18 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    This reminds me of the walkers defending the emperor’s citadel in the Dark Empire series on Byss.

  2. Hecatomb

    Congratulations, you’ve rendered the AT-ST obsolete! This thing is much scarier.

  3. Grand Admiral Brawn

    Please say that is a replaceable rocket cassette (or whats its name) where the old one is removed and new cassette with pre-loaded missiles is installed.
    I just love good design.

    Also, the light weapons pod reminds me of Vulture/Mad Dog from Battletech. Too small though, look badly underpowered.
    The big guns are a bit too wide, seem like this is still scrap metal against snowspeeders.

    Lastly, if I would be driving this, I would like to see some extra protection for the vulnerable joints and underside. Maybe a skirt armor of somekind?
    The worst nightmare for this thing is a hidden infantryman with cool nerves and an AT rocket launcher.

    Still all in all, it looks magnificent and Empire designs are supposed to be all teeth and size and no rounded capabilities. And this sure looks very menacing.

    • Fractalsponge

      Snowspeeder weapons and Rebel light field artillery made no impact whatsoever on AT-AT armor. Man portable rockets did squat against AT-ATCs in Rogue One. This would be ~50-75% of AT-AT base armor plus shields, and a much harder target due to its maneuverability. It’d take starfighter guns and heavy weapons to take it down, basically much like an AT-AT. AT-AT legs seem to be armored, judging by Hoth, so skirt armor is an extra layer of protection, but the components themselves are extremely durable.

      Mecha are in general, a dumb idea, but larger SW mecha don’t seem to be particularly vulnerable short of starship weaponry. Still a dumb idea in general though compared to actual tanks 🙂

      • Fox83

        Are you familiar with Keith Laumer´s (and others especially D. Weber) Bolo stories? And would you be thinking about making render (mark XX+)?

        For me Bolos represent the pinnacle of (Sci-Fi) tank technology.

      • Richard Ched

        I always thought that the T-47 Snowspeeder had about half the armament of the T-65 X-Wing (Otherwise the Rebels would have just demolished the Walkers with 1 or 2 X-Wings) And that the AT-ACT had less durability compared to the AT-AT. It seemed like the IF9 Dish Cannons could fire a Full power round capable of Obliterating most Imperial Ground Vehicles (Which is what made the AT-AT’s Armor so impressive)

  4. someone

    what is that thing by the missle launcher with a rounded end?

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