"Trespassers on the vehicle! Fan out and eliminate!"
―Range trooper Captain Denwade Banevans during the heist on Vandor[1]

Range troopers were a specialized variant of the Galactic Empire's stormtroopers[5] organized into the range corps.[4]


Range troopers were equipped with helmets similar in design to both the Imperial combat assault tank pilot's and coastal defender stormtrooper's helmets, heavy armor with fur and a chestplate much like that of cold weather assault stormtroopers,[5] and were armed with E-10R blaster rifles. They were also equipped with magnetic gription boots which allowed sure footing atop fast-moving vehicles. The troopers were some of the toughest in the Imperial Military and viewed other forces as "softer" amateurs.[1]



Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa find range troopers and snowtroopers on Banas.

Several range troopers were deployed to Vandor during the reign of the Empire and guarded a 20-T Railcrawler conveyex transport when Tobias Beckett's crew raided the transport for coaxium.[3] Range troopers were later active on the planet Banas alongside snowtroopers under Commodore Kurtruk. Two members of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa confronted the Imperial forces during their mission to Banas.[6] At some point during the Galactic Empire's reign, Darth Vader used them to spray bacta from large floating tanks into the body of water along the coastline on the world of Uokara, to eradicate the being known as Ghymnon.[7]

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Behind the scenes[]

Range troopers appear in the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story.[3]

The magnetic effect of their boots was achieved by the filmmakers using a complicated wire rig for the actors' feet.[8]

The Legends video game Star Wars: The Old Republic created an in-universe armor set named "Arctic Trooper Armor" based on the Range trooper's design.[9]


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