The TX-225 Occupier was a line of ground assault vehicles manufactured by Rothana Heavy Engineering, a subsidiary of the famous Kuat Drive Yards. In the few years just before the Battle of Yavin, the Galactic Empire’s Imperial Army adopted them as a combat assault tank meant to fulfil peacekeeping and anti-insurgency duties on occupied planets. They were used mostly in dense urban/semi-urban areas and other terrain where the likes of the AT-AT would be too cumbersome.
It came in two variants: The TX-225 GAVw Occupier combat assault tank utilized traditional tank treads, while the TX-225 GAVr Occupier combat assault tank utilized repulsorlifts for locomotion. Other than this one difference, they shared the same basic body plan, internal layout, and armaments.
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Name: TX-225 Occupier Ground Assault Vehicle (TX-225 GAVw Occupier combat assault tank and TX-225 GAVr Occupier combat assault tank)
Origin: Star Wars
Classification: Armoured assault vehicle
Users: Galactic Empire (Imperial Army)
Length: 7.30 metres
Height: 1.82 metres
Material: Durasteel and depleted duranium armour plating, also composite laminates designed to disperse the heat from directed energy weapons.
Needed prerequisite for use: Trained crew of 3 (Commander, Pilot, Gunner)
Attack Potency: City Block level (Shots on the highest power setting from its blaster cannons are significantly more powerful than Class-A thermal detonator explosions, and are stated to be capable of levelling entire city blocks)
Range: At least 2 km with its blaster cannons.
- Two of its blaster cannons are sponson-mounted instead of on rotating top-side turrets. This limits their overall firing arc, necessitating the entire tank to be turned in order to fire on some targets.
- Forward facing blaster cannon is locked in position, limiting its overall usefulness.
- Commander’s position is relatively less well protected, leaving them vulnerable to enemy sniper fire.
- Treads/Repulsorlift banks are vulnerable to heavy ordnance. They can potentially be disabled by a well places grenade or rocket, rendering the tank immobile.