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"We need more firepower! Send in the walkers!"
Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, during the second battle of Christophsis[1]

Several models of walkers used by the Galactic Empire

Walkers were armored cavalry vehicles that moved on mechanical legs.[2] They could comprise anywhere between two[3] and twelve legs.[4] They were utilized by the Galactic Republic,[5] the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance,[6] the New Republic,[7] Imperial remnants including Imperial territory G5-623,[7] Visler Korda's faction,[8] and the First Order.[9]

Galactic Republic walkers[]

All Terrain Attack Pod[]


The All Terrain Attack Pod (AT-AP) was a three-legged walker initially used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars.[10] They were later used by the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War against the Galactic Empire.[6]

All Terrain Tactical Enforcer[]


The All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (AT-TE) was a hexapodal walker used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. The walker had six laser cannon turrets, a heavy projectile mass-driver cannon, and legs that could be magnetized to climb up and down walls.[11][12]

All Terrain Reconnaissance Transport[]


The All Terrain Reconnaissance Transport (AT-RT) was a small bipedal walker used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. The walker had an open cockpit, and a single chin-mounted laser cannon. Two of these could be stored in the back of an AT-TE. They were also used by the Empire, the Rebel Alliance, and the First Order.

All Terrain Open Transport[]


The All Terrain Open Transport (AT-OT) was an octapodal walker used by the Galactic Republic toward the end of the Clone Wars.[10] Its open top allowed it to transport more troopers across the battlefield.[12]

Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery Turbolaser[]


The Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery Turbolaser (SPHA-T)[4] was a twelve-legged artillery walker used during the start of the Clone Wars.[5]

All Terrain Heavy Enforcer[]

The All Terrain Heavy Enforcer existed in the time following the AT-TE.[13]


Mechs of the Open

Mechs were a type of walker that served as war machines for the faction of the Open during the Open-Closed war. Equipped with gatling slugthrowers, the mechs of the planet Carnelion IV were put to effective use during the mission to Carnelion IV in 29 BBY by the leader of the Open, Mother Pran.[14]

Terrapin-class Bulk Tanker[]

Terrapin-class Bulk Tanker

The Terrapin-class Bulk Tanker, a utilitarian craft used to assist landing on planets with minimal or no docking facilities, was a hybrid starship and walker vehicle.[15]

Separatist Walkers[]



The Harvester was four-legged battle droid used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems. It was notably used to mine the flora of Hissrich.[16]

OG-9 Homing Spider Droid[]

Homing Spider Droid

The OG-9 homing spider droid, a four-legged battle droid manufactured by Baktoid Armor Workshop, was notably used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.[17]

Octuptarra tri-droid[]


The Octuptarra tri-droid was a model of three-legged heavy assault droid walker designed by the Techno Union for the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, and participated in major battles such as the Battle of Christophsis and the Battle of Utapau.

Imperial walkers[]

All Terrain Armored Transport[]


The All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) was a quadrupedal walker used by the Galactic Empire after the fall of the Galactic Republic.[18] With a height of over 20 meters,[19] the walker relied heavily on intimidation.[20]

All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport[]


The All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport (AT-ACT)[21] was a quadrupedal walker used by the Galactic Empire that featured a dedicated cargo bed for the transportation of heavy building materials or combat munitions.[22] These vehicles shared a similar design with the AT-AT, although they were larger to accommodate storage space and featured less weaponry.

All Terrain Defense Pod[]


The All Terrain Defense Pod (AT-DP) was a bipedal walker used by the Galactic Empire primarily for patrols and scouting missions.[23] The walker could seat two crew members; a driver and a gunner.[24] A variant of the AT-DP was the AT-DP Arc Cannon Prototype, which carried the Arc Pulse Generator, a superweapon.[25]

All Terrain Defense Turret[]


The All Terrain Defense Turret (AT-DT) was a bipedal walker used by the Galactic Empire in instances such as the Mimban Campaign.

All Terrain Missile Platform[]


The All Terrain Missile Platform (AT-MP) was a bipedal walker used by the Galactic Empire 3 years after the Battle of Yavin. The AT-MP was heavily armed with missiles and had an even heavier variant; the AT-MP Mark III.[6]

All Terrain Scout Transport[]


The All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) was a bipedal walker used by the Empire as means to eliminate smaller forces.[26] They were often deployed along with the larger AT-ATs to back them up and eliminate smaller forces.[27] The AT-ST had a more heavily-armored variant known as the AT-ST Mark III.[6]

All Terrain Personal Transport[]

The All Terrain Personal Transport (AT-PT) was a small bipedal walker used by the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War, against the Rebel Alliance.[12]


An Imperial Scuttler


The Scuttler was a prototype walker used by the Visler Korda's faction late in the Galactic Civil War.[8]


The OI-CT was a model of crane walker used by the Empire notably on Corellia and in the construction of Fortress Vader on Mustafar.

Mobile loading gantry[]

In use in the galaxy[28][29] by around 9 ABY,[30] the mobile loading gantry was a type of walker used as a crane. One model was used on the water moon of Trask,[28] and another model was used by the New Republic in the Karthon Chop Fields.[29]

First Order walkers[]

All Terrain Heavy Hauler[]


The All Terrain Heavy Hauler (AT-HH), also known as the Tug Walker, was a walker used by the First Order with the main purpose to tug large and heavy objects, like ground weapons and a superlaser siege cannon. These walkers were present during the Battle of Crait.

All Terrain Heavy Scout[]

The All-Terrain Heavy Scout (AT-HS) was a walker used by the First Order.


All Terrain MegaCaliber Six[]

The All Terrain MegaCaliber Six (AT-M6) was a massive walker utilized by the First Order during their conflict with the Resistance. They were notably used during the Battle of Crait.[31][32]

All Terrain Mobile Artillery[]


The All Terrain Mobile Artillery (AT-MA) was an artillery walker used by the First Order.[9] They were used to defend Starkiller Base.[33]

All Terrain Patrol Droid[]


The All Terrain Patrol Droid (AT-PD) was a droid walker used by the First Order to patrol Starkiller Base.[34]

First Order All Terrain Armored Transport[]

A First Order All Terrain Armored Transport walker

First Order AT-AT

The First Order All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) was an upgraded version of the older Imperial AT-AT. These walkers were utilized in the Battle of Crait.

First Order All Terrain Scout Transport[]

The First Order All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) was an upgraded version of the Imperial AT-ST.

A First Order All Terrain Scout Transport walker

First Order AT-ST

Mobile assault walker[]

The mobile assault walker was a bipedal walker large enough to carry a single First Order stormtrooper.[35]

Urban Assault Triped Transport[]

Urban Assault Triped Transport

The Urban Assault Triped Transport (UA-TT) was a First Order walker used for pacification operations in urban areas.


Non-canon appearances[]


Notes and references[]

  1. Dark Disciple
  2. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  3. StarWars-DatabankII.png AT-RT walker in the Databank (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery Turbolaser (SPHA-T) in the Databank (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Star Wars: Commander
  7. 7.0 7.1 Aftermath: Life Debt
  8. 8.0 8.1 IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller.png "Hare-Brained Heist"—Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019
  9. 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  10. 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  11. StarWars-DatabankII.png AT-TE Walker in the Databank (backup link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Star Wars: Galactic Defense
  13. Star Wars: Complete Vehicles
  14. Obi-Wan and Anakin 5
  15. StarWars-DatabankII.png Turtle Tanker in the Databank (backup link)
  16. Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu 3
  17. StarWars-DatabankII.png Homing Spider Droid in the Databank (backup link)
  18. StarWars-DatabankII.png AT-AT Walker (All Terrain Armored Transport) in the Databank (backup link)
  19. StarWars.com Relics of the Old Republic Trivia Gallery on StarWars.com (backup link) (Slide 4)
  20. StarWars.com Encyclopedia All Terrain Armored Transport in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  21. StarWars.com Rey, Death Troopers, and More: Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 Key Art Unveiled! on StarWars.com (backup link)
  22. StarWars-DatabankII.png AT-ACT walker in the Databank (backup link)
  23. StarWars-DatabankII.png AT-DP Walker in the Databank (backup link)
  24. Pablo Hidalgo hosting the Star Wars Rebels Panel at NYCC 2013, part 2. AT-DP presentation at 13:55.
  25. Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore
  26. StarWars-DatabankII.png AT-ST Walker in the Databank (backup link)
  27. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  28. 28.0 28.1 The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 11: The Heiress"
  29. 29.0 29.1 The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 15: The Believer"
  30. StarWars.com SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, the events of The Mandalorian, including the appearances of mobile loading gantrys crane's appearance, must have taken place around 9 ABY.
  31. SWYTlogo.png New The Last Jedi Vehicles Revealed, Exploring Lucasfilm's Vaults, and More! on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  32. StarWars.com Inside Two Deadly New First Order Vehicles from The Last Jedi on StarWars.com (backup link)
  33. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  34. Star Wars: On the Front Lines
  35. HasbroInverted.png Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Pack: Assault Walker) (backup link)

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