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|equipment=
 
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|era=*[[Rise of the Empire era]]
 
*[[Rebellion era]]
 
*[[New Republic era]]
 
*[[New Jedi Order era]]
 
*[[Legacy era]]
 
 
|affiliation=*[[Naboo/Legends|Naboo]]
 
|affiliation=*[[Naboo/Legends|Naboo]]
 
*[[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]]
 
*[[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]]
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{{Quote|No job is over this little guy's head.|R2-series advertising slogan|The New Essential Guide to Droids}}
 
{{Quote|No job is over this little guy's head.|R2-series advertising slogan|The New Essential Guide to Droids}}
The '''R2-series astromech droid''' was a model of [[Astromech droid/Legends|astromech droid]] produced by [[Industrial Automaton/Legends|Industrial Automaton]], boasting a level of success that was never equaled in Industrial Automaton's long history. A combination of excellent design, high-quality marketing, and good timing made this astromech droid one of the most sought after [[Droid/Legends|droids]] in [[Timeline of galactic history/Legends|history]], and one of the few vintage astromech series still in active production decades after it was first designed, including the prototype [[R2-0]]. The line was so successful, even being given a positive review by ''[[Mechtech Illustrated]]'' for its versatility,<ref name="TRG1-112">''[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (first edition)|Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p. 112</ref> that the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]] would later take credit for the design. The average cost for an R2 unit was about 4245 Republic Credits.
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The '''R2-series astromech droid''' was a model of [[Astromech droid/Legends|astromech droid]] produced by [[Industrial Automaton/Legends|Industrial Automaton]], boasting a level of success that was never equaled in Industrial Automaton's long history. A combination of excellent design, high-quality marketing, and good timing made this astromech droid one of the most sought after [[Droid/Legends|droids]] in [[Timeline of galactic history/Legends|history]], and one of the few vintage astromech series still in active production decades after it was first designed, including the prototype [[R2-0]]. The line was so successful, even being given a positive review by ''[[Mechtech Illustrated]]'' for its versatility,<ref name="TRG1-112">[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (first edition)|''Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game'']], p. 112</ref> that the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]] would later take credit for the design. The average cost for an R2 unit was about 4245 Republic Credits.
   
 
==Functions==
 
==Functions==
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The center of the droids' success could be attributed to its [[Intellex IV]] computer, which featured at least 700 different spacecraft configurations and could do over 10000 MPF operations every second.<ref name="TRG1-112" /> Likewise, its built-in telecom software also allowed it to communicate with computers under the jurisdiction of both the [[Imperial Navy Transmission]] and the [[Corporate Sector Standard]] communications systems, as well as being given custom communications software.<ref name="TRG1-112" /> Its [[Sensor/Legends|sensor]] package was equally impressive, with a [[full-spectrum transceiver]] and electromagnetic, heat, motion, and [[life form indicator]]s. The droid also had a fully maneuverable video sensor, deployed from its domed head, allowing it to inspect enclosed spaces or peer over obstacles. The line also possessed a retractable jack that allowed the unit to plug directly into Imperial-standard computer ports, thus allowing it a direct hard-wired connection to most computers. It also had a flexible video sensor unit that allowed the R2 unit to examine hard-to-see workspaces via a 360-degree rotational joint, with a maximum reach of .85 meters. Aside from its video sensors, the R2-line also had a wide sensor array for almost any purpose, including a full spectrum transceiver, electrophoto receptors, DERs and heat and motion detectors, all of which are routed to the R2's Intellex IV internal computer that supported sophisticated analysis programs including life-form identification subroutines.<ref name="TRG1-112" />
 
The center of the droids' success could be attributed to its [[Intellex IV]] computer, which featured at least 700 different spacecraft configurations and could do over 10000 MPF operations every second.<ref name="TRG1-112" /> Likewise, its built-in telecom software also allowed it to communicate with computers under the jurisdiction of both the [[Imperial Navy Transmission]] and the [[Corporate Sector Standard]] communications systems, as well as being given custom communications software.<ref name="TRG1-112" /> Its [[Sensor/Legends|sensor]] package was equally impressive, with a [[full-spectrum transceiver]] and electromagnetic, heat, motion, and [[life form indicator]]s. The droid also had a fully maneuverable video sensor, deployed from its domed head, allowing it to inspect enclosed spaces or peer over obstacles. The line also possessed a retractable jack that allowed the unit to plug directly into Imperial-standard computer ports, thus allowing it a direct hard-wired connection to most computers. It also had a flexible video sensor unit that allowed the R2 unit to examine hard-to-see workspaces via a 360-degree rotational joint, with a maximum reach of .85 meters. Aside from its video sensors, the R2-line also had a wide sensor array for almost any purpose, including a full spectrum transceiver, electrophoto receptors, DERs and heat and motion detectors, all of which are routed to the R2's Intellex IV internal computer that supported sophisticated analysis programs including life-form identification subroutines.<ref name="TRG1-112" />
   
The droid's outer shell concealed an array of tools beneath its streamlined [[Durasteel/Legends|durasteel]] exterior. Each R2 came equipped from the factory with two manipulator arms (a heavy duty grasper with 25 kilo lifting capacity and 10 kilo grasping measure as well as a fine manipulator with 2 kilo lifting capacity with three 360-degree rotational joints for complete maneuverability and micro-adjustment controls that allowed for better than one micrometer placement accuracy; both manipulators have a .85 meter reach and are fully retractable within the body when not in use<ref name="TRG1-112" />), an electric [[Arc welder/Legends|arc welder]], circular saw, computer [[scomp link]] arm, [[VicksVisc]] [[Hologram/Legends|holographic]] recorder/projector unit, internal cargo compartment, and a general-use [[Fire extinguisher/Legends|fire extinguisher]], all of which came at no extra cost if purchased with the R2 unit.<ref name="TRG1-112" /> IA, taking a page from [[Corellian/Legends|Corellian]] [[Starship/Legends|ship]]-builders, made the droids easy to upgrade and modify. The company offered a variety of after-market packages, but industrious owners also managed to equip R2s with such eclectic items and accessories as underwater propellers, [[Laser/Legends|laser]] pointers, [[Rocket booster/Legends|jet thrusters]], remote sensor limpets, and inflatable life rafts. This adaptability made the R2 units particularly popular among tech-heads, who often would have running competitions over who could outfit the most eclectic droid.
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The droid's outer shell concealed an array of tools beneath its streamlined [[Durasteel/Legends|durasteel]] exterior. Each R2 came equipped from the factory with two manipulator arms (a heavy duty grasper with 25 kilo lifting capacity and 10 kilo grasping measure as well as a fine manipulator with 2 kilo lifting capacity with three 360-degree rotational joints for complete maneuverability and micro-adjustment controls that allowed for better than one micrometer placement accuracy; both manipulators have a .85 meter reach and are fully retractable within the body when not in use<ref name="TRG1-112" />), an electric [[Arc welder/Legends|arc welder]], circular saw, computer [[Scomp link/Legends|scomp link]] arm, [[VicksVisc]] [[Hologram/Legends|holographic]] recorder/projector unit, internal cargo compartment, and a general-use [[Fire extinguisher/Legends|fire extinguisher]], all of which came at no extra cost if purchased with the R2 unit.<ref name="TRG1-112" /> IA, taking a page from [[Corellian/Legends|Corellian]] [[Starship/Legends|ship]]-builders, made the droids easy to upgrade and modify. The company offered a variety of after-market packages, but industrious owners also managed to equip R2s with such eclectic items and accessories as underwater propellers, [[Laser/Legends|laser]] pointers, [[Rocket booster/Legends|jet thrusters]], remote sensor limpets, and inflatable life rafts. This adaptability made the R2 units particularly popular among tech-heads, who often would have running competitions over who could outfit the most eclectic droid.
   
 
[[File:R2socket.jpg|175px|thumb|right|R2 units could interface directly with [[Starfighter/Legends|starfighters]] through large sockets, such as on an [[Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor|Eta-2]].]]
 
[[File:R2socket.jpg|175px|thumb|right|R2 units could interface directly with [[Starfighter/Legends|starfighters]] through large sockets, such as on an [[Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor|Eta-2]].]]
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{{Main| R2-D2/Legends}}
 
{{Main| R2-D2/Legends}}
 
{{Quote|An extremely well-put-together little droid, Your Highness. Without a doubt, it saved the ship, as well as our lives.|[[Captain/Legends|Captain]] [[Quarsh Panaka/Legends|Quarsh Panaka]] to [[Queen/Legends|Queen]] [[Padmé Amidala/Legends|Amidala]]|Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace}}
 
{{Quote|An extremely well-put-together little droid, Your Highness. Without a doubt, it saved the ship, as well as our lives.|[[Captain/Legends|Captain]] [[Quarsh Panaka/Legends|Quarsh Panaka]] to [[Queen/Legends|Queen]] [[Padmé Amidala/Legends|Amidala]]|Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace}}
The most notable R2-series astromech droid was R2-D2. He participated in numerous battles during both the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]] and the [[Galactic Civil War/Legends|Galactic Civil War]]. It was Artoo who helped deliver the [[Death Star plans/Legends|Death Star plans]] to the Rebellion, allowing their victory at the [[Battle of Yavin/Legends|Battle of Yavin]], and a message from [[Prince/Legends|Princess]] [[Leia Organa Solo|Leia]] to [[Obi-Wan Kenobi/Legends|Obi-Wan Kenobi]], which caused [[Luke Skywalker/Legends|Luke Skywalker]] to leave [[Tatooine/Legends|Tatooine]] and go on to become a [[Jedi Knight/Legends|Jedi Knight]].
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The most notable R2-series astromech droid was R2-D2. He participated in numerous battles during both the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]] and the [[Galactic Civil War/Legends|Galactic Civil War]]. It was R2 who helped deliver the [[Death Star plans/Legends|Death Star plans]] to the Rebellion, allowing their victory at the [[Battle of Yavin/Legends|Battle of Yavin]], and a message from [[Prince/Legends|Princess]] [[Leia Organa Solo|Leia]] to [[Obi-Wan Kenobi/Legends|Obi-Wan Kenobi]], which caused [[Luke Skywalker/Legends|Luke Skywalker]] to leave [[Tatooine/Legends|Tatooine]] and go on to become a [[Jedi Knight/Legends|Jedi Knight]].
   
Ever since the droid came to the public's attention shortly after the destruction of the [[DS-1 Orbital Battle Station/Legends|first Death Star]], despite having played a major part in many previous events, sales showed their highest increase since the launch of the series. IA resisted the urge to feature Artoo-Detoo's heroics in its [[HoloNet/Legends|HoloNet]] advertisements released after the fall of the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]] for fear of alienating [[New Republic/Legends|New Republic]] leaders.
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Ever since the droid came to the public's attention shortly after the destruction of the [[DS-1 Orbital Battle Station/Legends|first Death Star]], despite having played a major part in many previous events, sales showed their highest increase since the launch of the series. IA resisted the urge to feature R2-D2's heroics in its [[HoloNet/Legends|HoloNet]] advertisements released after the fall of the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]] for fear of alienating [[New Republic/Legends|New Republic]] leaders.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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[[File:R2 droid series X-wing miniatures.jpg|thumb|200px|An R2 unit]]
 
[[File:R2 droid series X-wing miniatures.jpg|thumb|200px|An R2 unit]]
 
*''[[Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds]]''
*''[[Darth Plagueis (novel)|Darth Plagueis]]'' {{Mo}}
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*[[Darth Plagueis (novel)|''Darth Plagueis'']] {{Mo}}
 
*''[[The Starfighter Trap]]''
 
*''[[The Starfighter Trap]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Starfighter]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Starfighter]]''
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*[[Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (novelization)|''Star Wars'': Episode I ''The Phantom Menace'' novelization]]
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (novelization)|''Star Wars'': Episode I ''The Phantom Menace'' novelization]]
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace|''Star Wars'': Episode I ''The Phantom Menace'']]
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace|''Star Wars'': Episode I ''The Phantom Menace'']]
*[[Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (comics)|''Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'' comic]]
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*[[Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace|''Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'' comic]]
 
*[[Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (junior novelization)|''Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'' junior novel]]
 
*[[Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (junior novelization)|''Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'' junior novel]]
 
*''[[Episode I: Queen Amidala]]''
 
*''[[Episode I: Queen Amidala]]''
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*{{CW|25}}
 
*{{CW|25}}
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith|''Star Wars'': Episode III ''Revenge of the Sith'']]
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith|''Star Wars'': Episode III ''Revenge of the Sith'']]
*[[Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (comics)|''Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith'' comic]]
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*[[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith|''Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith'' comic]]
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (novelization)|''Star Wars'': Episode III ''Revenge of the Sith'' novelization]]
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (novelization)|''Star Wars'': Episode III ''Revenge of the Sith'' novelization]]
 
*[[Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (junior novelization)|''Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith'' junior novel]]
 
*[[Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (junior novelization)|''Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith'' junior novel]]
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*{{Tales|15|First Impressions}}
 
*{{Tales|15|First Impressions}}
 
*''[[Luke's Fate]]''
 
*''[[Luke's Fate]]''
*''[[Death Star (novel)|Death Star]]''
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*[[Death Star (novel)|''Death Star'']]
 
*''[[Rookies: Rendezvous]]''
 
*''[[Rookies: Rendezvous]]''
 
*''[[Rookies: No Turning Back]]''
 
*''[[Rookies: No Turning Back]]''
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*''[[Jedi's Honor]]'' {{C|As "R2 unit"}}
 
*''[[Jedi's Honor]]'' {{C|As "R2 unit"}}
 
*''[[Tatooine Manhunt]]''
 
*''[[Tatooine Manhunt]]''
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*{{WEGCite|book=Classic Adventures: Volume Three|text=''Classic Adventures: Volume Three''|story=Tatooine Manhunt}} {{C|Reprint}}
 
*{{WEGCite|story=Graveyard of Alderaan|book=Classic Adventures: Volume Two}} {{Mo}}
 
*{{WEGCite|story=Graveyard of Alderaan|book=Classic Adventures: Volume Two}} {{Mo}}
*''[[Riders of the Maelstrom (WEG)|Riders of the Maelstrom]]''
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*[[Riders of the Maelstrom (WEG)|''Riders of the Maelstrom'']]
*''[[Black Ice (adventure book)|Black Ice]]''
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*{{WEGCite|book=Classic Adventures: Volume Three|text=''Classic Adventures: Volume Three''|story=Riders of the Maelstrom (WEG)|stext=Riders of the Maelstrom}} {{C|Reprint}}
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*[[Black Ice (adventure)|''Black Ice'']]
 
*''[[Planet of the Mists]]''
 
*''[[Planet of the Mists]]''
 
*''[[The Abduction]]''
 
*''[[The Abduction]]''
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*{{Journal|4|Enemies for Life}}
 
*{{Journal|4|Enemies for Life}}
 
*{{Journal|4|A Deal Gone Sour}}
 
*{{Journal|4|A Deal Gone Sour}}
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*{{Journal|9|Death-Hunter}}
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron ½]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron ½]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Droids 7: Star Wars According to the Droids, Book II]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Droids 7: Star Wars According to the Droids, Book II]]''
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*''[[Debts to Pay]]''
 
*''[[Debts to Pay]]''
 
*''[[Beyond the Rim]]''
 
*''[[Beyond the Rim]]''
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*''[[The Jewel of Yavin]]'' {{Po}}
 
*''[[Star Wars Missions 1: Assault on Yavin Four]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Missions 1: Assault on Yavin Four]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Missions 2: Escape from Thyferra]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Missions 2: Escape from Thyferra]]''
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*''[[Snow Fury!]]''
 
*''[[Snow Fury!]]''
 
*''[[The Ice Worm Cometh!]]''
 
*''[[The Ice Worm Cometh!]]''
*''[[Showdown (Pizzazz)|Showdown]]''
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*[[Showdown (Pizzazz)|''Showdown'']]
 
*''[[Pursuit!]]''
 
*''[[Pursuit!]]''
 
*''[[The Weapons Master!]]''
 
*''[[The Weapons Master!]]''
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*''[[Star Wars Annual 3: The Apprentice]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Annual 3: The Apprentice]]''
 
*{{Journal|8|Firepower}}
 
*{{Journal|8|Firepower}}
*{{Journal|10|Desperate Measures (short story)|Desperate Measures}}
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*{{Journal|10|Desperate Measures}}
 
*''[[The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader]]'' {{Flash}}
 
*''[[The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader]]'' {{Flash}}
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance]]''
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*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: The Phantom Affair]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: The Phantom Affair]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars 107: All Together Now]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars 107: All Together Now]]''
*''[[Star Wars 108]]''
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*''[[Star Wars 108: Forever Crimson]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Battleground: Tatooine]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Battleground: Tatooine]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing—Rogue Squadron Special]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing—Rogue Squadron Special]]''
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*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: In the Empire's Service]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: In the Empire's Service]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Family Ties]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Family Ties]]''
*''[[Star Tours (real-world)|Star Tours]]''
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*[[Star Tours (real-world)|''Star Tours'']]
 
*''[[The Glove of Darth Vader]]''
 
*''[[The Glove of Darth Vader]]''
 
*''[[The Lost City of the Jedi]]''
 
*''[[The Lost City of the Jedi]]''
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*''[[Mission from Mount Yoda]]''
 
*''[[Mission from Mount Yoda]]''
 
*''[[Queen of the Empire]]''
 
*''[[Queen of the Empire]]''
*''[[Prophets of the Dark Side (book)|Prophets of the Dark Side]]''
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*[[Prophets of the Dark Side (book)|''Prophets of the Dark Side'']]
 
*''[[Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor]]''
 
*''[[Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor]]''
 
*{{Journal|7|Missed Chance}}
 
*{{Journal|7|Missed Chance}}
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*"[[A Forest Apart]]"
 
*"[[A Forest Apart]]"
 
*''[[Tatooine Ghost]]''
 
*''[[Tatooine Ghost]]''
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*{{DarkStryder|The Masters of Exocron|The Kathol Outback}}
 
*''[[X-Wing: Isard's Revenge]]''
 
*''[[X-Wing: Isard's Revenge]]''
 
*''[[Dark Empire]]''
 
*''[[Dark Empire]]''
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*''[[The Bounty Hunters: Kenix Kil]]''
 
*''[[The Bounty Hunters: Kenix Kil]]''
 
*''[[Jedi Search]]''
 
*''[[Jedi Search]]''
*''[[Dark Apprentice (novel)|Dark Apprentice]]''
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*[[Dark Apprentice (novel)|''Dark Apprentice'']]
 
*''[[Champions of the Force]]''
 
*''[[Champions of the Force]]''
*''[[Firestorm (short story)|Firestorm]]''
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*[[Firestorm (short story)|''Firestorm'']]
 
*''[[I, Jedi]]''
 
*''[[I, Jedi]]''
 
*{{Hyperspace|url=fans/hyperspace/fiction/shadesofgray/index.html|text=''Shades of Gray''|int=Shades of Gray|newurl=http://star-wars.suvudu.com/2012/10/star-wars-shorts-shades-of-gray-from-the-adventures-of-alex-winger.html|newhost=[[Unbound Worlds|Suvudu]]}}
 
*{{Hyperspace|url=fans/hyperspace/fiction/shadesofgray/index.html|text=''Shades of Gray''|int=Shades of Gray|newurl=http://star-wars.suvudu.com/2012/10/star-wars-shorts-shades-of-gray-from-the-adventures-of-alex-winger.html|newhost=[[Unbound Worlds|Suvudu]]}}
*''[[Children of the Jedi (novel)|Children of the Jedi]]''
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*[[Children of the Jedi (novel)|''Children of the Jedi'']]
*''[[Darksaber (novel)|Darksaber]]''
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*[[Darksaber (novel)|''Darksaber'']]
 
*''[[Jedi Academy: Leviathan]]''
 
*''[[Jedi Academy: Leviathan]]''
 
*''[[Planet of Twilight]]''
 
*''[[Planet of Twilight]]''
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*{{GamerCite|5|The Crystal}} {{Mo}}
 
*{{GamerCite|5|The Crystal}} {{Mo}}
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime]]''
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime]]''
*''[[Star Wars: Chewbacca (Dark Horse)|Star Wars: Chewbacca]]''
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*[[Star Wars: Chewbacca (Dark Horse)|''Star Wars: Chewbacca'']]
 
*{{Tales|18|Revenants}}
 
*{{Tales|18|Revenants}}
 
*''[[Dark Nest I: The Joiner King]]''
 
*''[[Dark Nest I: The Joiner King]]''
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*''[[LEGO Star Wars: Darth Maul's Mission]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Star Wars: Darth Maul's Mission]]''
 
*''[[Tag & Bink: Revenge of the Clone Menace]]''
 
*''[[Tag & Bink: Revenge of the Clone Menace]]''
*''[[Path of the Jedi (game)|Path of the Jedi]]''
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*[[Path of the Jedi (game)|''Path of the Jedi'']]
 
*[[LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2|''LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2'' game]]
 
*[[LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2|''LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2'' game]]
 
*[[LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 (film)|''LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2'' film]]
 
*[[LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 (film)|''LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2'' film]]
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*[[Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Coloring Book (Luke Skywalker)|''Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Coloring Book'' (Luke Skywalker)]] {{Po}}
 
*''[[Return of the Jedi Monster Activity Book]]''
 
*''[[Return of the Jedi Monster Activity Book]]''
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*''[[Star Wars Word Puzzles]]''
 
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This article is about the astromech droids model. You may be looking for individual droids named R2.
"No job is over this little guy's head."
―R2-series advertising slogan[src]

The R2-series astromech droid was a model of astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton, boasting a level of success that was never equaled in Industrial Automaton's long history. A combination of excellent design, high-quality marketing, and good timing made this astromech droid one of the most sought after droids in history, and one of the few vintage astromech series still in active production decades after it was first designed, including the prototype R2-0. The line was so successful, even being given a positive review by Mechtech Illustrated for its versatility,[1] that the Galactic Empire would later take credit for the design. The average cost for an R2 unit was about 4245 Republic Credits.

Functions

R2 schematic

Technical schematics of an R2 unit from one of IA's HoloNet advertisements.

Like its forerunners, the R2 astromech was designed to work in and around space vessels as a diagnostic and repair unit. But unlike the clunky R1-series, this rounded, waist-high droid was made specifically to fit in military starfighter astromech slots. This was a radical departure, as previously all such droids had been dedicated government models. The droid was equally popular with Galactic Republic fighter jocks as it was with the general public.

When plugged into a T-65 X-wing starfighter, Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor, or similar starfighter, the R2 monitored flight performance, pinpointed and corrected technical problems, and performed power management, optimizing shipboard systems. Its ROM library had reference and repair designs for well over seven hundred starship models to ensure it was able to do its functions in repairwork, with its Intellex IV internal computer scans technical files also co pinpointing potential problems as well as finding data patterns or debug computer codes, allowing it to conduct over 10,000 MPF operations a second.[1] The unit could store up to ten sets of hyperspace vector coordinates in the RAM of its astrogation buffer (thus allowing for even ships with limited navicomputers to make hyperspace jumps and also acting as a backup in the event of navicomputer malfunctions),[1] and many had the intelligence and experience to perform engine startup and pre-flight taxiing. The R2 operated flawlessly in the vacuum of interstellar space. R2 units were equipped with a holographic recording mode.[2]

Components

Artoo modifications

The many modifications of R2-D2.

The center of the droids' success could be attributed to its Intellex IV computer, which featured at least 700 different spacecraft configurations and could do over 10000 MPF operations every second.[1] Likewise, its built-in telecom software also allowed it to communicate with computers under the jurisdiction of both the Imperial Navy Transmission and the Corporate Sector Standard communications systems, as well as being given custom communications software.[1] Its sensor package was equally impressive, with a full-spectrum transceiver and electromagnetic, heat, motion, and life form indicators. The droid also had a fully maneuverable video sensor, deployed from its domed head, allowing it to inspect enclosed spaces or peer over obstacles. The line also possessed a retractable jack that allowed the unit to plug directly into Imperial-standard computer ports, thus allowing it a direct hard-wired connection to most computers. It also had a flexible video sensor unit that allowed the R2 unit to examine hard-to-see workspaces via a 360-degree rotational joint, with a maximum reach of .85 meters. Aside from its video sensors, the R2-line also had a wide sensor array for almost any purpose, including a full spectrum transceiver, electrophoto receptors, DERs and heat and motion detectors, all of which are routed to the R2's Intellex IV internal computer that supported sophisticated analysis programs including life-form identification subroutines.[1]

The droid's outer shell concealed an array of tools beneath its streamlined durasteel exterior. Each R2 came equipped from the factory with two manipulator arms (a heavy duty grasper with 25 kilo lifting capacity and 10 kilo grasping measure as well as a fine manipulator with 2 kilo lifting capacity with three 360-degree rotational joints for complete maneuverability and micro-adjustment controls that allowed for better than one micrometer placement accuracy; both manipulators have a .85 meter reach and are fully retractable within the body when not in use[1]), an electric arc welder, circular saw, computer scomp link arm, VicksVisc holographic recorder/projector unit, internal cargo compartment, and a general-use fire extinguisher, all of which came at no extra cost if purchased with the R2 unit.[1] IA, taking a page from Corellian ship-builders, made the droids easy to upgrade and modify. The company offered a variety of after-market packages, but industrious owners also managed to equip R2s with such eclectic items and accessories as underwater propellers, laser pointers, jet thrusters, remote sensor limpets, and inflatable life rafts. This adaptability made the R2 units particularly popular among tech-heads, who often would have running competitions over who could outfit the most eclectic droid.

R2socket

R2 units could interface directly with starfighters through large sockets, such as on an Eta-2.

IA spent a great deal of time in the design of the R2's personality matrix. The droid was obliging, quick witted, and sincere. If the droid was not subjected to periodic memory wipes, it could develop a headstrong, self-reliant disposition. Many owners, however, actually preferred a droid willing to offer candid second opinions. Starfighter pilots tended to develop a strong bond with their astromech droids, often flying all their missions with one particular droid, and strongly objected to the memory wipes their counterparts were given on a regular basis in some units.

At least by the time of the Galactic Civil War, R2 purchases came with a three-year warranty, a user-support hotline, IA quality, various affordable prices, and dealer financing.[1]

R2-D2

"An extremely well-put-together little droid, Your Highness. Without a doubt, it saved the ship, as well as our lives."
Captain Quarsh Panaka to Queen Amidala[src]

The most notable R2-series astromech droid was R2-D2. He participated in numerous battles during both the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War. It was R2 who helped deliver the Death Star plans to the Rebellion, allowing their victory at the Battle of Yavin, and a message from Princess Leia to Obi-Wan Kenobi, which caused Luke Skywalker to leave Tatooine and go on to become a Jedi Knight.

Ever since the droid came to the public's attention shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star, despite having played a major part in many previous events, sales showed their highest increase since the launch of the series. IA resisted the urge to feature R2-D2's heroics in its HoloNet advertisements released after the fall of the Galactic Empire for fear of alienating New Republic leaders.

Appearances

R2 droid series X-wing miniatures

An R2 unit

Non-canon appearances

Sources

Notes and references

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