It is considered the most successful walking tank of wars against the Empire. Every appearance of well-armored and perfectly armed
T-Rexes on the battlefield horrified both enemy pilots and infantrymen. T-Rexes took an active part in the campaign on Rusty Splinter and
showed themselves excellently in the battle for Teclius.
The Empire walking tanks showed their effectiveness in combat. The tactic of encounter battle based on smashing firepower and strong armor of
the assault walking tanks brought victories to the Empire troops time and again. Having learnt the bitter lessons of their defeats, the
Protectorate military set their designers a task to create a fighting machine of the same class and similar characteristics. The new machine
should excel the opponent’s walking tanks. The new assault tank was developed in a special design office of RoboGear Industries and after
strict field tests was added to the Protectorate Military Space Forces arsenals. So the new walking tank T-Rex appeared in the regular units
and soon was recognized as the most successful model of armored machines of the new generation. The designers and military experts coped with
their task brilliantly. The new tank carried reinforced armor and simple, but very effective weapons. A new type of super-heavy machine-gun was
designed specially for this machine. T-Rex was also equipped with two standard missile launchers “Harpoon”. Very soon after the first skirmishes
with the new walking tanks, the Empire commanders realized that the best way to defeat T-Rexes was to ambush or to attack them out of a cover –
these new fighting machines usually came out victor in encounter attacks. This machine didn’t take part in many large battles of the final period
of the war, though several episodes of its combat application are far-famed. It is known for sure that a company of T-Rexes took active part in
the campaign on Rusty Splinter (on the side of the rebels). Besides, several divisions of T-Rexes belonged to the robo-technical corps of Iron
General fought in the battle for Teclius.
The armament of the assault walking tank T-Rex:
-- Two super-heavy machine-guns of 40 mm caliber “Typhoon” Mk40. The super-heavy machine-gun was designed specially for T-Rex by a famous in the
Protectorate Smith & Wesson Altair Company. This is extremely powerful weapon intended specially for fighting against armored targets. The
super-heavy machine-gun fires with reinforced armor-piercing shells. Such a shell has a hard core of depleted uranium so when it hits a target,
it pierce almost all types of armor. The armor-piercing effect of this new weapon is so high that it compares well with some cannons.
-- Two missile launchers “Harpoon” for unguided missiles Mk12. In contrast to complex and expensive self-guided missiles, the missiles Mk12 have
no guidance system. A gunner points them at a target like a cannon with the help of a telescopic sight. These missiles are widespread all over
the Galaxy and produced both in the Protectorate and the Empire. At first it was planned to equip T-Rexes with heavy self-guided missiles, but
the cheapness and availability of missiles Mk12 made the designers to choose just them. Commanders of raid groups, who often had to use captured
ammunition, appreciated this choice more than others.