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"My armor is like my second skin. I'm being serious: sometimes I totally forget I even have it on and I fall asleep in it."
―Sabine Wren[src]

Mandalorian armor referred to the traditional armor worn by the human warrior clans of Mandalore. Common traits included a helmet with a T-shaped visor that concealed their faces, and armaments like whipcord throwers, flamethrowers and jetpacks.

The Mandalorians' bloody history made their armor an iconic symbol of fear. The bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett wore customized Mandalorian armor, although neither Fett was a Mandalorian warrior.

HistoryEdit

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Members of Death Watch wore traditional armor in honor of their ancestral way of life.

The ancient Mandalorian crusaders wore helmets over cloaks.[3] After encountering the Jedi during the early crusades, the Mandalorian-Jedi War began and it was during this period that the Mandalorians created their signature armor, weaponry and fighting style in order to combat the Jedi Knights and their Force abilities.[4] By the Mandalorian Civil War, two styles of this armor had emerged—the formidable traditional armor of the warrior clans like Death Watch, and those of the pacifist New Mandalorians.[1] Death Watch's female warriors, the Nite Owls, wore a different set of armor.[5]

Jango Fett wore Mandalorian armor, though Prime Minister Almec expressed bewilderment as to how since Fett was a bounty hunter rather than a Mandalorian.[1] The Kaminoans who cloned him to create the Grand Army of the Republic took inspiration from his suit for the clone trooper armor.[2]

After Fett was killed by Jedi Master Mace Windu during the Battle of Geonosis, his helmet was used by Boba as a bomb in an attempt on Windu's life.[6] By the Age of the Empire, Boba had acquired his own Mandalorian armor.[7]

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The Mandalorians who were loyal to Maul redesigned their armor to symbolize their new allegiance.

The former Sith Lord Darth Maul became ruler of Mandalore during the Clone Wars, causing his followers in Death Watch to customize their armor with painted helmets and horns resembling the Dathomirian Nightbrother.[8]

The Protectors of Concord Dawn wore lighter armor that strongly resembled the uniforms of Imperial TIE fighter pilots and AT-AT pilots.[9]

Sometime after the Battle of Endor, a seemingly acid-corroded yet complete set of Mandalorian armor somehow ended up in storage in a Jawa sandcrawler on Tatooine. A man named Adwin Charu, who was on the sandcrawler looking for goods on behalf of his employer Lorgan Movellan, happened upon a crate containing the armor. Before he could take it, however, Cobb Vanth, a local man who had assisted in gaining Charu access to the sandcrawler, shot Charu in the shoulder and took the armor for his own.[10]

DesignEdit

Traditional Mandalorian armor consisted of a helmet, shoulder pauldrons, vambraces, breastplate, codpiece, kneepads, thigh and shin guards clasped over a body stocking. Mandalorian helmets often had a macrobinocular viewplate, tactical displays,[11] a comlink and an antenna tipped with a rangefinder that could be pulled over the viewplate to enhance imagery.[2] Sabine Wren programmed a holo-imager in her rangefinder to take snapshots.[12] They wore magnetized shoes.[13]

Mandalorian vambraces were computer-controlled tools bristling with weaponry[12] designed to combat the abilities of a Jedi.[14] They potentially included:

Sabine Mando vambraces

Sabine Wren holds up a pair of Mandalorian Vambraces.

The Mandalorians used many models of jetpacks, including the Z-6 jetpack, to increase maneuverability in combat as well as fly. These were often tipped with a launcher that were used to fire anti-vehicle homing missiles. However, they could also be used to fire a grappling hook linked to an internal winch. Gyro-stabilizers made it easy to maneuver in the air, although the tank only contained enough fuel for twenty short bursts of flight.[2]

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