The spearhead of the Imperial Navy, cruisemissile troopers typically comprised the first wave of full-scale Imperial assaults on Rebel Alliance military outposts, launching in flight squadrons of twelve from the bombing bays of Imperial Star Destroyers. They were armed with dual laser cannons and twin proton torpedo launchers attached to the two engines of the cruisemissile craft, although they lacked shielding. Unlike TIE pilots, who were autonomous from their craft, cruisemissile troopers were affixed to their cruisemissile assault craft from the waist down.
Behind the scenesEdit
The only appearance in Star Wars mythos so far is as an action figure of The Power of the Force 2 Kenner toy line. In Star Wars Insider 113, Keeper of the Holocron Leland Chee stated that the Cruisemissile Troopers are to be considered part of canon.
- "Scouting the Galaxy: Let's See: Three Goes Into Two..."—Star Wars Insider 32
- Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive
- "Ask Lobot"—Star Wars Insider 113
- "A Long Time Ago, In a Toy Aisle Not So Far Away...."—Star Wars Insider 120 (Picture only)