Space Marine Land Raider vs AT-AT

Space Marine Land Raider Vs AT-AT

Two powerful mecha face each other in this bragging rights contest.

Knowing what they can both do and their intent of design, which one would win against the other?

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35 Comments on "Space Marine Land Raider vs AT-AT"

  1. Space marine December 21, 2008 at 6:18 am -      #1

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    An AT-AT vs a landraider…Landraider wins, ill be back with the reasons.

  2. Space marine December 21, 2008 at 6:33 am -      #2

    A landraider can take several hits from the best weaponry from the imperiums armoury.
    A landraider is around 80 tonnes.
    It is 4.6 Metres high.
    Its armour is equivilent to 365mm with harder metals.
    Lets say this one has two twin-linked lascannons.
    AT-AT 22.5 metres high….one hit on the legs and that makes it fall over and boom.
    That makes it a crappy less firepower vesrion of a warhound titan and landraiders are known as titan hunters in these circumstances.

  3. Locutus December 21, 2008 at 1:03 pm -      #3

    AT-AT is made to transport and frighten people. Land Raider is made to transport and kill whatever is in its way.

  4. flyboy51 December 21, 2008 at 4:42 pm -      #4

    Wouldn’t it also depend on the terrain? Maybe If they were on Hoth it might be different…?

  5. Space marine December 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm -      #5

    nnnnno. i dont think so

  6. =[BF]=JimmieRox December 22, 2008 at 9:34 am -      #6

    roflmfaostomped!!!!! land raider wins

  7. Matapiojo December 22, 2008 at 8:15 pm -      #7

    I’ve see a couple of my suggestions up as of late. Good times.

    Anyways, I think this match is a lot closer that you think. The AT-AT’s weapons are as efficient piercing armor and have a longer range. Its troop-transport capacity is far larger than the Land Raider.

    The ROFLSTOMP might also go the other way if the Land Raider is to meet with an untimely step. This attac is not much more different than an attack made by a Warhound Titan.

    Unless the LR makes a full charge against the AT-AT’s clumsy appendages, this might actually go to the goliath.

  8. Space marine December 22, 2008 at 11:14 pm -      #8

    No, i know that a raider will win.
    AT-AT’s are used as transports and has a very low firing rate. is it no more then 30 rounds a minute? Lets think about it for one moment. a twin-linked lascannon vs a lasblaster…….yeah.

  9. AlphaCommando December 23, 2008 at 12:09 am -      #9

    It may be a transport but it also doubles as a massive frontal assault platform, laying down a withering array of fire and inciting fear in the ranks of those who appose them.

    I think this one is a semi-toss up. The heavy turbolasers on the chin of the AT-AT are capital class weaponry, capable of destroying fortification designed to withstand anything less than orbital bombardment and firing one barrel every second on average. The heavy laser cannons (weaker than the turbos by a considerable deal) of the side of the head compare favorably (tho weaker) to the las-cannons on the Land Raider (based on the “novel strength” of both) despite there being two and the standard pattern Land Raider having 4 total. Personally it comes down possibly to “luck” (for lack of a better word). A lucky strike by the Land Raider would leave the AT-AT face-first down in the dirt, but without a fortuitous strike the Land Raider would be annihilated soon enough.

  10. L-W December 23, 2008 at 1:44 am -      #10

    Too true Alpha, as potent as the Land Raider is, it’s only true advantage is its clearance (Being a smaller target closer to the ground) and its potent cargo of Space Marines, who we will assume will not join in the match.

    Not only does the dual ray and particle shields provide the AT-AT sufficient protection from even direct Orbital and particle bombardment, but its Doonium coated hull is designed to resist wading through the vast lava fields of Mustafar and not incur any damage. Las-cannons (As with most energy based projectiles) rely upon heat based energy dissipation to cause damage to targets, which the AT-AT would be immune to for some time thanks to the almost adamantium like properties of Doonium.

    Given the range and sheer destructive potency of a capital class weapon such as the incredibly accurate turbolaser (Which fires over sixty rounds per minute), a single vlast could more than easily cripple the Land Raider. The only means, at which the Land Raider could contend in terms of armaments, would be to use its Heavy Stormbolters to overwhelm the deflector shields, or even ram the AT-AT and hope to knock it over.

  11. Space marine December 23, 2008 at 2:54 am -      #11

    Even without its lascannons, it would still ram it to make it fall over.
    And other landraider variants,like the Reedemer.
    The reedemer landraider could curn the heck out of one of the AT-AT’s legs, Causing the metle to expand and bend underneath the weight of the top.
    Yes, I think the reedemer/raider could also win using its machine spirit.
    Of course the raider would torch the AT-AT from the side.

  12. L-W December 23, 2008 at 8:29 pm -      #12

    Then the Raider would only have to be fortunate enough not to get struck by a single turbolaser blast.

    NOT a definite victory as you earlier foretold.

  13. theyellowking December 24, 2008 at 3:16 am -      #13

    Las cannons would make a joke of the AT-AT.

  14. L-W December 24, 2008 at 4:57 am -      #14

    “Las cannons would make a joke of the AT-AT.” – By theyellowking

    “Not only does the dual ray and particle shields provide the AT-AT sufficient protection from even direct Orbital and particle bombardment, but its Doonium coated hull is designed to resist wading through the vast lava fields of Mustafar and not incur any damage. Las-cannons (As with most energy based projectiles) rely upon heat based energy dissipation to cause damage to targets, which the AT-AT would be immune to for some time thanks to the almost adamantium like properties of Doonium.” – Me

    I feel too lazy to correct people today, so I’ll just quote myself.

  15. Matapiojo December 30, 2008 at 12:23 pm -      #15

    “I feel too lazy to correct people today, so I’ll just quote myself.”

    Your technique seems effective.

  16. onesidedfight January 2, 2009 at 2:52 am -      #16

    What dose roflmfaostomped stand for?

  17. =[BF]=JimmieRox January 5, 2009 at 9:35 am -      #17

    Whoops, got a litle confused with a Baneblade before! To be honest, it comes down to the accuraccy of the gunners on the Turbo Lasers but even if they are maned by th worst shots ever I give the Land Raider less that a minute of survival!

  18. GEOM January 9, 2009 at 7:03 pm -      #18

    Though, admittedly, I tend to lean more in favor of Warhammer 40k than Star Wars, I will try to post objectively and canonically. An AT-AT does have an extraordinary amount of firepower at its disposal, and is both armored and shielded. However, while not shielded, a land raider does itself have ridiculously tough armor. It has been said that the only armor thicker on any vehicle is a necron monolith; significantly more than the aforementioned 365mm equivalent of conventional steel plate. Although I have read the wiki, I believe it must be a typo as the thickness stated is vastly thinner than even modern battle tanks. For it to be as tough canonically as it is stated to be, and basing off of size estimates, I believe that the armor must be closer to the 2000 to 2500 mm mark. I base this estimate, as I said, off of stories and what I know about modern battle tanks, having served in one for six years. If an Abrams or a Challenger can stop a small nuclear blast with 1000 mm, then surely advances would be made for the Imperium’s premiere combat machine short of superheavies. Regardless, a land raider is more heavily armored than a wanky power generator, or a snow speeder. As far as the power rating of the “Godhammer” lascannons goes I would posit that the four of them, with the far superior accuracy of space marine gunners as opposed to galactic imperial crew, would take apart the AT-AT with the quickness. A lascannon causes a far more rapid heat differential than lava, and can also produce a higher output of said energy. They would strip the shields off of the AT-AT in a heartbeat while the driver jinked and swerved the far more maneuverable land raider around the craters that the AT-AT’s gunners were making in the time it takes to draw a breath, then in the next volley of lascannon rounds, the land raider would shoot off all four of the AT-AT’s legs. Provided, of course, that the gunner did not simply shoot the viewscreen, and that the heavy bolters were idle and not firing two inch armor piercing gyrojet projectiles into the face of the AT-AT. If the evil empire got a lucky hit on the good empire, the Land Raider’s armor, which can withstand hits from a squiggoth or a monolith or an orbital bombardment, would shrug off enough damage to allow the crew to at least make it out alive, butcher the AT-AT’s compliment of stormtroopers, and destroy the walker from within. Might be close, but victory goes to the Land Raider, or at least, its crew.

    Imperator Victrix

  19. The One Sin January 19, 2009 at 3:23 pm -      #19

    My first thought was of the land raider ramming the AT AT and toppling but it may not be able to get close enough because of the AT AT’s weapons.

  20. SteelFury January 19, 2009 at 4:47 pm -      #20

    AM I the only one who noticed that the admin said that the Landraider was a Mecha?

    Also, are there Termies in the landraider? because I’m pretty sure that a chainfist could mess up one of the ATAT’s legs pretty good.

  21. Matapiojo January 21, 2009 at 7:29 am -      #21

    “Also, are there Termies in the landraider? because I’m pretty sure that a chainfist could mess up one of the ATAT’s legs pretty good.”

    It would take several Chainfist attacks to damage the heavy armor of even one of those legs. Not to mention that the AT-AT cargo far outnumbers the 10 Termies the Land Raider is able to deliver. Should the fight get that close, the troopers would just deploy and deliver their strong firepower down onto the Termies.

    Sure, it will be bussiness as usual for the Imperium’s enforcers, but SW’s weapons are really effective and in many ways comparable to 40K’s laser technology.

    Once again, the Land Raider will have a safer course of action in ramming the clumsy legs than try to destroy them. The trick will be to make it to the target in one piece.

  22. The One Sin January 28, 2009 at 5:26 pm -      #22

    “AM I the only one who noticed that the admin said that the Landraider was a Mecha?”

    The term mecha really isn’t confined to things with legs or arms like gundams and the walkers, it pretty much means anything mechanized.

  23. Whacko January 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm -      #23

    “It would take several Chainfist attacks to damage the heavy armor of even one of those legs. Not to mention that the AT-AT cargo far outnumbers the 10 Termies the Land Raider is able to deliver. Should the fight get that close, the troopers would just deploy and deliver their strong firepower down onto the Termies.”

    This sounds just wrong. Several Chainfist attacks to damage the legs? I thought a Chainfist is a Powerfist with an attached chainblade? Those things sport disruptive force fields that severly weakens any material. The fist also increases the wielders strength exceptionally, and if you do that to a Termie, it’s gonna be HARD. The attached blade can then be used, after punching through the armor, to cleanly cut open the leg and anything inside. As for the Stormies, they need lots of firepower to down termies, and if one of them packs a storm bolter or assault cannon the Stormies will be massacered.

    And my first thought to the battle was a Land Raider win. It is ungodly tough, and rather manouverable. Quickly speeding to the flank to exploit the walkers shitty field of fire, it can then cheerfully ram the thing down to the floor.

  24. Jwlynas January 4, 2010 at 7:52 pm -      #24

    “It would take several Chainfist attacks to damage the heavy armor of even one of those legs. ”

    Small Clarification on that, Chainfists are used primarily to cut through Space Hulk Hulls during boarding raids. They cut through meter thick Adamantium hulls (Somehow), I don’t think the AT-AT’s leg will be a huge issue. happy to be corrected of course (and I usually am on these matters) butif a squad of terminators come to this match, the AT at, if nothing else, is coming down.

    And those guys have heat disappating shielding as well. The best canonical way to take down termi’s is to tear them limb from limb with obscene amounts of strength. Las fire is useless, heavy bolter fire is shrugged off, plasma cannons are survived more often than not.

    Vehicle versuse Vehicle, the AT AT may win, but if we bring along crews I’m not betting against the emperors finest.

    Of course, it does depend. Which chapters Land Raider/Terminators?

  25. PSO July 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm -      #25

    AT AT wins
    durasteel!

  26. fisherking September 18, 2010 at 4:50 am -      #26

    “AT AT wins
    durasteel!”

    No. Just…no.

  27. EMOboy September 18, 2010 at 7:00 am -      #27

    Given the rather poor showing of fire power and how they were destroyed by tripping the AT-AT’s in TESB are a terrible land based armour.

    Id go with most advanced land based armoured mecha over them and certainly WH40K stuff.

  28. Paladino November 23, 2010 at 9:05 am -      #28

    AT AT

    look terrifying but truly nothing

    having four legs
    sadly cannot moving fast

  29. Paladino November 23, 2010 at 9:16 am -      #29

    Land Raider Terminus Ultra will do an overkill to AT-AT

  30. tau43 November 23, 2011 at 3:47 am -      #30

    When the admin said intent on their design, does that mean they actually are used as their design? I mean the Land Raider is a transport, that can hold terminators. so does it get to be used that way? as a way for the terminators to get close and destroy the AT-AT crew? Same to same with the AT-AT.

  31. uhnioin January 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm -      #31

    @Pso – Land Raider wins!
    Adamantium!

  32. Commissar Gaunt January 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm -      #32

    The hull if formed of adamantium. that is capital ship armour. for the imperium of man. i wish you good luck

  33. Jolttra May 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm -      #33

    I think a lot of people are forgetting something very important for this match up. That is the two units designed purpose. They are both meant to be super tough mobile artillery pieces with some carrying capacity. The accomplish the same task in different ways.

    The AT-AT is designed to destroy enemy’s of a smaller size with weaker defense at long range. Think about it, how many other vehicles in the SW universe can actually challenge an AT-AT one on one? And of the few that can, how many are used by a faction other then the Empire? Only two. The FIDO and the X-1 Viper, both of which are expensive and rare. So the AT-AT doesn’t do much fighting against other large vehicles. as such, its weapons are designed to track and accurately fire on small fast targets, like the Snow Speeders used on Hoth. They also often work in groups with smaller support vehicles and infantry in order to protect its flanks and rear. If something isn’t in front of the AT-AT is cannot fight back. However, anything that is in the range of fire is guaranteed to be hit.

    The Land Raider has a similar purpose and similar strengths. However, The Land Raider sees far more combat against vehicles of similar size and power. as such, speed, a low profile, and a wide firing ark are more important then range and accuracy. It is meant to fight opponents at short-medium range.

    What does this all mean? Basically that in a one on one battle the outcome all depends on how close the two are to each other. if they’re far away from each other and there are few obstacles to obscure their vision then the AT-AT wins because if it can hit a tiny Speeder going 640 km/h then it can hit that beast. But, if they are closer to each other or in an area where the smaller Land Raider can hide and try to get in close, the Land Raider will blast the AT-AT’s unarmed sides and rear and win this.

  34. Kitten Lord May 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm -      #34

    It often bothered me how comparable a Landraider is, being such an advanced high tier specimen of imperium tech in 40k to the Mk1 tank that was one of the first tanks designed in WW1. Its sponsons can only fire 180 degrees each so if its tracks get busted at an odd angle its going to either have only a single set of las cannons as primary armament.

    Granted the legs are an issue for the AT-AT but their pretty thick compared to a track.

  35. Sauroposeidon May 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm -      #35

    The Imperium appears stuck in WW1. If Mata says the non-40k thing wins, considering how extremely pro-40k is so often, I think it may be pointless to argue against the AT-AT.

    I’ve also been given no reason to believe that the Landraider could punch through its substantial armor. In the battle for Hoth, it was all but utterly invincible. Once immobilized and rendered helpless by the cables, Only a shot to the unarmored neck was capable of harming it.

    Well.. that and a lightsaber.. but lightsabers are super duper uber plasma weapons of ignore physics.. The only thing I know of which can fully resist a light saber out of sheer heat resistant durability is phrik.. which is strong enough to survive a planet it’s on going boom. So Luke cutting one open initially seems like something to dismiss.

    HOWEVER!

    He didn’t just slash straight through the fairly thin ankle joints. We know heavy blast shielding is dense enough to make slashing through difficult due to the sheer weight and density of it. The lightsaber’s limitations are directly related to the strength of the user.

    This suggests even the weakest parts of the legs appeared or were already demonstrated to Luke during his attack runs to be far too durable to be safely cut through in the heat of battle.

    Simply popping a leg with a lascannon and claiming victory shows ignorance (or even retardation, on a few of these folks’ parts) on a particularly high level. Almost as if they never actually watched The Empire Strikes Back…

    That and the troops on the AT-AT are Blizzard Force. They’re not exactly bad at their job, being one of the few teams to actually take on the rebels and win. They’re good enough to fight alongside the 501st, and carry heavy anti-aircraft E-Web blasters along with their standard blaster rifles.

    Even Space Marines aren’t going to stand up to an E-Web blaster. Not when it’s backed up by the extreme range and power of the AT-AT’s blaster cannons, and the competence of standard Blizzard Force infantry backing them up.

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