Imperial land assault troopers, also known as Imperial Army assault troopers, were Imperial soldiers deployed with surface attack vehicles and trained to operate a variety of land war machines. Several land assault troopers were stationed aboard the first Death Star.
Behind the scenesEdit
The picture of the Imperial land assault trooper is based on unused concept art from The Empire Strikes Back of a vehicle pilot. The illustration from the Death Star Technical Companion doesn't fit the description given in the Imperial Sourcebook, which may imply that this infantry type was intended only for deployment from the Death Star. Unlike other infantry classes (such as the Imperial Army trooper), a listing of game statistics and standard equipment for the land assault trooper is not given in the back of the book, but it's stated that they wear environmental gear and sensor-equipped helmets.
The Imperial Sourcebook states that Imperial Army assault troopers are the crews of ground assault vehicles. However they wear the Army trooper gray uniform and partial body armor, which is not exactly what is seen in the movies. For more information check the Imperial Army pilot.