R2-M5 was a red R2-series astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton that served the Royal Naboo Security Forces. He was one of the astromech droids aboard the Queen's starship as of 32 BBY. When a Trade Federation battleship opened fire on the Naboo Royal Starship, R2-M5 went out, along with R2-N3 and other astromech droids, to fix an imbalance in the starboard engines. Both droids were blasted off the hull.
Behind the scenes
Prior to the release of the toy, he was referred to as R2-D1 in trading cards and published books about Episode I.[source?]
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- "Prequel Update"—Star Wars Insider 39 (First pictured)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary