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Homing spider droid
Production information
Manufacturer

Baktoid Armor Workshop[1]

Model

OG-9 homing spider droid[2]

Class

Walker

Cost

70,000 credits[2]

Technical specifications
Height/depth

7.32 meters[1]

Maximum speed

50 km/h[2] to 90 km/h[1]

Armament
Crew

Integrated droid brain[2]

Usage
Availability

Military[2]

Role(s)

Self-propelled artillery

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation
"It is fortunate that these clone troopers know no fear."
Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi, upon first seeing the homing spider droid

The OG-9 homing spider droid, sometimes referred to as the spider walker, was a droid walker manufactured for anti-vehicular combat by the Commerce Guild before and during the Clone Wars.

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Characteristics

Like the Republic's Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery walkers, it was effective against both ground-based and airborne targets and was designed to transport a large and devastating weapon throughout the battlefield. The homing spider droid's round, armored body contained a volatile reactor. If the core was breached, the reactor violently exploded.

Homing spider droids surrounded by battle droids during the Battle of Geonosis.

The homing spider could cover wide areas of the battlefield with its four all-terrain legs. Because of its great height and extendable hydraulics, the walker could position its homing laser above enemy targets or move to higher ground to blast at air vehicles. However, the legs were vulnerable to damage, and if just one hydraulic leg was disabled, the entire vehicle would crash to the ground. Despite its weaknesses, the homing spider could walk along the bottom of seabeds, fully submerged in water, as well as scale steep cliffs.[3]

The spider walker's chief weapon was a laser emplacement mounted atop the droid's round body. This circular dish fired a precision homing laser that could be maintained until the drone's internal power supply was finished. This sustained firepower allowed the homing spider to weaken shields, destroy armored vehicles and sycthe down troop formations.[4]

An antipersonnel cannon below the walker's round body could be used for close-quarters combat, while a retractable ion cannon could be added to disable starships or other powerful vehicles. There were also weapon mounts that allowed other armaments to be fixed to the droid. Sensor equipment fitted into the homing spider, enabled it to target and keep track of moving enemy targets.[4]

Homing spider droids were distinguished by a number code alone and did not have developed personalities or long-term memory modules. Instead, they possessed an internal logic processor and military protocols for long-ranged missions, but the droids were often programmed to receive orders directly from a central control computer.

History

Homing spider droids alongside AATs at the Battle of Felucia.

The homing spider droid was developed by Baktoid Armor Workshop prior to its dissolution by the Trade Federation not long after the Invasion of Naboo. During Baktoid's final days the company tried to sell many of its designs, and the Commerce Guild purchased several droid models, including the spider walker.

Like the other combat automata deployed by the Commerce Guild, the homing spider droids were originally developed to enforce the Guild's laws and to ensure that its customers paid their debts, as well as to protect Guild assets.[5]

The homing spider droid first appeared during the Battle of Geonosis in the service of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, where spider droids such as unit 81 fought against the Grand Army of the Republic. During that battle, they provided protection for Trade Federation Lucrehulk-class core ships and annihilated whole contingents of enemy All Terrain Tactical Enforcers, although they were subdued by LAAT/i strikes.[6]

After Geonosis, homing spider droids became common staples of Confederate armies. They were used fairly extensively in the Dark Reaper Crisis early in the war, although they were often destroyed by Jedi-piloted TX-130 Saber-class fighter tanks.[7] A number of droids were used in the defense of the Commerce Guild world of Felucia[8], and many destroyed units remained there as late as 2 BBY.[9]

Following the execution of the Separatist Council by Darth Sidious's new apprentice, Darth Vader, these units were de-activated.[8]

Appearances

An OG-9 homing spider droid.
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter (First appearance)
  • Jedi Quest: The Final Showdown
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Boba Fett: Crossfire
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
  • The Artist of Naboo
  • Jedi: Mace Windu
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 1"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 4"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 20"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 21"
  • Jedi: Shaak Ti
  •  "Impregnable" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 7
  • Star Wars Republic: The Battle of Jabiim
  • Jedi Trial
  • Routine Valor
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 22"
  • Boba Fett: A New Threat
  •  "The Brink" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 4
  • Reversal of Fortune
  • Star Wars Republic: The Siege of Saleucami
  •  "Orders" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 4
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
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Non-canonical appearances

Sources

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
  3. Star Wars: Clone Wars
  4. 4.0 4.1 The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
  5.  Homing spider droid in the Databank
  6. Star Wars: Complete Locations
  7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (video game)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  9. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (video game)
Major vehicles of the Confederacy of Independent Systems
Repulsorcraft
Armored Assault Tank - Ground Armored Tank - Heavy Missile Platform
Multi-Troop Transport - Trade Federation troop carrier - Single Trooper Aerial Platform
Heavy Artillery Gun - Multi-Utility Transport - Mechanized Assault Flyer - Droid transport carrier - Super tank
Walkers
OG-9 homing spider droid - Octuptarra combat tri-droid - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike - DSD1 dwarf spider droid
Wheeled/tracked
NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcer - IG-227 Hailfire-class droid tank - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike
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