- "Watch those wrist rockets!"
- ―A clone trooper
Wrist rockets were rockets or projectiles that were fired from a wrist rocket launcher.
Description[edit | edit source]
There were various types of wrist rockets that were fired from a wrist rocket launcher, such as "dumb rockets" (missiles with no tracking ability) and homing missiles. The homing missiles combined the computer systems of both wristband and rocket to lock onto movement.
Aside from these, there were many more exotic rockets that could be used, such as:
- Anti-personnel rockets
- Stun rockets
- Flash rockets which used intense light to cause temporary blindness
- Anti-vehicle rockets which were powerful enough to damage and disable vehicles
- Ion blast rockets which used ion damage to affect droids and cybernetic systems
- Hollow-tip rockets which injected the target with a nerve toxin or exploded with stun gas.
Many rockets had a maximum range of twenty-five meters, while a few could reach seventy-five meters.
History[edit | edit source]
The technology of wrist rockets and their launchers was in use since at least four thousand years prior to the Battle of Yavin. The bounty-hunter Mira was particularly skilled with them. Direct-fire wrist rockets were also utilized by B2 super battle droids. The Kelvarek Consolidated Arms MM9 rocket system system was used by Boba Fett, and his father, Jango Fett.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- The Old Republic: Deceived
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Jedi Quest: The Master of Disguise
- Jedi Quest: The Moment of Truth
- Jedi Quest: The Changing of the Guard
- Jedi Quest: The Final Showdown
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Boba Fett: Maze of Deception
- The Clone Wars: Invitation Only
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Mandalore Plot"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"
- Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)
- The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission
- Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
Sources[edit | edit source]
- The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Boba Fett's Armor: An Essential Guide to a Walking Weapon
- Star Wars Battlefront: Prima Official Game Guide
- Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide
- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Explorer's Guide
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Destiny – Legacies (Card: Wrist Rockets)