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Encyclopedia > Single Trooper Aerial Platform

The Single Trooper Aerial Platform (STAP) is an agile flying machine designed for use by the Trade Federation's battle droids. The STAP is similar in design to personal repulsorlift airhooks use for both civilian and military use in the Star Wars galaxy. The Single Trooper Aerial Platform is an agile flying machine designed for use by the Trade Federations battle droids. ... Security Battle Droids shooting at Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn. ... A repulsorlift is an anti-gravity technology in the fictional Star Wars universe, capable of levitating any object to which it is applied. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by George Lucas during the late 1970s. ...


The STAP is designed to travel fast, up to 400 kilometers an hour over open terrain. Its weapons consist of two twin heavy blasters. The STAP is used for scouting and anti-personnel hunting operations. High voltage energy cells power the machine. The STAP is piloted by a single battle droid which stands on a long foot panel while gripping a pair of handles that control its weapons and pilots the craft.


This machine first appeared in the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace where two of the STAPs were seen pursuing the to be mentor of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, through the swamps of Naboo. At the Battle of Naboo, STAPs were made short work by Nym and the Jedi. Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars universe. ... Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi or Ben Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Naboo is a fictitious planet in the fictional Star Wars universe with a mostly green terrain and which is the homeworld of two societies: the Gungans who dwell in underwater cities and the humans who live in colonies on the surface. ... The Battle or Invasion of Naboo refers to a pre-Clone Wars conflict in the fictional Star Wars universe that occurred on the peaceful planet Naboo shortly after the Invasion of Theed (Naboos capital city) in which the organisation called the Trade Federation sent an army of battle droids...


Mini-Sub

An aquatic version of the STAP saw action in underwater battles during the Clone Wars, this Mini-Sub was bulkier than its land-version and had armor protection for the droid pilot, as well as a single, big cannon instead of twin-blasters. Many mini-subs were devoured by the riding beasts of the Mon Calamari Knights. A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... The Mon Calamari Knights are a fictional organization from the Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon series. ...


Heavy STAP

The Heavy STAP was developed by the Trade Federation after the Battle of Naboo. It sports larger laser cannons and a missile launcher. The Heavy STAP was used to scout dangerous enemy territory and to eliminate retreating enemy forces. Its disadvantages are that it is less agile than the standard STAP and has difficulty crossing certain types of terrain including rivers. The Trade Federation invasion, and later occupation, force marches on Theed The Trade Federation is a fictional organization that exists in the Star Wars universe at the time of the Galactic Republic. ... The Battle or Invasion of Naboo refers to a pre-Clone Wars conflict in the fictional Star Wars universe that occurred on the peaceful planet Naboo shortly after the Invasion of Theed (Naboos capital city) in which the organisation called the Trade Federation sent an army of battle droids...


 
 

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