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Bull's Eye Squadron
Bull's Eye Squadron ARC-170

Unit type:

Starfighter squadron

Strength:

Clone trooper pilots
Clone commandos

Equipment:

Aggressive ReConnaissance-170 starfighters
DC-15S blaster carbines
DC-17 hand blasters
DC-17m Interchangeable Weapon Systems

Era:

Clone Wars

This is a Class 3 article.

Bull's Eye Squadron was a clone trooper squadron that was assigned to serve in the Grand Army of the Republic's navy. They also served as a Special Operations Brigade unit.

History[]

Bull's Eye Squadron was a specialized unit that originated in 32 BBY, when the clones were commissioned.[1] The unit received extensive training and eventually graduated. The unit typically was the crew of Aggressive ReConnaissance-170 starfighters that flew on deep behind enemy cover. The unit was comprised of specialized astromech units, highly trained clone trooper pilots, and clone commandos. The unit was specially taught by Advanced Recon Commandos.[2]

During their time in the war, they served heavily in the Outer Rim sieges. In the later years, the unit painted red "tiger-stripes" wing designs and nose art, which was likely derived from the Mandalorian creature, shriek-hawk.[2] This defined their unit, setting them apart from most, mirroring only Razor Squadron's vehicle design.[2]

The pilots tended to fly their craft more aggressively than their standard clone counterparts in Red SquadronBlue Squadron, and even Captain Davijaan's Squad Seven. An elite infiltration strike and recon force, Bull's Eye Squadron focused more on strengthening defenses while striving for greater target accuracy and precision.[2] They balanced out these tactics by customizing their ships to provide more power to shields than to weapons. Razor Squadron, in contrast, used ARC-170 starfighters that were modified to provide more power to weapons due to the fact that their surgical strike/recon missions often involved taking on large military targets and facilities behind the front lines.[2]

Armor and Equipment[]

The unit was equipped with specialized ARC-170 starfighters, which they would customize with red paintings of the shriek-hawk. The troopers in the unit likely possessed specialized pilot armor in Phase I and Phase II clone trooper armors,[3] whereas the commandos possessed Katarn-class commando armor.[4] For standard hand-held armaments, the troopers likely wielded DC-15S blaster carbines, DC-17 hand blasters, and DC-17m Interchangeable Weapon Systems.

References[]

  1. Regulation 4, Clone Trooper Birth Date
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Star Wars PocketModel TCG - Base Set (Card: Bull's Eye Squadron ARC-170)
  3. DB Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link)
  4. Republic Commando: Hard Contact
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