The BT-16 came equipped with highly sensitive sensor packages, including a Fabritech seismic reader and a Carbanti motion detector. It was armed with a Taim & Bak repeating blaster cannon. The droid also featured a TranLang I Communication module and a vocabulator, though it was only able to speak droid languages.
Early production runs reused the chassis of the TS-Arach series Pest Control Droid before the six-legged design was introduced. The B'omarr Monks used these droids to carry brains of those who had achieved "enlightenment" and for this they were sometimes called Brain walkers. The droids were occasionally equipped with vocoders, and lived in Jabba Desilijic Tiure's Palace until his death. The walkers generally went unarmed while carrying a brain, and had trouble doing anything beside walking.
Behind the scenes
It is revealed in the non-canon story Tag & Bink Are Dead that Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna are the two stormtroopers who mention the BT-16 in the conversation posted above. However, as the story itself is non-canon, so is this information.
In Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids, the picture of the BT-16 is a mirrored version of the TS-Arach series Pest Control Droid image from the same guide. The New Essential Guide to Droids established that early BT-16's reused the TS-Arach body, before the new design seen in the movie was introduced.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- Tag & Bink Are Dead (Mentioned only)
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- Star Wars Tales 15 intro
- Zen Pinball: Star Wars A New Hope (trooper dialog during Chapter 5)
- Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley
- Star Wars Technical Journal of the Planet Tatooine (As "perimeter droid")
- Star Wars Technical Journal (As "perimeter droid")
- Star Wars: The Power of the Force (1995)
- Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide
- Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids
- Mos Eisley Adventure Set
- The Essential Guide to Droids
- Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive
- The New Essential Guide to Droids
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 7 (BOM1-2, B'omarr Brain Walker)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (see BT-16 perimeter security droid)
- Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Squadrons Over Corellia (Card: B'omarr Monk)
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook (Indirect mention only)