Craft: Baktoid Armor Workshop Single Trooper Aerial Platform (STAP)
Type: Airhook Speeder
Skill: Repulsorlift Ops
Cargo Capacity: None
Move: 110/400 kmh
Body Strength: 2D
2 Blaster Cannons (fire linked)
Fire Arc: front
Skill: Vehicle Blasters
Fire Control: 2D
Altitude Range: Ground level-20 meters
Cost: 4800 credits
Background: The Single Trooper Aerial Platform, or simply STAP, was a repulsorcraft used by the Trade Federation and later the Confederacy of Independent Systems. It was often piloted by a single B1-series battle droid as a reconnaissance and patrol vehicle.
The STAP was a Baktoid Armor Workshop product designed by Trade Federation engineers, who were inspired by civilian airhooks. These similar craft were re-engineered for greater performance and reliability, and were purpose-built to be piloted by a B1-series battle droid, as their humanoid frames were more suited to control the vehicles. Slim and lightweight, the tiny repulsorlift craft was fueled by high-voltage energy cells, which powered drive turbines providing the STAP with impressive speed and maneuverability. The agile vessels were typically bolstered by signals from an orbital Droid Control Ship, which skillfully guided the STAP’s pilots. However, battle droids were exposed to enemy fire while riding the fragile craft. The vehicles were armed with a pair of forward-mounted blaster cannons.