All-Terrain Attack Transport (AT-AT)
from "Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
About the Design
Introduced in "The Empire Strikes Back"'s Battle of Hoth sequence, the All-Terrain Attack Transport (AT-AT) was a large, slow-moving assault vehicle designed for ground combat in a multitude of environments. In addition to being a mobile weapons platform, the AT-AT also carried a platoon of Imperial stormtroopers it could quickly disgorge during ground assaults.
The vehicle has often been likened to the giant war elephants used by ancient armies from North Africa to the Far East.
Although tough and well-armed, the AT-AT was of limited tactical value, it's primary purpose being that of a terror weapon. The damn thing was just so BIG that it would strike fear in the hearts of its enemies.
About the Kit
MPC released its AT-AT kit first in conjunction with 1980s "The Empire Strikes Back," and then three years later in conjunction with 1983's "Return of the Jedi." The kit was good-sized, but frequently criticized for its lack of screen accuracy.
This model was built from the set’s original issue.