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In Rebels Recon #10, StarWars.com goes behind the scenes of the Star Wars Rebels episode "Idiot's Array" for the inside scoop on Lando Calrissian's return and much more.
Check out the cover for Jedi Academy: The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown, featuring the young Jedi Roan versus a new enemy: loose-leaf paper!
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While clone troopers were best deployed in large numbers, articulated battlefield armor such as this Republic scout walker transformed a single clone trooper into a formidable anti-infantry unit. Designed primarily as a reconnaissance vehicle, this two-legged open-cockpit walker is nonetheless swift and heavily armed, letting a clone trooper cut through battle droids easily. It was employed in such campaigns as the Battle of Kashyyyk. It was the precursor to the All Terrain Scout Transport seen during the Galactic Civil War.
While not as imposing as its larger AT-AT walker cousin, the AT-ST nonetheless served as a significant addition to the Imperial side of battlefields in the Galactic Civil War. The two-man craft is lightly armed with chin-mounted laser cannons, and side-mounted weapon pods. The two-legged transport, dubbed the scout walker by many, serves as a reconnaisance and patrol vehicle, often flanking approaching AT-ATs and mopping up infantry that sneaks past the larger walkers. The Imperials used AT-STs in both the Battle of Hoth and the Battle of Endor.
The principal battle tank of the Grand Army of the Republic, the All Terrain Tactical Enforcer features six articulated legs for propulsion. The legs are low to the ground, which reduces the walker's top speed but does provide it with increased stability. The body of the walker consists of two armored halves connected by a flexible sleeve that increases its mobility on the field. The walker is truly all terrain, able to climb sheer surfaces and survive in the vacuum of outer space. The front of the walker is lined with four ball-turret laser cannons, while a single heavy projectile cannon is turret-mounted on the vehicle's dorsal surface. Its rear fire arc is protected by a pair of laser cannon turrets. Though the walker's armor can easily deflect small arms fire, tanksmasher rockets can pierce an AT-TE's armor and destroy its complex propulsion mechanisms.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars //
In this segment of a special Q&A on Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions, supervising director Dave Filoni, Tom Kane (Yoda), and Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker) discuss Yoda's trip to Dagobah in "Voices."
Star Wars Celebration is coming April 16-19, 2015, to the Anaheim Convention Center. Lucasfilm's official fan festival, Star Wars Celebration includes appearances from the saga's actors and creators, in-depth panels, exclusive merchandise, and lots more. We would be honored if you would join us.
Artists from across The Walt Disney Company including Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, Marvel, and Pixar -- as well as select street artists and celebrity Star Wars fans -- have created individualized interpretations of the iconic Stormtrooper helmet.