- "Ah, there's not a feeling in this galaxy like riding a hundred-ton walker right through the middle of a combat zone, huh, kid?"
- ―Bex Kolos
The Manka-class armored transport, also known as an APC, was a model of armored walkers in use by both the forces of the Republic and the reconstituted Sith Empire during the Great Galactic War, the Cold War, and Galactic War. Making up part of the Republic's armored vehicle units, the Manka-class armored transport saw use on battlefields across the galaxy, including extensive use across Ord Mantell during the Separatist War, as well as on Balmorra, Voss, and Corellia, throughout the period of conflict between the two galactic powers. It was also present in the city of Olaris, Taris, during the Taris Resettlement Initiative.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The Manka-class armored transport functioned as a quadrupedal walker with a central body, designed to carry up to 16 infantrymen, and plated in Durasteel armor which enabled it to transport ground forces into areas too risky for shuttles. Connected via a short "neck" was an armored cockpit, which had the mobility to turn and view targets through its small, reinforced windows, with the addition of scopes, and housed the two primary blaster cannons.
Four legs carried the walker over ground, and were protected by additional armor plating. Attached to the legs were its "feet", which were equipped with stabilizing grasping claws. On either side were two ball-mounted twin cannons providing the walker cover on its port and starboard sides. On the back of the hull were two smaller turrets to provide covering fire when deploying or withdrawing ground troops. To give access to its transport compartment, the whole rear hull was deployed, ending with a telescopic ramp.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 1 (First appearance) (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne