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Clone jetpack troopers were a variant of clone trooper trained for aerial combat, most commonly through the use of the JT-12 jetpack.[5][6] They were armed with the BlasTech DC-15 blaster rifle, DC-15A blaster and DC-17 hand blaster as well as missile launchers.[5] Clone jetpack troopers were present during the Battle of Geonosis as well as the Defense of Cato Neimoidia and Battle for Anaxes. The 501st Legion had Jetpack troopers within its ranks, the armor of the troopers was marked in blue to designate their unit affiliation.[2] Following the execution of Order 66, the transformation of the Republic into the Empire and the phasing out of clones in favor of stormtroopers, the jetpack troopers were replaced by Jumptroopers.

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HistoryEdit

At least one clone jetpack trooper participated in the Battle of Geonosis, the first action of the Clone Wars, against the Separatist Droid Army.[1] At least one squad of jet troopers from the 501st participated in the defense of Cato Neimoidia.[2] Later, both jetpack troopers from the 501st took part in the Battle for Anaxes.[4]

During the last major CIS offensive of the Clone Wars, the Battle of Coruscant, vacuum suited jetpack troopers boarded enemy vessels to capture their bridges.[7]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Phase I Jumptrooper

Clone jetpack troopers first in "Sabotage", and were identified in the 2017 reference book Star Wars: On the Front Lines.[7]

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