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The Single Trooper Aerial Platform, or simply STAP, was a repulsorcraft used by the Trade Federation and later the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

It was piloted by a single battle droid, and its role was reconnaissance and patrol. The STAP was a slim, agile craft sporting a pair of blaster cannons, often deployed as support vehicles in conjunction with larger craft such as the Armored Assault Tank and the Multi-Troop Transport.[1]

STAPs were first used extensively during the Invasion of Naboo, where the Trade Federation forces used them to great effect against the Naboo security teams and to subjugate the local populace.

Each STAP was piloted by a single B1 battle droid that stood on a long foot panel, gripping a pair of handle.s that controlled its weapons and were used to pilot the craft. B1 battle droids usually piloted these STAPs.

STAPs utilized by the Trade Federation prior to the Clone Wars tended to be brown in color; Separatist STAPs were predominantly blue with white triangular markings.

The machine was used for scouting and anti-personnel hunting operations, and would occasionally be used in open battle to harass enemy forces.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 StarWars-DatabankII STAP in the Databank (backup link)
  2. Encyclopedia-Logo STAP in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
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