Date destroyed: 0 BBY, Yavin system
Manufacturer: Industrial Automaton
Product line: R-series
Model: R2 series astromech droid
Class: Astromech droid
Height: 0.96 meters
Sensor color: Black
Plating color: Black and gray
Planetary Systems: 4D
Astrogation 5D, Space Transports 3D, Starfighter Piloting 3D, Starship Weapons 4D
Computer Programming/Repair4D, Starfighter Repair 5D*
* Astromech droids, if acting in co-pilot capacity, may attempt starship repairs while in flight.
Three wheeled legs (one retractable)
Retractable heavy grasper arm (lifting skill at 2D)
Retractable fine work grasper arm
Extendable 0.3 metre long video sensor (360o rotation)
Small electric arc welder (1D to 5D damage, 0.3 metre range)
Small circular saw (4D damage, 0.3 metre range)
Video display screen
Small (20cm. by 8 cm.) internal "cargo" area
Some additional tools and equipment
Description: R2-F2 was an R2 series astromech droid that served as part of Red Squadron in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War against the Galactic Empire. It flew with rebel pilot Biggs Darklighter, and the pair were stationed at the moon Yavin 4's Great Temple.
In 0 BBY, Red Squadron were deployed to try and destroy the Imperial Death Star superweapon and flew in a T-65B X-wing starfighter. The Alliance's X-wing starfighters were at first used to draw away fire from the BTL-A4 Y-wing assault starfighter/bombers of Gold Squadron by engaging enemy TIE/ln space superiority starfighters or turrets. After most of the bombers were destroyed, Darklighter and R2-F2 were part of an attempted attack run on the Death Star's vulnerable thermal exhaust port; however, they were both killed during the run by the Sith Lord Darth Vader.
R2-F2 was the designation of an R2 series astromech droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton. During the Galactic Civil War between the Alliance to Restore the Republic and the Galactic Empire, it served in the Alliance's Massassi Group, which was based out of their headquarters in the Great Temple on the moon Yavin 4. The astromech droid flew with the Rebel pilot Biggs Darklighter as Red Three in the Rebel Alliance Starfighter Corps' Red Squadron.
When the Empire's Death Star superweapon arrived in the Yavin system in 0 BBY, R2-F2 and Darklighter completed their pre-flight checks together then launched with the rest of Red Squadron in order to try and destroy the battle station before it could obliterate Yavin 4. The Red Squadron starfighters were tasked with drawing fire away from the BTL-A4 Y-wing assault starfighter/bombers of Gold Squadron, who made an attack run on the Death Star's one weakness: its thermal exhaust port
Gold Squadron were mostly destroyed during their failed attack run, leaving Red Squadron to attempt runs on the port instead. Darklighter and R2-F2 flew with pilots Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles down the Death Star's meridian trench toward the port, but before they could reach it, Darklighter and R2-F2 were killed when the Sith Lord Darth Vader shot down their X-wing starfighter. The Death Star was ultimately destroyed when Skywalker managed to launch a proton torpedo down the exhaust port.
R2-F2 had black and gray paneling and a black sensor. Like all R2 units, it stood 0.96 meters (3ft 2in) tall.