Star Wars - STAP Speeder Bike Free Paper Model Download

Star Wars - STAP Speeder Bike Free Paper Model Download

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Star Wars - STAP Speeder Bike Free Paper Model DownloadThis  papercraft is a STAP (Single Trooper Aerial Platform) Speeder Bike (Swoop Bike) in 1:50 and 1:35 scale , fast transport that use repulsorlift engines in the fictional Star Wars universe. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi includes a prominent speeder bike chase; speeders and swoops also appear in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars IV: A New Hope, and the Star Wars Expanded Universe's books, comics, and games, the paper model was created by Sean Kelly.

The STAP was an agile flying machine designed for use by the Trade Federation's and Confederacy of Independent Systems' . Single Trooper Aerial Platforms were similar in design to personal repulsorlift airhooks used for both civilian and military purposes. Designed to travel fast, the STAP's only weapon was a twin blaster cannon connected to it. High voltage energy cells powered the machine.

Each STAP was piloted by a single B1 battle droid that stood on a long foot panel, gripping a pair of handles that controlled its weapons and were used to pilot the craft. B1 battle droids usually piloted these STAPs. STAPs utilized by the Trade Federation prior to the Clone Wars tended to be brown in color; Separatist STAPs were predominantly blue with white triangular markings.

The STAP was used for scouting and anti-personnel hunting operations, and would occasionally be used in open battle to harass enemy forces. Because of its open design, STAP units were vulnerable to enemy heavy weapons, making them rely on their speed and agility to dodge enemy fire. There was also a heavy STAP with larger laser cannons and a missile launcher. It was the counterpart to the Republic 74-Z speeder bike.

You can download the paper model template here: Star Wars - STAP Speeder Bike Free Paper Model Download

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