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The AT-TE walker is a fictional vehicle from the Star Wars saga. Created for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the AT-TE is an all terrain assault walker, and the precursor of the Imperial AT-AT.
The squat AT-TE walker (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer) was created by Rothana Heavy Engineering, a subsidary of Kuat Drive Yards. Its main armament was a heavy projectile cannon, flanked by six anti-personnel laser cannons. Five gunners were required to operate the weapons systems, joining a pilot and a spotter as the walker's clone trooper crew. A further twenty clone troopers could be carried in the AT-TE's two passenger compartments.
Following the success of the AT-TE at the Battle of Geonosis and other conflicts in the Clone Wars, Rothana created the AT-HE (All Terrain Heavy Enforcer) and later, the AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)
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