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Rocket packs were an aerial personal transportation device used across the the galaxy that differed technologically from jet packs.[1]

Characteristics[]

Unlike jet packs, rocket packs were self-contained units that provided instant directed thrust from a regulated mixture of combustible chemicals.[1] As such, rocket packs were able to operate in zero, low, or high atmospheres due to internally containing all necessary thrust components; rocket packs provided a better "all-environment" flight capability as a result when compared to jet packs, as the latter required atmosphere to operate.[1]

Though faster than jet packs, rocket packs were often heavier and louder in operation.[1] Additionally, rocket packs lacked the stamina that jet packs had in terms of distance and range; due to size and weight restrictions, the fuels used in rocket packs were rapid-burning, limiting overall flight duration.[1] Rocket packs were also considerably dangerous - because rocket packs made use of large amounts of highly combustible elements, it posed a serious explosive risk if the pack was ruptured or otherwise damaged.[1]

Rocket packs were most well known for being employed by the Rocket-Jumper Elite Advance Unit, who used the Zim Systems ROCKET personal rocket pack. Another type of rocket pack was used by rocket battle droids during the Clone Wars.

Appearances[]

Rocket battle droid

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