The Shadow AT-AT was an All Terrain Armored Transport walker covered with gleaming black armor. Utilized by the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War fought against the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the Shadow AT-AT was created solely for the purpose of intimidating enemy forces rather than performing stealth operations. The Alliance's soldiers found the Shadow AT-AT to be one of the most frightening specters on the battlefield.
An All Terrain Armored Transport manufactured by Kuat Drive Yards, the Shadow AT-AT was an assault walker covered with gleaming black armor. The Shadow AT-AT stood at an imposing height of 15.5 meters, was armed with blasters and laser cannons, and was capable of carrying forty Imperial stormtroopers.
The Shadow AT-AT was never intended to conduct stealth operations. Instead, it was created solely for intimidation, which the walker's black armor effectively helped to enhance. The Empire typically deployed the Shadow AT-AT during night operations or on the dark surfaces of sunless planets as a way of instilling terror into the minds of enemies. The Shadow AT-AT functioned as a troop transport and assault walker.
During the Galactic Civil War fought between the Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the Imperial Military utilized the Shadow AT-AT as a terror weapon. The sudden appearance of a massive Shadow AT-AT emerging out of the night with weapons blazing was among the most frightening things that the Alliance's troops faced.
Behind the scenes
- (First mentioned)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and references
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 142 ("Shadow AT-AT")