The recon speeder was modified for military use. It was painted in the red-and-white hues adopted by the Grand Army of the Republic and featured a cockpit protected by a bubble canopy that could seat a single pilot. The speeder was lightly shielded, and featured a blaster cannon mounted on the forward hull.
Republic recon speeders were deployed to support frontline operations, often scouting ahead in advance of larger Republic vehicles. The speeder could fly over a variety of terrain, including rocky environments such as the landscape of Geonosis.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars Trading Card Game
- The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels (First identified as Gaba-18 airspeeder)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia