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Imperial officer battle armor[6] was field armor[1] worn over the uniform of an Imperial officer[4] that consisted of a blast helmet and torso armor,[7] with a rank insignia plaque on the chest plate's upper left side and an officer's disk on either side of the helmet.[4] The armor was color-matched to the underlying uniform and there were two basic variations.[2][3][4] An earlier variation in use[3] by the year 4 BBY[8] whose chest plate and helmet was identical to that of an Imperial combat driver, minus the faceplate. Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin donned a gray version of this variant when confronting Kanan Jarrus after his capture on Lothal.[3] Officer Viggen wore the same variant during his skirmish with Commander Ryden on Imvur.[9] By 2 BBY,[10] a second variant was in use that consisted of a snowtrooper's chest armor and back plate and a helmet nearly identical to that of an AT-ST driver, along with a pair of goggles and a holster.[11] The one worn by Grand Admiral Thrawn was white, with golden shoulder boards similar to the ones on his regular tunic.[2] During the Battle of Hoth, General Maximillian Veers wore olive battle armor,[4] as well as a utility belt that contained mission data.[7]

Behind the scenesEdit

Imperial officer battle armor was originally created for the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[4] It was first identified in the episode guide for "Zero Hour,"[6] the the twenty-first and twenty-second episodes of the animated series Star Wars Rebels' third season,[2] which originally aired on March 25, 2017.[12][13]

John Mollo explored several options for the Imperial generals in The Empire Stikes Back. At one time, Veers was dubbed a "field commander" and was to appear in an Imperial tunic adorned with heavy decorative edging and multiple insignia, paired with an elaborate gorget i place of body armor. Several styles of headgear were also considered, including a wide-profile earphone cap and a decorated Imperial field cap. Mollo's final design for Veers during Battle of Hoth used elements of the snowtrooper costume for visual continuity within the Imperial ranks.[11]

Over his standard Imperial uniform, Veers wore the same vacuum-formed chest, back, and belly armor as snowtroopers. However, his armor was colored olive to match his officer uniform and finished with different greeblies than those on snowtrooper armor. Imperial-rank insignia bars were also added to match Veers' dress uniform. Finally, a sidearm holster attached to the belt ensured the general was ready for combat. Like his body armor, Veers' helmet was made from the same mold as the snowtrooper helmet, so it had the some basic shape. However, it did not have the eyepiece or vinyl bib installed in the front and the olive helmet had more decorative elements greeblies that its snowtrooper counterpart. An aluminum bar ran down the back of the helmet, along with an intricate greeblie mounted on the temple and two small "Imperial discs" on either side of the bottom corners. The interior of the helmet was also finished with olive vinyl as it was visible on camera. It was augmented with a pair of dark goggles, a chinstrap, and microphone piece. Only two helmets were created for production, but they were as a basis for the AT-ST driver helmets created for Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.[11]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 StarWars-DatabankII Grand Moff Tarkin in the Databank
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Zero Hour"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Call to Action"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  5. SWRM "Vulnerable Areas"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 17
  6. 7.0 7.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  7. The events of "Call to Action" take place between "Empire Day," which marks the beginning of the fourth year before the Battle of Yavin; and "A Princess on Lothal," which is the first known episode to take place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the fourth year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
  8. SWRM "Vulnerable Areas"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 17
  9. The events of "Zero Hour" take place after Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow, which is the first known episode to take place in the second year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the second year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
  10. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy
  11. Star Wars Rebels : Zero Hour - Part One. Screener (2017-02-08). Retrieved on February 8, 2017.
  12. Star Wars Rebels : Zero Hour - Part Two. Screener (2017-02-08). Retrieved on February 8, 2017.

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