Sandtroopers are a specialized form of Stormtrooper whose armor and training allowed them to be stationed in worlds with large deserts. Present in Episode IV during the search for the death Star plans on the hot planet of Tatooine, the key features in their armor and helmet design are highlighted. It is explained that their helmets have a specialized sand filtration feature and their armor have been fitted with cooling fans. They also carry a supply pack with extra food rations and water in case of being stranded on the more barren parts of these worlds. While on Tatooine they utilized the native dewback creature for transportation.
The Star Wars stormtrooper is as iconic as the Jedi thought this epic saga. Representing the brute force of both the republic and galactic empire, the iconic white armor plated soldier is as easily recognized as the unique lightsaber weapon. They were most notably commanded by Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader to subdue the rebels throughout the imperial run galaxy. Described as having a “high combat effectiveness” and “harsh reputation” they are often deployed throughout the galaxy to maintain order. Most often seen in squadrons or legions, the classic white Stormtrooper armor is crafted for space and some terrestrial battles. Variations in armor depending on the terrain and mission are present in the Star Wars universe, and can provide you with options on customizing your own Stormtrooper costume.
Not to be confused with the similar-looking Clone trooper, the helmet and chest plate are different in each respective suit of armor.
Sandtrooper Costume: The Basics
Sandtrooper Costume: Accessories
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