Type: Industrial Automaton R7 Astromech Droid
Degree: 2nd Degree
Class: Astromech Droid
Sensor Color: Red
Plating Color: Various
Personality Module: Elementary
Planetary systems 4D+2
Astrogation 7D, starfighter piloting: E-Wing 5D+1
Computer programming/repair 6D+2, security 5D, starfighter repair: E-Wing 6D
Three wheeled legs (one retractable)
Environmental compensation (the droid is adapted for a vacuum environment)
Extendable 0.3 meter long video sensor with infrared vision (360 degree rotation, night vision)
Retractable heavy grasper arm (+1D to lifting, maximum 2D)
Retractable fine worker arm
Small internal “cargo” area (1 Kg)
Size: 1 meter tall
Cost: 8,000 credits
Background: The R7-series astromech droid was an astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton during the Galactic Civil War. The R7-series was designed specifically for use with the Rebel Alliance/New Republic E-wing escort starfighter.
Development of the R7-series was a corporate secret, occurring during the media blitz that surrounded production of the R6-series astromech droid. The R7 unit featured two fixed, wheeled legs and a third retractable leg, and was heavily shielded against electrical discharges. These droids were primarily used aboard E-wing starfighters, and required significant modification to work effectively with X-wing or Y-wing starfighters. A typical R7 unit could hold up to fifteen hyperspace jump coordinates in its astrogation buffer and survive a near miss from an ion cannon.
A pirated version of the R7’s advanced droid brain was also incorporated into the Imperial XR-85 tank droid.