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Ground Armored Tank
Production information
Manufacturer

Baktoid Armor Workshop

Model

Ground Armored Tank[1]

Class

Repulsorcraft

Cost

17,500 credits (11,000 used)[1]

Technical specifications
Maximum speed

130 km/h[1]

Armament
Crew

Integrated droid brain[1]

Usage
Availability

Military[1]

Role(s)
  • Light cavalry
  • Reconnaissance
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

Confederacy of Independent Systems

The Ground Armored Tank (GAT) was a light tank used in the early Clone Wars by the Confederacy of Independent Systems. It was rivalled by the Republic TX-130 Saber-class fighter tank.

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Characteristics

The vehicle's armament consisted of two medium laser cannons and two missile launchers. It was built by Baktoid Armor Workshop and, like many Separatist vehicles, the GAT was piloted by an integrated droid brain. While it was capable of performing a variety of tasks, the GAT excelled as a reconnaissance and fast-attack craft, due to its light armor.

History

The GAT received heavy use early on in the Clone Wars, especially in the Dark Reaper Crisis, serving alongside the larger Armored Assault Tank. It had light armor, and its high speed made it excellent for hit and run attacks. It was often used in conjunction with the Single Trooper Aerial Platform. They were deployed during the Battle of Tirahnn.[2]

However, as the Clone Wars dragged on, the GAT fell prey to newer Republic vehicles. Individually, it was too lightly-armored to stand up to later AT-XTs and Saber-class tanks, and individually was not heavily armed enough to destroy them. Also, the GAT became unnecessary as the LM-432 crab droid and tri-droid became widely used, rendering the light tank droid obsolete. They were presumably being phased out of service by the time of the Mission to Mustafar.

Following the execution of the Separatist Council by Darth Sidious's new apprentice, Darth Vader, these units were de-activated.

Appearances

  • Boba Fett: Crossfire (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars video game

Sources

Notes and references

Major vehicles of the Confederacy of Independent Systems
Repulsorcraft
Armored Assault Tank - Ground Armored Tank - Heavy Missile Platform
Multi-Troop Transport - Trade Federation troop carrier - Single Trooper Aerial Platform
Heavy Artillery Gun - Multi-Utility Transport - Mechanized Assault Flyer - Droid transport carrier - Super tank
Walkers
OG-9 homing spider droid - Octuptarra combat tri-droid - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike - DSD1 dwarf spider droid
Wheeled/tracked
NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcer - IG-227 Hailfire-class droid tank - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike
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