Type: Arakyd Industries RA-7 protocol droid
Bureaucracy 4D, Business 3D Languages 5D
Search 5D, Lipreading 5D
Communications 5D, Security 3D
Humanoid Body (two arms, two legs, head)
Broadband photoreceptors with anti-glare coating - Improved sensor package allowing low-light vision
Interface connection port
Decorative chest plate
Two Audio Sensors - wide frequency monitoring systems
Translator unit with 3 million forms of communication
Size: 1.7 meters tall
Cost: 600 (used)
Description: The RA-7 protocol droid, also known as the RA-7 inventory droid, the RA-7 series protocol droid and nicknamed the "Death Star droid" due to its use aboard the first Death Star, was a model of protocol droid manufactured by Arakyd Industries. Produced specially for the Galactic Empire, RA-7s were almost always used as spies.
RA-7 protocol droid were distinguished by their insectoid heads, which were equipped with broadband photoreceptors featuring an anti-glare coating. Units in existence by the year 22 BBY had body plating identical to that of Cybot Galactica's 3PO unit and the TC-series protocol droid. However, this was eventually discontinued in favor of unique plating equipped with an interface connection port by 19 BBY. RA-7s stood 1.7 meters in height and were able to function as translators. Unlike most protocol droids, RA-7s had unpleasant personalities and were almost always used as spies.
RA-7 protocol droids in the galaxy
An RA-7 designated 4-A7 was used as a spy droid by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.
An RA-7 designated AP-5 served as an analyst droid for the Galactic Republic during the Ryloth campaign. Later, he became an inventory droid for the Galactic Empire before defecting to the rebellion after having his restraining bolt removed by the rebel astromech droid C1-10P.
Arakyd Industries later produced RA-7s specially for the Empire. Due to their use aboard the first Death Star, some called RA-7s "Death Star droids," though many of them found it a derogatory term as only a small percentage of the model actually worked on the battle station.
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