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501st Airborne

A 501st Legion Airborne Trooper

Airborne Troopers, also known as Paratroopers, were specialized variant of Clone Troopers in the Grand Army of the Republic. They wore advanced armor and a sensor-loaded helmet with filtration systems. As their name implies, these troopers were specifically trained and equipped to perform high-altitude drops from LAAT Gunships.

HistoryEdit

Airborne Troopers took part in the Battle of Utapau and Operation: Knightfall. Because of their apparent resourcefulness, they were called into duty on many other worlds during the Clone Wars.

EquipmentEdit

During the Clone Wars, Airborne Troopers wore an experimental version of the Phase: II Clone Trooper armor as well as the normal Phase: II Clone Trooper armor; each set had a bandolier, extra ammo pouches, and special helmets. They wielded a variety of weapons which included: DC-15S blaster carbines, DC-15A blaster rifles, DC-17 hand blaster pistols, and, sometimes, a
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An Airborne Trooper, utilizing a DC-15X Sniper Rifle

DC-15X sniper rifle.

AppearancesEdit

  • A Crossroad to Victory
  • Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (First appearance) (Movie)
    An Airborne Trooper123

    The experimental version of the Airborne Trooper armor

  • Star Wars: A Soldier's Life: Book 1: Black and White