Polish cover - Ilustrowany przewodnik po robotach i androidach Gwiezdnych Wojen

The fifth book in Del Rey's Essential Guide series, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Droids features an in-depth look at one hundred astromech, Protocol, and other intelligent automatons from the original trilogy and Expanded Universe, each with its own two-page spread including detailed schematics. Links from this article will go to articles detailing the droid model, rather than a particular unit. In 2006, an updated version of the book known as The New Essential Guide to Droids was released, to accommodate the various droids from the prequel trilogy.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]


They can be anything from nursemaids to surgeons, diplomats to assassins. They walk, roll and fly— and communicate in languages ranging from whistles and beeps to Standard Basic to the most obscure alien dialect. MixRMastRs make drinks in spaceport cantinas, Basilisks make war wherever they're deployed, and IT-O Interrogators make life night-marish for prisoners of the Empire.

Droids are an integral and indispensable part of the Star Wars universe. And this comprehensive guide surveys all myriad models and classes—from the lowliest drones to the most sophisticated humanoid automatons.

  • Discover the evolution of the R-series droids, whose members include lumbering technicians and skilled X-wing navigators such as R2-D2
  • Learn the curious history of the MSE-6 "mouse" droids employed exclusively in the bases and on Imperial starships of the Empire
  • Explore the workings of the malevolent Shadow Droids: machines with living, organic brains
  • Uncover how the Rebel's fearsome FIDO (Foreign Intruder Defense Organism) carries out its duties

Whatever its design and wherever it may be found in the ever-expanding Star Wars universe, if the subject is droid, its definitive data on development, history, and technology is included in this essential technical guide.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Russian - Иллюстрированная энциклопедия. Дроиды.

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction

A Guide to Major Manufacturers[edit | edit source]

Astromech[edit | edit source]

Protocol[edit | edit source]

Medical[edit | edit source]

Household service[edit | edit source]

Commercial service[edit | edit source]

Municipal[edit | edit source]

Business[edit | edit source]

Heavy industrial[edit | edit source]

Agricultural[edit | edit source]

Courier/transport[edit | edit source]

Labor[edit | edit source]

Maintenance[edit | edit source]

Repair[edit | edit source]

Starship-based[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Assassins[edit | edit source]

Training/gladiatorial[edit | edit source]

Security[edit | edit source]

Interrogation[edit | edit source]

Espionage[edit | edit source]

Specialized use[edit | edit source]

One of a kind[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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Droid models



Organizations and titles

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Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology


External links[edit | edit source]

Star Wars: Essential Guides
First generation (19952001)
Characters · Vehicles and Vessels · Weapons and Technology · Planets and Moons
Droids · Chronology · Alien Species · Episode I (canceled)
Second generation (20022006)
New Characters · New Vehicles and Vessels · New Weapons and Technology
New Chronology · New Droids · New Alien Species
Third generation (20072012)
The Force · Atlas · Warfare · Reader's Companion · Characters (canceled)
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