An armor platoon was a formation in the Imperial Army.
Armor platoons generally fielded between thirty-four and forty-two men, spread between either four heavy vehicles—each staffed by four- or five-man crews—or eight medium or light vehicles, with a three man crew apiece. An additional vehicle, the command vehicle, was generally a medium vehicle modified with a secondary gun cupola mounting a heavy repeating blaster. The heavy vehicle configuration was the most common.
Armor platoons also incorporated two heavy transport vehicles which carried spare parts and supplies for the platoon. Each HTV was staffed by a three-man crew who doubled as mechanics, and a staff of four technicians. These technicians were familiar with the workings of each vehicle under their care, but each technician specialized in a certain field; weapons systems, armor maintenance, control circuits, and engine/power transmission. The vehicles of an armor platoon were generally repulsorlift tanks, but some units employed walkers or other heavy vehicles.
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- Imperial Sourcebook
- Imperial Sourcebook, Second Edition
- Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide