R4-series Droid (28)Full unit name: R4-series Droid
Last updated: 04.05.2024 17:23:30
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Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
A New Hope
(MOVIE)
Relations: Industrial Automaton
Industrial Automaton
Organization
Manufacturers
Summary
Flushed with the success of their landmark R2
R2-series Astromech Droid
Droid
launch, Industrial Automaton rushed to capitalize on their new dominance of the astromech droid market. The R4-series agromech droid was a highly successful attempt to capture a new market prospect the Outer Rim urbanite who was more likely to have a souped-up landspeeder parked in their garage than an X-wing
T-65 X-Wing
Starship
Starfighter Models
. Accordingly, the R4 agromech droid was designed for life outside the pristine hangar bay. It was simpler, tougher, and cheaper than previous R3-series
R3-series Astromech Droid
Droid
models. The R4-P was a truncated Industrial Automaton R4-series droids incorperated into the Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptors
Delta-7A Interceptor
Starship
Starfighter Models
of the Jedi Order
Jedi Order
Organization
Galaxy-Wide Organizations
, which had fuselages too slim to house full-sized astromech droids. Based upon Anakin Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker
(Human)
Character
Major Characters
's alterations to R4-P17
R4-P17
(R4-series Droid)
Character
Droids
, they were modified by Kuat Systems Engineering to feature the dome of an R2-series astromech droid in place of the conical head of an R4 unit, creating what was essentially a hybrid of the two models. As a result, the R4-P could store up to ten sets of hyperspace jump coordinates in its memory, rather than the single jump of a standard R4 unit. When the Delta-7B Aethersprite-class light interceptor
Delta-7B Interceptor
Starship
Starfighter Models
gained popularity, many R4-Ps were retrofitted with standard-sized astromech bodies.

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See also
UH
Known sub-models or named units
264 (Courier Droid)
R4-B11
R4-D6
R4-E1
R4-G9
R4-H5
R4-M9
R4-P17
R4-P44
Complete list

Full unit name: R4-series Droid Last updated: 04.05.2024 17:23:30