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AT-PT NEGVV
All Terrain Personal Transport
Production information
Manufacturer

Kuat Drive Yards[1]

Product line

All Terrain

Model

All Terrain Personal Transport[2]

Class

Walker[1]

Cost
  • New: AurebeshSans-Serif credit60,000[1]
  • Used: AurebeshSans-Serif credit36,000[1]
Technical specifications
Length

4 meters[1]

Height/depth

3 meters[1]

Maximum speed

60 km/h (over flat terrain)[3]

Armament
Crew
Passengers

1 (in emergencies)[1]

Cargo capacity

150 kg[1]

Consumables

2 days[2]

Usage
Availability

Military[2]

Role(s)
  • Heavy cavalry
  • Heavy strike mech[4]
Era(s)
Affiliation
"Sure, they don't look like much. But when you're trapped on Eos, where the electromagnetic fields keep 'advanced' airspeeders grounded, you'll wish you had a whole fleet of AT-PTs."
―Imperial commander Brenn Tantor[src]

The All Terrain Personal Transport (AT-PT) was a light anti-infantry walker used by the Galactic Republic and, later, the Galactic Empire. It was manufactured by Rothana Heavy Engineering, a subsidiary of Kuat Drive Yards. Made to take a single trooper into an intense combat situation on his own, it was the basis for the AT-ST and AT-AT.

CharacteristicsEdit

AT-PT schem
AT-PT schematics.

AT-PTs were made to take single troopers into intense combat situations on their own, with the firepower of a squad. They stood only three meters tall, and were driven by AT-PT pilots.

The walkers were capable of speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour and climb a 45-degree angle, and hydraulic adjusters kept the unit balanced. The vehicles carried a long-range comm antenna for patrols. The main drive unit provided power and hydraulic pressure for the two legs, and featured cooling vents. The cockpit entry hatch was on the side,[5] while the emergency flare launcher was just above the viewport.[7]

The AT-PT was — compared to its intended threat, enemy soldiers — heavily armored, enough so that most small-arms fire couldn't penetrate the craft's armor. The walker was armed with twin blaster cannons and one concussion grenade launcher, which were only effective against infantry. The walker's superior agility made up for its light armor (in comparison to most other cavalry units).

The units often traveled in packs for increased firepower.[7]

AT-PTs were upgraded versions of Light All Terrain Personal Transport, and were constructed at Imperial Mech Factories.[4]

HistoryEdit

AT-PT
An AT-PT.

The AT-PT was designed for the Galactic Republic decades before the Clone Wars, but during the wars, the Republic found a need for a small, anti-personnel walker, and the AT-PT became more relevant. It was one of the earliest AT series transports.

The AT-PT was a limited production model, the majority of which were stationed aboard the Dreadnaught-class cruisers of the legendary Katana fleet, and many were lost when the fleet itself vanished.

Many of the concepts pioneered in the AT-PT were used in the AT-AP, AT-ST and the AT-AT.

During the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire utilized a number of the walkers. They were often used as sentries and patrol vehicles near Imperial installations.

Imperial commander Brenn Tantor ordered the use of AT-PTs in several battlefronts prior to his defection.[8] Tantor also used them during the Battle of Eos.[9]

All Terrain Personal Transport
An AT-PT in the field.

Large numbers of AT-PTs were used in the Battle of Ralltiir soon after the Battle of Yavin, where most of them were destroyed by Luke Skywalker and Rogue Squadron.[10] Three AT-PTs were carried aboard a Sentinel-class landing craft during the search for the starship Nonnah. They also guarded a supply base on the Jade Moon. Several were also on Gerrard V during the planet's liberation. Soon after, Rebel Alliance commandos stole three AT-PTs from the Weapons Research Facility on Fest; they were protected during their escape by the Rebel flight group Rogue Squadron.[6] The Sith Lord and Supreme Commander of the Imperial Military Darth Vader used AT-PTs during the Reytha campaign and the Battle of Zaloriis. A number of AT-PTs also served as part of Blizzard Force under Vader's command during the Battle of Hoth.[4] AT-PTs also patrolled an Imperial prison in the Maw. The Star Destroyer Motivator carried a group of AT-PTs, which escaped from the ship's wreckage during the Battle of Kothlis.[11]

The m'Yalfor'ac Order in Guiteica used some three dozen of AT-PTs during the Rebellion era. Due to the AT-PT being designed for Human users, and to the Order being composed almost exclusively by Bitthævrians (who were larger than Humans), the Order's AT-PTs were commonly piloted by short Bitthævrians. It was believed that the Order took control of those AT-PTs by boarding a pirate ship in one of the rare situations where Bitthævrians left Guiteica.[12]

The walkers of the Katana fleet, along with the fleet itself, were rediscovered by the New Republic, and were used in the Republic's war with Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Behind the scenesEdit

In Alliance Intelligence Reports, the cost of an AT-PT was specified as 15,000 credits and its capacity as 25 kilograms; those stats were superseded by later publications.

The walkers first appeared in Timothy Zahn's novel Dark Force Rising. In the 2001 video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, the AT-PTs serve as the Empire's Heavy Strike Mech unit.

Originally the AT-PT's forward viewport was restricted to a small window near the roof, with a large anti-glare panel below it. Sometime after its first appearance in the West End Games' Dark Force Rising Sourcebook the anti-glare panel was mistaken for the lower half of the viewport, and almost every image of the walker since then has carried over this mistake.

AppearancesEdit

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SourcesEdit

Trandoshans At-PT EotE by Christopher Burdett
Two Trandoshans escorting an AT-PT

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit


Walkers of the Galactic Republic
Reconnaissance/light support
All Terrain Experimental Transport · All Terrain Personal Transport
All Terrain Recon Transport · All Terrain Advance Raider · All Terrain Scout Transport
Heavy support/troop transport
All Terrain Armored Transport · All Terrain Heavy Enforcer
All Terrain Open Transport · All Terrain Tactical Enforcer
Self-propelled artillery
All Terrain Attack Pod · Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery
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Walkers of the Galactic Empire
Reconnaissance/light support
All Terrain Advance Raider · All Terrain Exploration Droid
Light All Terrain Personal Transport · All Terrain Personal Transport
All Terrain Recon Transport · All Terrain Scout Transport
All Terrain Scout Transport/Assault · Mountain Terrain Scout Transport
Heavy support/troop transport
All Terrain Armored Transport · All Terrain Tactical Enforcer
All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (cargo transport) · Shadow AT-AT
Self-propelled artillery
All Terrain Attack Pod · Self-Propelled Medium Artillery
All Terrain Anti-Aircraft · All Terrain Ion Cannon
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