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Jumptroopers, also known as Imperial Jump Troopers or rocket troopers, were specialized stormtroopers utilized by the Galactic Empire prior to and during the Galactic Civil War. Jumptroopers were equipped with jump packs or jetpacks that allowed them temporary flight.

Overview and equipmentEdit

Imperial jumptroopers

A platoon of jumptroopers in 2 BBY

Jumptroopers were a variant of the Galactic Empire's stormtroopers; similar to their clone predecessors, they were equipped with a jetpack,[5] or alternatively, with a jump pack that could suspend them in the air or maneuver through space environments.[6] They served several roles in combat, from being used to bound over walls to attack enemy fortifications directly,[7] to aerial drops intended on attacking otherwise untouchable enemy positions.[7]

They carried burst shields[8] and RT-97C heavy blaster rifles. Other than their packs, jumptroopers were generally suited with the standard stormtrooper armor,[9] but at times could instead wear specialized armor, one of which included a mechanism attached to two tubes plugged into the helmet, similar to a TIE pilot's control box,[7] and another variant with the tubes connecting the pack and the distinctively-different helmet.[5]

HistoryEdit

In 2 BBY, a contingent of jumptroopers were attached to Captain Brunson's Imperial light cruiser. These jumptroopers attempted to board the Spectres' ship Ghost but were repelled by the rebels, Rex, and Saw Gerrera. After the entire unit was killed, Brunson ordered her crew to bury the Ghost by collapsing an air shaft on top of them.[10]

Behind the scenesEdit

Jumptrooper-SW Commander

The jumptrooper's appearance in Star Wars Commander

Jumptroopers first appeared in the 1993[11] video game Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as airtroopers.[12] The Star Wars Expaned Universe later canonized the concept in their continuity. On April 25, 2014 the Star Wars Expanded Universe was declared non-canon and rebranded as Legends.[13] Imperial Jump Troopers were later reintroduced into canon in the 2014 mobile game Star Wars: Commander,[7] appearing visually similar to the Imperial jumptroopers seen in the 2008 Legends video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.[14] In the 2015 video game Star Wars Battlefront, jumptroopers wore generic stormtrooper armor with matching jump packs.[9] Imperial Jump Troopers could be trained in Star Wars: Commander with a Level 8 Barracks.[7]

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