The Republic police gunships possessed a spoked cockpit and solar gatherer panels, which acted as the power generators for the ship. It also possessed a similar drive to the LAAT/i gunships, as evidenced by their sound. They were also equipped with searchlights in the event that they had to conduct searches at night or in areas of Coruscant where visibility was low, such as the underworld. The gunships also had two ball-mounted laser cannons underneath the cockpit and one laser cannon mounted on the rear of the ship. The gunship was available to both droid and sentient members of the CSF. It was less armed than the LAAT/i, but was nonetheless preferred due to its better suitability for patrolling the city scape as well as it having a lower risk overall in causing collateral damage. The vehicle's cockpit also had two seats for the pilot and gunner, with the pilot being slightly behind of and elevated over the gunner. The side hatches opened for entry, and had a ramp near the rear in the event that the circumstances required rapid deployment of its personnel. It was primarily utilized by CSF police officers, although it was also known to be used by members of the Coruscant Guard under certain circumstances.
The Republic police gunships were utilized on the planet Coruscant by the Coruscant Security Force as troop transports and search vehicles. They were also used by the Coruscant Guard for the same purposes, when requested by Commander Fox.
Two of these gunships were used on Coruscant by two teams of Coruscant Guards led by clone officers Captain Rex and Commander Wolffe and Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Plo Koon to search for Skywalker's padawan Ahsoka Tano in the lower levels, after Tano escaped from the Republic military base.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Republic police gunship first appeared in the Season 5 episode "To Catch a Jedi." The ship was originally designed for another Star Wars-related project, and was inherited by the Clone Wars team for use in this episode.
A LEGO version of the gunship (LEGO STAR WARS - 75046 Coruscant Police Gunship) was released in 2014.
The New Yoda ChroniclesEdit
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "To Catch a Jedi" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Orders"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voices"
- (First identified as Republic police gunship)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Set: 75046 Coruscant Police Gunship)