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"I'm calling down an airstrike, Vos. Kill you, me, that Wookiee village nearby— everyone. One big crater unless you surrender yourself and die. I've got my duty and I'll see it done!"
―Clone scout trooper Commander Faie[8]

Clone scout troopers, also known as swamp scouts, and as Kashyyyk troopers during the Battle of Kashyyyk, were clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic that specialized in reconnaissance and infiltrating enemy positions during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Following the execution of Order 66 by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, clone scout troopers participated in the Great Jedi Purge and later served under the Galactic Empire.

Description[]

Overview[]

Clone scout troopers,[9] sometimes referred to as swamp scouts,[2] were specialized clone troopers that were created for the purposes of reconnaissance and to infiltrate enemy positions.[9] They were skilled in stealth, mobility, combat, and operating ground vehicles.[9] Some clone scout troopers trained as clone snipers[3] and Biker Advanced Recon Commandos as well.[10] Several units fielded clone scout troopers during the Clone Wars, including the 9th Assault Corps' 41st Elite Legion,[11] Bogey Squad,[8] and a battalion of the 501st Legion.[2]

Equipment and armor[]

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Standard clone scout trooper armor was white.

Clone scout troopers wore clone scout trooper armor,[9] a flexible suit of armor that was lighter than Phase II clone trooper armor[12] at the cost of protection.[1] Scout trooper armor featured a unique helmet design, with a wide visor[4] that gave better visibility for its wearer.[12] Standard clone scout armor was white,[13] but could be painted with a camouflage pattern for better concealment in jungle, desert, or forested environments. Clone scout trooper armor also had an integrated comlink,[12] eighteen equipment pouches,[4] and a utility belt carrying a medpac.[9]

Clone scouts wielded different weapons during the war, including the DC-15A blaster rifle, the DC-15S blaster carbine,[4] the scout trooper blaster pistol,[14] and fragmentation grenades.[9] Clone scout trooper snipers wielded the DC-15X sniper rifle, thermal detonators, and autoturrets.[3] Scouts could also pilot different vehicles, including the Infantry Support Platform, All Terrain Attack Pods, All Terrain Recon Transports, BARC speeders,[4] and 74-Z speeder bikes.[15]

History[]

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Clone Wars[]

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Clone scout troopers fighting on Kashyyyk.

Seeing action as late as 19 BBY,[4] thousands of clone scout troopers were created due to the Grand Army of the Republic's rising need for reconnaissance in the Clone Wars against the Confederacy of Independent Systems.[9] Clone scout troopers saw deployment at the Battle of Felucia, the Battle of Kashyyyk,[3] and the Battle of Saleucami.[5]

Fall of the Republic[]

"Bogey 1212 here. 9662 is dead. I have the traitor in my sights. Executing Order 66."
Bogey 1212, a clone scout trooper[8]

After the execution of Order 66, clone scout troopers followed the order on the planet Kashyyyk, where they executed Jedi General Luminara Unduli and attempted to execute Jedi Masters Quinlan Vos and Yoda, who escaped.[5] Following the rise of the Galactic Empire, clone scout troopers continued to see use under the new Imperial regime. In 19 BBY, a wounded clone scout trooper warned Darth Vader that a Jedi was amongst the Ovoni rebel forces on Otavon XII.[7] In the same year, another Imperial clone scout trooper patrolled the surface of New Plymto on a BARC speeder during the Cleansing of New Plympto.[6]

Behind the scenes[]

Clone scout troopers first appeared, albeit unnamed in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, a 2005 film written and directed by George Lucas.[4] They were identified as in Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels, a reference book written by Pablo Hidalgo and Stephen J. Sansweet, published by Chronicle Books in the same year.[1]

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