"That wasn't part of the plan—those things can fly!"
―"Tech" and "Hunter" on the D-wing droids, during their escape from Purkoll[src]

The D-wing air support droid,[2] also known as the D-wing security droid[3] or simply the D-wing droid,[1] was a variant of the B-series droid line.[2] This security droid[3] was an experiment of the Techno Union—which was allied with the Confederacy of Independent Systems[2]—and used at their facility in the city of Purkoll on Skako Minor. The D-wing droids were armed with built-in blasters and could use fold-out wings to enter flight mode, with an appearance and programming similar to the common Separatist B1 battle droid but with a different shaped head.[5]

During the Clone Wars, the clone commandos of Clone Force 99 and two members of the 501st LegionJedi General Anakin Skywalker and Clone Captain Rex—infiltrated the Techno Union base to rescue the captured ARC trooper Echo. D-wing droids were deployed to kill the intruders, but ultimately failed as Echo was successfully rescued. After the rescue squad fled to the local Poletec village, more D-wing droids—along with two octuptarra magna tri-droids—engaged the Republic forces in combat, only to be defeated once again.[5]

Behind the scenesEdit

D-wing droid

A D-wing droid with its wings spread.

D-wing air support droids first appeared in the unfinished version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "A Distant Echo". The droids again made an appearance in the unfinished version of "On the Wings of Keeradaks". Finished versions of these episodes began release in February of 2020 on Disney+, in which the D-wings made their first appearance in a completed render.



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