- "One shot, one kill."
- ―Anonymous clone sniper
Unlike the snipers in any traditional army, called from the best shooters, all clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic possessed the same eyesight, accuracy, steadiness and patience. However, the sharpshooters received special flash training teaching them the intricacies of being good snipers. The troopers were clones of the Human male bounty hunter Jango Fett who were born on the Wild Space planet Kamino in 32 BBY. They were part of the Galactic Republic's Grand Army. Their training allowed snipers to wait and shoot enemies one at a time.
Their main mission designation was to eliminate Separatist battle droid infantry from a distance to provide cover fire for other infantry units, while also using their recon droids to carry out short-range reconnaissance. Phase I clone snipers were recognizable by maroon armor markings. The sharpshooters fought on a number of battlefronts throughout the Clone Wars, and the 501st Legion had their own snipers, as did Green Company. After the establishment of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY, the Grand Army of the Republic was dissolved and its assets folded into the new Imperial Military.
Clone sharpshooters were equipped with specialized DC-15x sniper rifles (or for late Phase II clones, a different unidentified sniper rifle), DC-15s side arm blasters, R-1 recon droids or autoturrets, and V-1 thermal detonators. Their armor was lightweight and suited the sharpshooter perfectly in heavy combat.[source?]
Behind the scenesEdit
Clone snipers serve as the Galactic Republic's sniper class in the Star Wars: Battlefront video game series. Snipers have also appeared in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars tie-in comic, The Gauntlet of Death.
- Star Wars: Battlefront (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Gauntlet of Death
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith game
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Essential Guide to Warfare
- ↑ The Essential Guide to Warfare places the founding of the Grand Army of the Republic in 32 BBY.
- ↑ The Essential Guide to Warfare places the Declaration of a New Order in 19 BBY.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Star Wars: Battlefront
- ↑ Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Battlefront: Prima Official Game Guide
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Star Wars: Battlefront II
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Gauntlet of Death