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Clone paratroopers, also known as clone airborne troopers, were clone troopers who were specially-trained for high-altitude drops using special parachutes and equipment.

History[edit | edit source]

A squad of clone paratroopers storm a Separatist-held world

These airborne troopers were developed at some point during the Clone Wars and served within the Grand Army of the Republic. At the time, they were involved in fighting against the Separatist Droid Army. In the final days of the Clone Wars, the 212th Attack Battalion deployed clone airborne troopers on the planet Utapau during a battle when General Grievous's base was discovered on that planetoid.[3]

In 19 BBY, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine executed Clone Protocol 66 which identified all Jedi as traitors to the Republic. Shortly after, Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, now Darth Vader, was sent to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to kill all remaining Jedi survivors with his elite clone trooper unit known as the 501st Legion.[3] During the purge of the Jedi Temple, it was said that the 501st deployed an elite unit of clone paratroopers to assist them.[9]

Paratrooper units[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

In Star Wars: Battlefront II, the clone sharpshooter wore airborne trooper armor, though in the film, the airborne troopers are visible with the standard Republic's DC-15S blaster. Hasbro has released action figures of airborne troopers from the 212th Attack Battalion, the 501st Legion, and the 187th Legion.

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Clone Trooper specializations
Elite Units:
ARC Trooper · Clone assassin · Clone Commando · Covert Ops · Shadow Trooper
Environmental Ops:
Cold Assault Trooper · SCUBA Trooper
Advisor · Medical Officer · Naval Officer ·
Vehicle and starship personnel:
AT-RT driver · AT-TE commander · BARC Trooper · Flight Crew · Pilot · Stealth pilot · Tank Gunner
Specialized roles
ARF Trooper · Aerial recon · Blaze Trooper · Engineer · Flame Trooper · Grenadier · Heavy assault trooper · Heavy Gunner · Heavy Trooper · H.O.P.E Trooper · Jet Trooper · Lancer Trooper · Marine · MEC trooper · Medic · Ordnance Specialist · Paratrooper · Riot Trooper · Scout · Shock Trooper · Sniper · Special Ops
Anti-trooper · Rail-class ARCs
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