this small, one-trooper walker was the predecessor to the AT-PT and AT-ST. The All-Terrain Reconnaissance Transport was originally created for use by the Grand Army of the Republic during the height of the Clone Wars, and could be configured in a variety of ways, depending on the environment into which it was deployed. Armaments were usually mounted to the "chin" of the AT-RT, and included a laser cannon or a missile launcher. The primary drawback to the AT-RT was its lack of a sealed cockpit, thus exposing the pilot to enemy fire. Many felt that this was not a drawback at all, since it provided the pilot with a 360-degree view of the battlefield. Regardless, the AT-RT was often used in localized policing or mop-up actions in the wake of the main battle.