Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
The Arakyd Industries R-4 recon droids were equipped with a repulsorlift for propulsion and was armed with a blaster. In addition to this, these units were also equipped with an internal orbital strike beacon that could be activated remotely by the droid's owner. This beacon could call upon a small orbital strike from any ally starships in orbit. The device required a few seconds to power up, but the R-4 was completely mobile even when it was activated, allowing it to evade incoming blaster shots from enemies during the time it is activated.
The R-4 recon droid, which was 0.75 meters in diameter,[source?] was identical to the R-1 recon droid, as well as the Mark IV recon droid, reconnaissance droids also produced by Arakyd Industries during the Clone Wars. The earlier R-1's design was similar to that of a DRK-1 Dark Eye probe droid, a Sith design.
During the Galactic Civil War, the R-4 recon droid was used for battlefield reconnaissance and orbital strike spotting. The R-4 was used by both the Galactic Empire and its scout troopers and the Rebel Alliance's Marksmen on numerous battlefronts.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, clone snipers, droid snipers, scout troopers, and Rebel Marksmen all carried recon droids to the battlefield. Although all the recon droids were identical, the Star Wars Battlefront: Prima Official Game Guide lists them as different models of each other. The clone sharpshooters' recon droids were called the R-1 recon droids, the droid snipers had Mark IV recon droids, and the Rebel marksmen and scout troopers both had R-4 recon droids. In-game, however, no model designation is giving of each weapon and equipment. By Star Wars: Battlefront II, all the recon droids from its game guide were classified as the Mark IV models and the orbital beacon had been replaced with a self-destruct mechanism.
- Star Wars: Battlefront (First appearance)
Notes and referencesEdit