23X was the designation of a Galactic Republic All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (AT-TE), a walker[2] designed by Rothana Heavy Engineering and produced by Kuat Drive Yards.[1] Deployed in 22 BBY during the First Battle of Geonosis by the Grand Army of the Republic against the secessionist Separatists,[8] the walker was one of numerous weapons and vehicles acquired by Jedi Master Yoda, who had delayed his arrival to the planet Geonosis to retrieve these military supplies.[2] Like all AT-TE walkers, 23X was 13.2 meters in length,[3] 5.32 meters wide and 5.02 meters tall.[4] It could achieve a maximum speed of 60 km/h[5] and had a cargo capacity of 10 metric tons.[7] Armed with six anti-personnel laser cannons and a single mass-driver cannon, the walker was manned by at least four crew members—a pilot, a spotter[5] and at least two gunners/technicians.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Jedi Master Yoda delayed his arrival on Geonosis to acquire weapons and vehicles, including this assault walker."
―AT-TE Walker 23X flavour text[src]

AT-TE Walker 23X was the subject of a card released in 2002 by Wizards of the Coast for the Star Wars Trading Card Game's first expansion, Attack of the Clones.[2]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 TCGsmall Star Wars Trading Card Game - Attack of the Clones (TCG) (Card: AT-TE Walker 23X)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels, confirmed by SWicon Welcome some BCaT VIPs on Message Boards. Posted by Leland Y Chee on May 8, 2006 at 10:05 AM. (content now obsolete; backup link) "...AT-TE debate (Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels has the current official length).."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 The Official Star Wars Fact File 52
  6. 6.0 6.1 The card image of 23X depicts the mass-driver cannon and the four forward-facing laser cannons firing. According to The Official Star Wars Fact File, a minimum of 2 gunners/technicians are thus required.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
  8. The New Essential Chronology
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