- "She must have hidden the plans in the escape pod. Send a detachment down to retrieve them… See to it personally Commander."
- ―Darth Vader
Sandtroopers were stormtroopers equipped to operate on desert worlds. Their armor was augmented with cooling fans and a helmet sand filter. In addition, they wore a survival backpack stocked with extra rations and water. A detachment of sandtroopers were dispatched to the surface of the planet Tatooine, where they searched for the missing Death Star plans. During the search, some troopers utilized the native dewbacks as mounts.
- Star Wars: Galactic Defense
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
- Star Wars: Commander