All Terrain Recon Transport (AT-RT walker)Edit
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Galactic Republic, clone trooper
Picket and pathfinder walker
Kuat Drive Yards
From the MoviesEdit
While clone troopers were best deployed in large numbers, articulated battlefield armor such as this Republic scout walker transformed a single clone trooper into a formidable anti-infantry unit. Designed primarily as a reconnaissance vehicle, this two-legged open-cockpit walker is nonetheless swift and heavily armed, letting a clone trooper cut through battle droids easily. It was employed in such campaigns as the Battle of Kashyyyk. It was the precursor to the All Terrain Scout Transport seen during the Galactic Civil War.
From the Expanded UniverseEdit
All Terrain Recon Transports (AT-RT walkers) are typically used in police support, civil defense, or after-battle mop-up missions as it is too small to pose a threat against large armored targets. Its lightweight build can outpace the AT-PT (All Terrain Personal Transport), but it lacks the armored cabin that its slower cousin has. The walker is armed with a single nose-mounted repeating laser.
Behind the ScenesEdit
The script refers to this single-man walker as a modified scout walker. Designed by TJ Frame, it was to be part of an extended scene where Yoda distracts some mutinous clone troopers by acting like a crazy hermit. Chewbacca would have then climbed up the back of the walker and removed the pilot, in a move very similar to his boarding of the AT-ST in Return of the Jedi. The scene was ultimately cut out. Animation Supervisor Rob Coleman had his team of animators closely studied the stop-motion animation of the scout walkers in the original trilogy, so they could digitally recreate some of the original funkiness of movement inherent in the hand-animated styl