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New and old vehicles in Rogue One

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Star Dude, Apr 12, 2016.

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    I'm pretty sure they're the orange containers that go into the AT-ACT's too.
     
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    I wonder if this blueish blaster bolts mean that they have an ion cannon.
     
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    If there’s even a slight chance of continuity, I would say yes. The gat the door gunner is using should spill swarms of ion shots while the U-Wing is circling the legs.

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    Hopefully the bluish blast color is an indicator for an ion-weapon.
     
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    I absolutely agree. I thought that one of the only disappointing things about TFA were the FO ship designs. Wholly unoriginal and bland. The ships from R1 seem to look more original. I would have thought that having 30 years to upgrade the technology of the Empire would have produced very cool new versions of recognizable ships. Although I have to admit, I am grateful that they kept the TIE Fighters and X-Wings classic looks.
     
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    Planetary gate shield, ripped off from the Buck Rogers tv series ;)
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    If we like the movie it is "inspired by" if we don't it's "ripped off from" hehe.
     
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    Reminds me of this (also new?) Rebel ship from the most recent episode of Rebels...
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    download (5).jpg The iconic:AT AT!
     
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    ... more the new/old AT-ACT. But I'm with you man!
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 25, 2016, Original Post Date: Nov 25, 2016 ---
    Yeah, this is what we expected some posts before, nice confirmation! :)

    Of course this explains the swarms of TIE’s stationed in the hangars all around. Reminds me a bit on the “Black Gate” of Mordor, with all the swarming holes for the Orcs driven in the rocks to all sides. (tie)(tie)(tie)
     
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    Yep;), the plus side: this thing is like a drill through the shields, so they can't destroy it, because the shield would still be there. They have to pass past the transport when the shields are open, that will make some fun shots in that sequence.
     
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    Question! In the trailer someone fires what seems to be a RPS-6 (Rocket launcher) at the AT AT and the hit moves
    throws the head to the side. Do we think these models will be weaker than ones seen in the past? Making them more
    destructible without the need off the same grappling hooks? Because they would bounce off an older one! lol

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    Hmmm it seems like despite the hit maybe something like reactive armor rendered the RPG hit ineffective but did create a jolt that threw the head off in the one direction. We can see that it did basically zero damage. Perhaps the AT-ACT has that kind of protection against physical warheads only for the body-head which would leave the legs vulnerable. But that might lead to the question, why would the follow on X-wing hits seem to really do some massive damage just seconds later when snow speeder laser hits seemed completely useless? I was thinking something along the lines of the x-wings lasers being a lot stronger than the snow speeders as a plausible explanation for why, but then that leaves open another nit for the ever voracious nit pickers to pick. Why then wouldn't the Rebels used the x-wings to knock out the AT-ATs on Hoth? Which could be explained by the rebels placing higher priority on the x-wings being assigned to protect the evac transports, leaving the less capable but only thing left to be the snow speeders to provide air support against the AT-AT assault.

    Demo of RL electro magnetic reactive armor:

     
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    Since we don't know the video game damage/ armor charts only one thing is for sure.
     
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    Amazing reply man. Thanks for that and I do agree with you on this one. I think with the X wing being the pride of the sky they would have a high impact round over the speeder. Perpahs it comes down to that and with modern effects they can make the blasts and reactions look that more believable I guess. Either way looks amazing on screen
     
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    In another TV Spot you see that the head is not harmed at all, but turn back to shoot the rebel scum.

    The destruction might also occur due to some proton-bomb hit by a Y-Wing following close behind the X-Wings, but I’m not sure if I did sport that correctly.
     
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    Its a huge mistake to make the AT-ACT bigger and more powerful than the AT-AT. Now the Hoth battlescene AT-AT's will feel less threatening and weedier than the Rogue One AT-ACT to those who already watched TESB. :(
     
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    Not so much. Scarrif is supposed to be a heavily fortified imperial weapons development planet. It would make total sense for them to have all the top of the line units in plenty of numbers in order to defend it. In that case the empire would be in the role of the German army defending Europe versus the Allies. Whereas when the imperial navy is on the offense assaulting a planet that they had to swiftly move on when located they are limited with whatever is the normal compliment of soldiers and equipment. It would be like when the US invaded the Japanese occupied islands in the Pacific where they had to use much lighter tanks and smaller carrier born bombers to support an amphibious attack while the US had far heavier tanks and much more effective bombers in its inventory being used in other places.

    But I guess if you are looking at it from purely a cinematic impact I guess to each his own. I don't think it takes anything away from ESB. On one hand if the battles, equipment, what have you didn't at least one up previous films people would complain "the movie was a let down, it was a huge mistake to downgrade.." and on the other hand LFL could go they way they did and now another group will complain that it diminishes the prior films. Bearing in mind the AT-ATs or AT-ACTs for that matter are sort illogical designs from a purely military standpoint to begin with. Four legged, extremely tall with high center of gravity makes them extremely vulnerable. So turning off a bit of skepticism to accept them in the first place would mean accepting other perceived potential issues without getting to nitpicky doesn't seem to be that unreasonable an expectation.
     
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    What I found interesting was the trailer for the Battlefront Scarif dlc. The moment the shield closes, it behaves the same ‘organic’ way like a rippling cloud, as first seen with the Gungan shields in TPM.

    I hope that we also see the workings in the actual movie! Let’s see how all the rebel fighters will pass the gate and engage in the air-to-ground battle below.

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