main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

PT AT-RT No armor?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by darthbarracuda, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Registered:
    Nov 4, 2012
    The clones just sit right in the open on the AT-RTs...there's not much armor anywhere. Head is open for a shot, and a good portion of the chest is, too. Why not have a windshield or something to protect the face?
     
  2. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jun 29, 2000
    There's a fair number of military vehicles today with light or no armor. AT-RTs appear to be all about speed, especially on TCW.
     
    SithStarSlayer, BoromirsFan and ILNP like this.
  3. BoromirsFan

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    May 16, 2010
    Clones are considered expendable unfortunately.
     
    SithStarSlayer likes this.
  4. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Registered:
    Nov 6, 2005
    They are pretty useless in games such as Battlefront. Open cockpit is a sniper's delight. :p

    I could see this occurring in the GFFA too.

    If you compare, TCW showcases it differently than what the game mechanics of BF show.
     
    SithStarSlayer likes this.
  5. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Registered:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Yeah...AT-RTs are recon transports, not meant for in the middle of fighting...
     
    SithStarSlayer and ILNP like this.
  6. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Isn't that what their HELMETS are for?[face_thinking]
     
  7. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Registered:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Yeah but those helmets don't do much against blaster bolts...
     
  8. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Neither would glass.
     
  9. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Registered:
    Nov 4, 2012
    But you never see blaster bolts penetrating the clear armor around, let's say, an AT-AT command head...
     
  10. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Why would this be any different than the speeder bikes from ROTJ?
     
  11. Seagoat

    Seagoat Music and PT Section Sentinel star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Considering that they go much, MUCH more quickly and don't leave the driver a sitting duck, yes.
     
  12. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Oct 23, 2003
    There was one speeder bike in ROTS that sure looked like one. And it was moving.;)
     
  13. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Oct 1, 2012

    You can easily shoot people on a speeder bike, as demonstrated in ROTJ (and ROTS, as mentioned above), so they are sitting ducks. But that's not my point; the point was, why don't speeder bikes "have a windshield or something to protect the face"?
     
  14. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Oct 23, 2003
    I think the heart of the matter is no small, fast attack vehicle is going to withstand much of anything.
    Windshield, or no windshield, you get hit on one of those? That's all she wrote, unless your name is L. Skywalker.;)
     
    DarthBoba, Count Yubnub and ILNP like this.
  15. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Registered:
    Dec 25, 2012
    The AT-RT really does appear to be a redundant vehicle when one considers the speeder bike. The only use for it I can imagine is when one wants speed, but not the insane amount of speed which comes with a bike.
     
  16. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Registered:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Well, then again, if you watch TCW you'll see that AT-RTs can actually jump pretty far/high. IDK if a speeder bike or any type of speeder can go over large crevices or obstacles...