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The R4 astromech droid was a model of R-series astromech droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton.[2] It was identical in appearance to the R2 series astromech droid, except that its dome was conical instead of hemispherical. The official Press Corps of the Galactic Empire used repurposed R4 units as courier droids, as a means to physically transport data.[1] The R4-P astromech was a modified model of the R4.[6]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Facebook icon.svg Star Wars Rebels on FacebookR4 courier droid (October 16, 2014). "When Grand Moff Tarkin ordered the destruction of the primary communications tower on Lothal, the Empire used courier droids as a means to physically transport data." (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
  3. 3.0 3.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "R2 Come Home"
  4. Before the Awakening
  5. Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  6. Rise of the Separatists
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