- "She must have hidden the plans in the escape pod. Send a detachment down to retrieve them… See to it personally, Commander."
- ―Darth Vader
Sandtroopers were stormtroopers equipped and trained to operate on desert worlds. Their armor was augmented with cooling fans and a helmet sand filter. In addition, they wore a survival backpack stocked with extra rations and water.
History[edit | edit source]
A detachment of sandtroopers were dispatched to the surface of the planet Tatooine, where they searched for the missing Death Star plans. During the search, some troopers utilized the native dewbacks as mounts. Sandtroopers utilized weapons such as the E-11 blaster rifle, the T-21 light repeating blaster, the DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle, and the RT-97C heavy blaster rifle. The Heavy Weapons Stormtrooper variant of the sandtrooper was the Heavy Sandtrooper. Sandtroopers participated in the Battle of Jakku.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Galactic Defense
- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
- Star Wars: Force Arena
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Star Wars 28
- Star Wars Rebels: Special Ops
- "The Sand Will Provide"—Star Wars 37
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Stormtroopers vs. Rebels – Soldiers of the Galactic Empire"
- Bounty Hunt
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
- Star Wars: Heroes Path
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
- Star Wars Battlefront
- "Born in the Storm"—From a Certain Point of View
- From a Certain Point of View audiobook
- Star Wars 4
- Star Wars: Commander
- Aftermath: Empire's End
- Aftermath: Empire's End audiobook