This Star Wars papercraft is a Armored Assault Tank (ATT), a medium-sized repulsor tank used mainly by the Trade Federation and the Confederacy of Independent Systems prior to the rise of the Galactic Empire, the paper model was created by Noturno & Sukhoi. The scale of the paper model is in 1:24.
The vehicle saw service most notably during the Invasion of Naboo and the later Clone Wars. The vehicle was designed by the Baktoid Armor factories, with its most important parts placed in the back. Piloted by OOM pilot battle droids, AATs comprised a significant portion of the Trade Federation’s ground forces.
The Armored Assault Tank was a formidable vehicle; it was augmented with heavy inches-thick frontal armor that allowed it to plow through walls, and had heavy weaponry. It carried a payload of 55 shells, but once these were exhausted, the AAT had to return to its carrier to have its shovel-shaped lower hull completely replaced, fully replenishing its supply.
The AAT’s launch tubes could be equipped with a variety of ammunition. The three standard-issue ammunition types were “bunker-busters”, high explosive shells used for destroying enemy structures such as outposts; armor-piercing shells, used for penetrating heavy armor on tanks; and high-energy shells for anti-personnel and anti-vehicle use. As they were fired, these shells were surrounded by high-energy plasma, which improved their penetration and reduced friction, thus increasing speed.
Its crew consisted of four battle droids, and could also carry six B1 battle droids on the hand grips on the outside of the tank. The commander typically sat inside the turret of the primary blaster cannon, while the gunners and pilot were positioned in the main hull of the tank. The gunners operated both secondary blasters, and the commander controlled the main turret. The droid’s programming allowed for only simple tactics, but the tank was effective nonetheless.
The reactor, along with key power and communications gear, was kept in the rear for protection, as with many other Baktoid vehicles. The AAT used heavy-duty repulsors to keep it off the ground and propel it forward. While this method was relatively quick, it was sluggish compared to the Gian and Flash speeders of the Naboo, and the later GAT. Like other repulsorlift vehicles, the Armored Assault Tank was unable to penetrate deflector shields.
Enemy forces could destroy an Armored Assault Tank by dropping EMP or explosive grenades into both the main turret and the pilot hatch. Additionally, the tanks were vulnerable to portable missile launchers, other vehicles, or Jedi with lightsabers. For more infomation of the ATT please click here.
About the star wars paper model:
• Format: PDF. PDO.
• Scale: 1:24
• Content Pack zip: Model and Instruction PDO.como
• Difficulty: 1234567 (8) 910
• Pages: 13
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