starship information. Note that the HoloNetNews.com website indicates that the R4-series was designed as agromech droids.
(EGD, SWJ7, HNN4)
a series of agromech droids.
this pol-droid intercepted R2-D2 and C-3PO on Vorzyd 5, after Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa were captured by Imperial forces. R2-D2 managed to slip out of R-55's grasp, while keeping C-3PO quiet long enough to get free.
this orange maintenance droid was often seen roaming the streets of Mos Eisley, during the years leading up to the Battle of Yavin.
Wedge Antilles' astromech droid, he often referred to it as "Mynock." When the droid requried a memory wipe, shortly before the Battle of Thyferra, Zraii wiped it and gave it some new programming. This resulted in the droid's designation changing to R5-G8.
this battered, red-paneled astromech droid was one of the many technician droids that were owned by Star Tours, during the Galactic Civil War.
often simply referred to as Red, this Industrial Automaton droid was one of the last R5 units ever built. Red was purchased by Owen Lars from the Jawas, just before he purchased C-3PO. R5-D4's motivator (or servomotor-central) blew just after purchase, so Owen ended up buying R2-D2 instead. The Star Wars Radio Drama explains that R2-D2 modified R5-D4 so that its would motivator would fail, drawing attention to himself. R5-D4 then spent a number of days riding along inside the Jawa's sandcrawler, until the sandcrawler was attacked by Imperial forces looking for R2-D2 and C-3PO. R5-D4 was in no condition to move, and bided his time until another group of Jawas came by to claim the left-over machinery. R5-D4 made it back to Mos Eisley, where he was purchased by Voren Na'al and reprogrammed. With the help of Momaw Nadon, Na'al sold R5-D4 to the local Imperial prefect's assistant administrator. There, R5-D4 recorded everything is heard and saw, holding the data until it could be recovered by Nadon. After the Battle of Yavin, it was rumored that R5-D4 had some sensitivity to The Force, although this was never proven. There was a story of a Jedi droid named Skippy that matched R5-D4's description.
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