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Production information

All Terrain Advance Raider[1]



Technical specifications

Heavy blaster cannon (1)[2]


Pilot (1)[2]


At least 1[2]


Heavy cavalry

"Ready for recon."
―An AT-AR pilot

The All Terrain Advance Raider (AT-AR) was a bipedal walker used by the Galactic Empire. AT-AR walkers were stationed in many Imperial garrisons throughout the galaxy.



Several views of the AT-AR.

The AT-AR had heavier armor than the AT-ST, and was more suitable for frontline combat than lighter bipedal walkers. It was also faster than the scout walker. The AT-AR's "head" was situated closer to its legs, giving it a more hunchbacked look, and it was armed with a single, large blaster cannon.[1]

The view out the cockpit was more extensive than on the AT-ST, and somewhat similar to the view from an AT-PT cockpit, especially notable in the forward heavy blaster cannon. One driver and one commander were seated side-by-side in the cockpit, while the elongated shape of the walker provided more room for cargo than the AT-ST models.[2]

At least one variant of the walker had relatively thin armor and went by the name light AT-ST.[4]


AT-ARs were shown as part of the military assets belonging to a garrison established on Tatooine, in the spaceport city of Mos Eisley in 0 BBY.[1] Other garrisons also had AT-ARs in their arsenal, such as the ones on Jarnollen[2] and Mandalore.[5] In 3 ABY, AT-ARs were part of Blizzard Force and participated in the Battle of Hoth.[1]

During the Sith-Imperial War over a hundred years later, the Fel Empire still employed AT-AR walkers. One participated in the Battle of Botajef against the Galactic Alliance-affiliated Mandalorian force.[3]

Behind the scenes

The AT-AR is based on a concept art for the AT-ST made for The Empire Strikes Back.[6] Its first use was in an issue of the Marvel Star Wars comic and in the Al Williamson newspaper comic strip.


  • The Bounty Hunter of Ord Mantell (First appearance)
  • Star Wars 68: The Search Begins
  • Star Wars 69: Death in the City of Bone
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  • Star Wars Legacy 41: Rogue's End


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 The Bounty Hunter of Ord Mantell
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars Legacy 41: Rogue's End
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  5. Star Wars 68: The Search Begins
  6. The Empire Strikes Back Sketchbook

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