An Imperial bombtrooper

Bombtroopers or bomb squad stormtroopers, were an elite class of Imperial stormtrooper trained in the activation and deactivation of explosive charges.



They wore specially modified heavy fire resistant armor for flame precautions.For further aid, a long hood covered the faceplate and they all wore safety helmets.They carried their tools in large round cases.


Captain Hugo Treece dispatched a group of bombtroopers led by Sergeant Vollot to Bespin's Cloud City, shortly after the Battle of Hoth to scan for and disarm bombs set there by revolting Ugnaughts after the Empire took over Cloud City. A talking bomb invented by the Ugnaughts tricked the bombtroopers into destroying themselves when it had them arm the explosive rather than disarm it.