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So...This strike me way back then but I didn't really care about it. But how is it that Walkers are favored over more conventional and repulsorcraft technology by both the Republic and later Imperial factions? Walker's are nice but they prove very useless when it comes to maneuverability and effectiveness whereas hover based vehicles are more practical when it comes to combat.-Boba fett 32 (talk) 05:12, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
This was answered in The Essential Guide to Warfare, if you haven't already read it. Walkers' weapons systems had more range because of their height, they were good psychological weapons, and their crews are protected by mines because of the legs of the walker are taller than the range of the mine's explosion. Repulsorlift vehicles, however, have limited range, and their drive systems and crew are more vulnerable to be damaged by mines and grenades. Walkers can also go through deflector shield perimeters, while repulsor lifts cannot. If you want to know more, page 130 of Warfare has a bit more. Hope that helps. 501stdogma(talk) 13:19, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
Indeed and I would only add that Walkers can also be used to scale up cliffs or steep fortifications while repulsor craft can not. Of course we also remember how well speeders do in battles within deeply forested areas.22.214.171.124 22:45, June 30, 2013 (UTC)
But wait! So in some comic books (Empire: The Shadows of their Fathers, Star Wars Republic: The Battle Of Jabiim, etc) has shown that swoop bikes and AAT tanks travel with no noticeable struggle. How is this? —Unsigned comment byBoba fett 32 (talk • contribs).