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.
The walkers were capable of reaching speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour and could climb a 45-degree angle, with hydraulic adjusters keeping 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, while the emergency flare launcher was just above the viewport.
The AT-PT was — compared to its intended threat, enemy soldiers — heavily armored, enough so that small-arms fire could not 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.
- "I don't understand why they keep making these walkers."
- ―Rachi Sitra
The AT-PT was designed for the Galactic Republic decades before the Clone Wars, but during the war, 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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
The m'Yalfor'ac Order in Guiteica used some three dozen 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.
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.
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.
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- ↑ The Official Star Wars Fact File
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Star Wars Miniatures Battles Companion
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: Force Commander
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
- ↑ Alliance Intelligence Reports