The LIN demolitionmech autonomous minelayer was a model of dome-shaped mining droid designed to plant explosives to blast away rocks and debris. They were also used to lay mines on battlefields and had protective shells for accidental detonations.
In 0 BBY, a LIN designated LIN-V8K was among the droids on board the sandcrawler that Rebel droids R2-D2 and C-3PO were brought aboard during the secret mission to the planet Tatooine. Along with the rest of the droids on board, it was brought out for display at the Lars moisture farm; however, the LIN unit was not selected for purchase by the moisture farmer Owen Lars.
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