Razor Squadron was one of the Elite Galactic Republic squadrons that was active during the Clone Wars, and typically flew Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry gunships and customized Aggressive ReConnaissance-170 starfighters on special ops missions from Coruscant to Nelvaan, Geonosis, and Cato Neimoidia.
Razor Squadron Pilots Edit
Razor Squadron Pilots were regarded as the most elite pilots in the republic. Their reputation was supported by their low death count as a squadron compared to other Republic Pilot squadrons. With advanced training, they were a perfect fit for special forces such as the ARCRazor was a squadron attached to the Advanced Recon Commandos. These squads underwent advanced "aggressive reconnaissance" training, as taught by Advanced Recon Commandos, to equip them with the skills necessary to survive the varied and treacherous mission profiles to which they were assigned. The elite squads of Razor Squadron served with distinction during the Outer Rim Sieges, providing crucial intelligence and support during campaigns to such major Separatist home worlds as Nelvaan, Cato Neimoidia, and Geonosis. Razor Squadron pilots typically operated a variety of vehicles and vessels, including Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry gunships. During the later stages of the conflict, Razor Squadron was outfitted with ARC-170 starfighters, which they repainted with blue "tiger-stripe" wing designs and nose art of the rancor. Mirroring the jaig eye motifs the squad used on their helmets, these markings were most likely derived from the Mandalorian shriek-hawk, thereby further displaying their distinction as having acquired elite status. This decorative style was similar in appearance and color to the design on LAAT/i Gunship used by The Muunilinst 10 during a mission led by CPT Fordo to extract Jedi from Hypori early on during the Clone Wars
Although there were many Razor Pilots, in comic's and shows there is only one reference to a pilot with a name.
Ekker was a Razor Squadron Pilot that worked extremely close with ARC Alpha's, Specifically Alpha-77 Fordo and his squad. He was tasked with infiltrating a shot down Acclamtor class ship that Jedi General Shaak Ti and Jedi General Aayla Secura were within. Once there, General Grievous was fighting Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi, when the ARC engaged and supported the general.
Ekker in the mean time engaged Super battle droids coming towards the shot down ship protecting the ARC Troopers and their mission objective. Ekker was called upon and blew through a sheet of metal to follow the order, further then engaged General Grievous, firing a barrage of blaster bullets and rockets at the enemy.
Ekker's skill was not questionable and goes to show why Razor Squadron has a reputation of being the most elite in the republic.