One of several precursors to the AT-ST Walker, the All Terrain Recon Transport (AT-RT) is 3.2 meters tall and 2.9 meters long, with a saddle-like seat for a single driver. Its open cockpit design makes the driver especially vulnerable to sniper fire, but low costs and good visibility of the battlefield help make up for this shortcoming.
The recon walker is equipped with a nose-mounted repeating blaster cannon and mortar launcher, both of which make the walker a formidable anti-infantry unit. The AT-RT is fitted with a motion detection scanner and sensor equipment capable of providing Command Centers with updated situation reports from the battlefield.
Due to its light construction, AT-RT walkers are especially vulnerable to heavy weapons. This has led many commanders to use them in fast scout packs or in the role of civilian (police or military) support. Commonly, these walkers operate as picket and pathfinder units.
During the Galactic Civil War, modified AT-RTs were utilized by the Rebel Alliance and fringe groups. Many of these walkers were painted with camo to better blend in with their surroundings. A floodlight often replaced the repeating blaster cannon, providing additional aid for the walker on night-time missions, but made the vehicle more vulnerable in the process.
Cadden Blackthorne as Mandalore managed to get his hands on several AT-RT walkers and deployed them into practice skirmishes on several Mandalorian worlds, in preparation for combat against the Xen'Chi.