Mobile Artillery is a small repulsorlift platform which saw Imperial service
some time before the Battle of Yavin. Although this craft is in many instances
the exact opposite of the AT-AA, it shares similar strengths and vulnerabilities.
It is vulnerable to air attack and is unfortunately relatively fragile.
However, it is relatively effective against infantry, but the same cannot
be said when it is employed against armoured vehicles. Delivery of these
craft onto the battlefield is possible via Sentinel-class Landing
Shuttles. An undeployed Mobile Artillery is quick and agile. In order
to deploy its medium-range artillery launcher (which is capable of lobbing
deadly bursts of energy in a parabolic arc), it first must stop and deploy
its forward and lateral support beams, and drop to the ground. During
this process, its gun extends from its retracted position, and its gun
turret raises itself from the platform's body. Once these phases (which
only take a few seconds) are complete the platform is ready to fire. The
platform is capable of darting into position, hitting its target quickly
and pulling out before danger can come to it.