Droid Design Edit
Viper-class probes were known to be incredibly dangerous, with heavy armor, multiple "eyes", and a powerful laser cannon hidden under the droid's head. The main design of the Probe Droid was based off of the probes used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems in their battle droid army during the Clone Wars.
Droid History Edit
Viper-class probe droids were produced by Arakyd Industries sometime after the end of the Clone Wars and were used by the early Galactic Empire to scout the terrain of planets formerly under Separatist control. During the Galactic Civil War, several Probe Droids were used by the Empire and sent across the galaxy in a attempt to find the rebel base, in which one droid managed to do so, finding the rebel base on Hoth. During this time, some probe droids, such as D-127X, were reprogrammed by the Rebel Alliance and used against the Empire. Years after the end of the Galactic Civil War, some Viper-class droids were used by the New Republic.