Scout troopers wore specially modified lightweight armor with greater flexibility than standard stormtrooper armor, and often used light repulsorlift vehicles, such as the 74-Z speeder bike, in the course of their duties, earning them the nickname "biker scouts". Although not wearing the best camouflage for a forest/jungle environment, unlike their Grand Army of the Republic predecessors, the scout troopers made up for it with speed and flexibility on a speeder bike.
Scout troopers were very different than a normal trooper. They had a special visor which helped them see better in their environment, as well as concentrating their attention directly ahead so they could steer better. However, some people did seem to have trouble with this, as at least one stormtrooper was heard talking about how the helmet impaired his vision.
Scout trooper armor was designed for maximum movement and flexibility during combat. Scout troopers wore white boots with a tan bottom, and one boot was fitted with a pistol holster. They wore a black body suit and knee pads for comfort when kneeling. Their waist armor included pouches where they held their weapons and tools. They had a groin flap for comfort when riding a speeder bike, and their chest armor was connected to their back armor, which housed a computer that powered up the suit.
Their helmets could zoom in, use night vision, turn in to polarized snow googles, and track enemies. They had limited arm armor and wore black gauntlets. They were sometimes sent to cold, snowy locations, such as Hoth, as backup for AT-STs and AT-ATs. When deployed to these locales, they would wear a varient of the standard snowtrooper armor, with a slightly modified scout trooper helmet, no kama, extra joint armor, and a special backpack that would plug directly into the speeder bike's heating systems.
Tools and weaponsEdit
Each scout trooper was fitted with these items: