The Goliath assault walkers were an expensive venture made by a little known combat speeder production company which was contracted to produce Imperial AT-STs. The initial idea was to design a new walker based off of many design concepts in the AT-ST. However, when Mr. Czekani, owner and CEO of Czekani Manufacturing, presented the first Goliaths to an Imperial representative he was immediately arrested and later executed for treason against the Empire for design theft.
In reality the only design aspect stolen from the AT-ST was its gyro-balance system, the rest of the walker was quite ingeniously designed. The Goliath's designers - who were never found by Imperial forces and it is highly rumored they defected to the Alliance - decided to construct two versions of the walker to serve two completely different roles.
At the time when the Goliath was presented to the Empire there were already two hundred of the walkers constructed - one hundred of each version. The Empire was able to seize the majority of them but there were fifteen walkers unaccounted for and it is assumed that they were either sold or given to the Alliance after Czekani was arrested.
The Goliath-B is the more common Goliath version that can be found and was designed to combat other ground vehicles and ground troops. It is armed with a pair of fire-linked heavy blaster cannons which are mounted on the "arms" of the walker and are intended for use against other vehicles. An antipersonnel repeating blaster turret is mounted on the underside of the walker between the legs to cut down enemy troops.
Those Goliaths seized by the Empire were rumored to be placed into service of the Imperial Army but this has yet to be proven. Rumors are also running wild that the Alliance does indeed have the fifteen missing Goliaths and is in the process of constructing several more for limited deployment.
Craft: Czekani Manufacturing's Goliath-B
Class: Speeder [Walker]
Size: Huge (7.21 m tall, 5.4 m long)
Cargo Capacity: 100 kg
Speed: 30 m
Max Velocity: 90 km/h
Cost: 50,000 credits (new), 20,000 (used)
Crew: 1 (Skilled +4)
Initiative: +2 (-2 size, +4 crew)
Maneuver: +2 (-2 size, +4 crew)
Defense: 13* (-2 size, +5 armor)
Shield Points: 0
Hull Points: 70 (DR 5)
*Provides full cover to crew.
2 Heavy Blaster Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Attack Bonus: +1 (-2 size, +2 crew, +1 fire control)
Range Increments: 150 m
Repeating Blaster Cannon
Fire Arc: Front
Attack Bonus: +2 (-2 size, +2 crew, +2 fire control)
Range Increments: 50 m
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