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#1 Solscud007

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:34 PM

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After watching Empire and Return and now my first viewing of Clone Wars; I realized that I have no idea how ATATs are deployed onto the surface. On Hoth and on the forrest moon of Endor, the ATAT just shows up.

Whereas in the Clone Wars there is a drop ship to deploy the AT-TE or AT-OT. Or there are large ships that have loading ramps and the tanks walk out. But does something like that exist in the original trilogy?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:29 PM

From Wookieepedia....AT-ATs were typically deployed for ground assault from orbit by large dropships. Walkers stationed within larger warships, such as the Executor-class Star Dreadnought, were delivered to planetary surfaces within Incom Y-85 Titan dropships, capable of carrying four 22.5-meter AT-ATs. Smaller ships, such as the Imperial-class Star Destroyer, deployed single walkers via the Theta-class AT-AT barge. Other designs, including the Telgorn Corporation Warlord Dropship, were capable of delivering a platoon of four walkers.

Siegfried posted the pics of the Titan dropship and the Theta-class AT-AT barge.

Not sure what the Warlord dropship looks like. Couldn't find it online.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:04 PM

How did troops and equipment disengage from the AT-AT with no RotJ type docking system in place? That is the one that always bugged me; and I have not read much of the expanded universe stuff to ever see an answer to this one.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:41 PM

View PostCusm, on 24 August 2010 - 08:04 PM, said:

How did troops and equipment disengage from the AT-AT with no RotJ type docking system in place? That is the one that always bugged me; and I have not read much of the expanded universe stuff to ever see an answer to this one.
I would definetaly give the expanded universe stuff a chance, its answered many questions like this for me

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:39 PM

View PostBig Cam, on 24 August 2010 - 08:41 PM, said:

I would definetaly give the expanded universe stuff a chance, its answered many questions like this for me

EU certainly fills in the speculative gap with some nice concept designs but as far as the OT is concerned all Lucas was worried about with the Walkers was presenting a ground battle in a fashion we'd not seen before in celluloid (and with a War of Worlds type twist). If you think too hard about how the AT-AT might really work then your head begins to hurt!   :laugh:

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:02 AM

View PostCusm, on 24 August 2010 - 08:04 PM, said:

How did troops and equipment disengage from the AT-AT with no RotJ type docking system in place? That is the one that always bugged me; and I have not read much of the expanded universe stuff to ever see an answer to this one.
They kneel down. (no, seriously)

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:27 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 25 August 2010 - 02:02 AM, said:

They kneel down. (no, seriously)


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:17 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 25 August 2010 - 02:02 AM, said:

They kneel down. (no, seriously)
I thought troops dropped from the AT-AT's via cables.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:47 AM

View PostRitz Brick, on 25 August 2010 - 09:17 PM, said:

I thought troops dropped from the AT-AT's via cables.
They can do that, too.

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An AT-AT unloaded its troops by kneeling to three meters above ground level until the boarding ramp could extend outward. Individual stormtroopers could also be deployed rapidly by rappelling cable.
Supposedly, the cables are for deployment in a hot zone, while kneeling is used behind the lines to disgorge troops and AT-STs.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:25 PM

I was looking at a few events that were on the brickish association's website and at Aldershot Shopfest I found these pictures - These are not my pictures or my model, just a good reference.
http://www.flickr.co...57624289182651/
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http://www.flickr.co...57624289182651/
http://www.flickr.co...57624290250535/
Hope this helped.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:36 PM

I suggest google "imps" and click on "relentless".  In particular, its part 2 you need to watch for your answer but don't miss part 1!!!  Outstanding...
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:50 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 25 August 2010 - 02:02 AM, said:

They kneel down. (no, seriously)
I never knew THAT.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 04:11 PM

View PostSiegfried, on 24 August 2010 - 02:41 PM, said:

They have custom carriers.

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   Or the could drop them from the Destroyer and hope the land in one piece :laugh:

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:05 PM

View Postcrabboy329, on 26 August 2010 - 02:25 PM, said:

I was looking at a few events that were on the brickish association's website and at Aldershot Shopfest I found these pictures - These are not my pictures or my model, just a good reference.
http://www.flickr.co...57624289182651/
http://www.flickr.co...57624289182651/
http://www.flickr.co...57624289182651/
http://www.flickr.co...57624289182651/
http://www.flickr.co...57624290250535/
Hope this helped.

Thanks,CB
You sure that's not Roguebantha's model?
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#16 MightySlickPancake

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:23 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 27 August 2010 - 08:05 PM, said:

You sure that's not Roguebantha's model?
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Yeah thats the one I couldn't find any of his photos and forgot who made them - silly me :tongue:
Thanks for clearing that up.

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