R5-series Astromech Droid (31)
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Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
Relations: Industrial Automaton
Summary
The R5-series astromech droid was a line of low-cost astromech droids built by Industrial Automaton. Based upon the success of prior astromech models, such as the wildly popular R2-series, Industrial Automaton intended the R5-series to cater to budget buyers at the cost of some functionality. Because of their inexpensive construction, however, droids of this series were plagued by a number of design flaws most obviously, a sullen demeanor and sharp attitude resulting from deficiencies in the machine's personality matrix. Media outlets soon picked up on these errors: Mechtech Illustrated called the R5 model "a meter-tall stack of the worst business decisions you could possibly want."

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See also
Known members or units
G8-R3
R5-D4
R5-D8 (Jek Porkins' Astromech Droid)
R5-G19
R5-K6
R5-P8
R5-P9 (Ekelarc Yong's Astromech)
R5-TK
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