HISTORY: (FROM WOOKIEPEDIA)
Clone jet troopers, or aerial clone troopers, were clone troopers equipped with and trained in the use of jetpacks.
The Republic rocket-jumpers of the Old Sith Wars and Darca Nyl's airborne mercenaries from before the Invasion of Naboo may have been their
They utilized their limited flight jetpacks to rapidly cover great distances and gain aerial advantage over their enemies. The agility of the flying jet trooper made him difficult to hit and could ambush their enemies from behind. Jet troopers were made famous by Commander Cody, who would use jetpacks frequently in missions with his battalion, and the 7th Sky Corps.
Jet troopers were issued DC-15A blaster rifles or EMP Launchers and later DC-15x sniper rifles as their primary weapons, Some were also equipped with the DC-17 commando pistol, which was very powerfull and accurate, especially for its size. It also had a better cooling capacity so it could continue firing for a long period of time with overheating. They also carried EMP grenades, Thermal detonators or Detonator charges.
Jetpacks were also used by some ARC trooper units, and the jet troopers themselves were bred at a similar rate to the ARCs, but retained the uniformity of the standard clones. The extra training was to learn how to control and manipulate the jetpack. They were not, however, ARC units, and were deployed into other combat units, one being the 501st.
Jet troopers wore either green, orange or blue armor. Jet troopers sometimes wore kamas to protect their legs from fire while they were in air.
Jetpacks should not be confused with jump packs, which would later be used by the Imperial dark troopers. Jump packs simply rocket the wearer up at an angle for around 2 seconds, whereas a jetpack could be controlled and switched on and off at any point during the flight.
Two different types of jet trooper armors were in use during the Clone Wars. The first wore standard Phase I clone trooper armor with the addition of a JT-12 jetpack, while the second, and presumably later model, wore sleek, sealed armor for greater aerodynamics and an improved jetpack to operate in higher altitudes. However, the armor had less protection against enemy attacks. The Kaminoan resistance to the Galactic Empire utilized jet troopers as their primary infantry, but carried DC-15x sniper rifles as one of their primary weapons.
They were possibly the predecessor of the Imperial airtroopers, rocket troopers and Raxus Prime Troopers.