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The Shadow AT-AT was an All Terrain Armored Transport walker variant utilized by the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Covered with gleaming black armor, the Shadow AT-AT was created solely for the purpose of intimidating enemy forces, rather than performing stealth operations. Rebel Alliance soldiers found the Shadow AT-AT to be one of the most frightening specters on the battlefield.

Characteristics

The Shadow AT-AT was a variant design of the Galactic Empire's All Terrain Armored Transport assault walker covered with gleaming black armor.[2] Manufactured by Kuat Drive Yards, the Shadow AT-AT stood at an imposing height of 15.5 meters. Armed with blasters and laser cannons, the Shadow AT-AT was capable of transporting forty Imperial stormtroopers.[1]

Role

The Imperial Shadow AT-AT was never intended to conduct stealth operations.[2] Instead, its sole purpose was intimidation—which the walker's black armor effectively helped to reinforce. 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.[1]

History

During the Galactic Civil War, the Imperial Military utilized the Shadow AT-AT as a terror weapon. The sudden appearance of a massive Shadow AT-AT appearing out of the night with weapons blazing was among the most frightening things Rebel Alliance troops faced.[1]

Behind the scenes

The Shadow AT-AT was first included among Hasbro's 2007 set of the Star Wars: Titanium Series line of die-cast Star Wars figurine vehicles.[1] In 2008, the Shadow AT-AT was provided an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.[2]

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Notes and references


Walkers of the Galactic Empire
Reconnaissance/light support
All Terrain Advance Raider · All Terrain Defense Pod
All-Terrain Exploration Droid · All Terrain Force Reconnaissance Walker
All Terrain Missile Platform · All Terrain Personal Transport (Light)
All Terrain Recon Transport · All Terrain Riot Control Transport
All Terrain Scout Transport (Assault)
Mountain Terrain Scout Transport · T.M.I. Scout Walker
Heavy support/troop transport
All Terrain Armored Transport (Shadow · Heavy · Desert)
All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (Cargo transport) · Mountain Terrain Armored Transport
Self-propelled artillery
All Terrain Anti-Aircraft · All Terrain Attack Pod · All Terrain Ion Cannon
Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery · Self-Propelled Medium Artillery
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