Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The Y-85 could accommodate four AT-ATs in addition to four AT-STs. Walkers were held by cranes, clamped along the sides, in battle-ready configuration, and could be quickly deployed via drop-down floor hatches. The Y-85 was armed with two forward twin laser cannons for defense. The walker dropship could also be used to deploy AT-AT swimmers and TIE fighter boats straight into any body of water.
Because of the Y-85's size, it could only fit inside larger Imperial ships. The launch bays of smaller vessels, like Star Destroyers, could only hold landers like the Theta-class AT-AT barge due to their smaller hangar apertures.
History[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Early Expanded Universe sources claimed that an Imperial-class Star Destroyer carried 12 "landing barges" of unspecified class. It was stated that these barges were each capable of holding 4 AT-ATs or 8 AT-STs, as well as 1,000 troops.
The author Curtis Saxton found it doubtful that such a large craft could fit inside the hangar of a Star Destroyer. He later served as a consultant during the writing of the book Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy. This book was not only the first official source to fully depict and name the Y-85, but also confirmed that Imperial-class Star Destroyers only have hangars large enough for single-walker landing barges.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Darksaber (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- "Imperial Officers Field Guide"—Star Wars Insider 96
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 4
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide