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"Target that fuel pod now!"
"But, sir, the fuel."
"I gave you a direct order."
Governor Arihnda Pryce and an AT-AT pilot[2]

AT-AT pilots,[3] also known as AT-AT Drivers,[4] were Imperial combat drivers specialized in operating the Imperial Army's AT-AT walkers.[3] Working in groups of two, they operated the walker's driving and firing controls, and were, in certain cases, overseen by a commander who also occupied the walker's cockpit.[5]


Pulling the strongest Imperial soldiers to become the next generation of AT-AT pilots, many considered themselves all-powerful. Almost all pilots were humans averaging 1.83 meters (6ft) in height.[6]

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AT-AT pilots wore specialized insulated suits on frozen planets such as Hoth. These suits were designed to protect their wearer if their AT-AT's pressurized cockpit was compromised, along with the AT-AT's lack of climate control. Pilots wore an all-white insulated jumpsuit along with white boots and driving gauntlets. Along with sporting a reinforced helmet and life-support pack on their chest, pilots also had a standard blaster pistol, thermal detonators, and grenades for potential ground-based encounters.[6]

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An AT-AT cockpit contained two seats on which the walker's pilots operate

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