Sideshow Collectibles is proud to announce the S.T.A.P. and Battle Droid Sixth Scale Figure Set. The detailed S.T.A.P. (Single Trooper Aerial Platform) vehicle comes mounted on a specially engineered base that allows for a wide range of motion and positioning and is piloted by an fully articulated Battle Droid Sixth Scale figure. Measuring approximately 13.5 inches tall, the S.T.A.P. and Battle Droid Sixth Scale Vehicle and Figure set makes an outstanding addition to any Star Wars collection.
STAPs (Single Trooper Aerial Platforms) are lightweight reconnaissance and patrol vehicles used by the Trade Federation army. Incorporating repulsorlift technology, the STAP is a slim, agile craft piloted by a single B1 battle droid. Sporting a pair of blaster cannons and an open design, STAPs rely on their speed and agility to dodge enemy fire and are often deployed as support vehicles in conjunction with larger craft.
Each STAP was piloted by a single B1 battle droid that stood on a long foot panel, gripping a pair of handles that controlled its weapons and were used to pilot the craft.B1 battle droids usually piloted these STAPs. STAPs utilized by the Trade Federation prior to the Clone Wars tended to be brown in color; Separatist STAPs were predominantly blue with white triangular markings.
The STAP-1 was used for scouting and anti-personnel hunting operations, and would occasionally be used in open battle to harass enemy forces. Because of its open design, STAP units were vulnerable to enemy heavy weapons, making them rely on their speed and agility to dodge enemy fire.
STAPs were used extensively during the Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY, where Trade Federation forces used them to great effect against the Naboo security teams and to subjugate the local populace. [source: wookiepedia]
Later, they would be used during the Clone Wars, especially during the Dark Reaper Crisis, on planets such as Raxus Prime, alongside heavy armored vehicles.
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