The TX-225 GAVw "Occupier" combat assault tank, also known as the TX-225A Occupier tank, or simply the Imperial combat assault tank, was a track-propelled ground assault vehicle used by the Galactic Empire, and operated by a commander and two pilots. The tank had great maneuverability in tight quarters, such as the streets of occupied cities. Its laser cannons could devastate enemy troops, and the powerful engines could transport heavy payloads.
In 0 BBY, Imperial combat assault tanks were deployed to the Holy City of Jedha during the Empire's occupation of the desert moon to transport kyber crystals. Several of Saw Gerrera's Partisans destroyed one combat assault tank and stole all of the kyber crystals that were being held on the cargo bed.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Imperial combat assault tank was created and developed for the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The tank was first revealed with the teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, on April 7, 2016. It was later identified as "Imperial Assault Hovertank" with LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets preview photos posted on Amazon, on August 8, 2016. However, the idea of an hovertank was abandoned in early stages and the former name was mistakenly used in several toy lines.
For the film, the vehicle was crafted from a real, functional tank, a flat bed Alvis Stormer, which was partially redesigned by Lucasfilm concept artists. Additionally, the tank was operated by experienced tank drivers to avoid any damage to the set.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novel
- Star Wars: Commander
- Doctor Aphra 3: Book I, Part III
- LEGO Star Wars Rogue One (Set: 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank)
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide (First identified as TX-225 GAVw "Occupier" combat assault tank)
- Rogue One Rebel Dossier (First identified as TX-225 Occupier tank)
- Star Wars: Rogue One Secret Mission
- (First identified as Imperial combat assault tank)
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 1.11 1.12 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ Malloy, Chris (August 8, 2016). First look at LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets [News]. The Brothers Brick. Archived from the original on August 9, 2016. Retrieved on August 8, 2016.
- ↑ . “@maerj2000 very early on it was a hover tank but that changed. Too late to make modifications on some early product.”
- ↑ Miller, Michael (2016-11-30). Virtual-Reality Exclusive! Go Behind the Scenes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. People.com. Retrieved on December 1, 2016.