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AT-ST Driver
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Description: AT-ST Driver
Prefix: IS
Detachment: Armored Cavalry Detachment
Context: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
These specially trained Imperial troopers pilot the AT-ST walkers.


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

The Armored Cavalry Detachment defines additional, optional costuming details listed in blue. Please visit the ACD web site for more details on these options.

For 501st membership only the requirements in black need to be met.


This CRL is a work in progress and is not yet ready to use for GML approval!

Costume Components
Blankwhite.gif Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Open face helmet based on the shell of Snowtrooper/Snow Cmdr. and AT-AT Cmdr. The base consists of the dome with rim and helmet skirt.
  • The helmet is to be painted in Grey, Grey-Green or Olive tone
  • Imperial Code Disks are positioned on both sides of the helmet skirt.
  • A rangefinder is attached centered to the right side of the dome aligned to the rim. The rangefinder consists of:
    • Rectangular box about h/l/d 1.85" (47mm), 1.65" (42mm), 0.4" (10.16mm) with a slight bevel and details on. The box is in the same color as the helmet.
    • 1 screw cap or cylindric knob approx. 0.4" (10.16mm) in diameter in the upper left corner
    • 2 cylindric pins lined up in the lower left corner of the box
    • 1 cylindric pin in the upper right corner of the box
    • 1 Rangefinder main detail (Revell V8 carburetor (not the Han Solo half)) aligned at the lower right corner of the box
    • Ring shaped antenna on top of the box with about 1.5" (38.1mm) in diameter and 0.35" (9mm) depth being cut at the top
  • A black trim is covering the edge of the helmet skirt and forehead of the dome
  • Black Chin strap and chin cup
  • Silver/metallic cylindric spine shaped 'Greeblie' bar in the rear centre of the helmet skirt. The bar is divided in 11 segments with the thicker 6 segments ideally fitting into the 6 depressions of the helmet skirt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • 1 Screw or bolt cap (covering screws/bolts holding the rim of the liner) on each side. These are located on each side on an axis about 1" (2,54mm) behind the rangefinder and about half the length above the rim border.
  • Black chin cup should be glossy or semi glossy
  • Rubber trim lining the edge of helmet should be plain and semi glossy (no metal supported trim etc with ribbing or similar uneven surfaces)
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Goggles
For 501st approval:
  • Goggles should have a square-like frame with angled sides and dark green lenses.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Imperial flightsuit grey.jpg Grey Imperial Flight Suit
For 501st approval:
  • One piece light grey coverall/jumpsuit/flight suit with a front invisible zipper.
  • Approximately 1.5" (38.1mm) tall mandarin collar with a chevron shaped, left-over-right velcro closure.
  • A silver or white "imperial cog" emblem on a black background must be present on both shoulders. The cog should be 3" or 3.5" in diameter, and 1" from the shoulder seam.
    • If the costume includes armor that covers the cog emblems entirely, they may be omitted.
  • On the left forearm there is a com-pad pocket approximately 5" (127mm) wide by 5.75" (146.05mm) tall with no flap and a 2.25" (57.15mm) window in it. (Size might vary to match your com-pad)
  • On the left bicep, approximately 2" (50.8mm) below the cog emblem, there is a code cylinder pocket with no flap, and vertical stitching dividing it into pen sleeves.
  • The bottom front corner of the pocket is cut off at a bevel on the side pointing in view direction with the broader upside forming the border of the pen sleeves.
  • The right sleeve has a cargo pocket approximateyl 6" (152mm) wide and 5.75" (146mm) on the bicep approx 2"(50.8mm) below the cog emblem. The pocket has a 2"(50.8mm) flap.
  • 2 large chest pockets and 2 large front pockets below the belt without any zipper or flaps
  • 2 leg pockets with flaps similar in proportion as the one on the right arm sleeve. Size may differ. (Usually the width of the front pockets equals the width of the leg pockets)
  • Rank bars of any kind are not permitted.
  • There are no leg pockets below the knees
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • All pocket flaps to have chevron point.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Imperial patches on the shoulders shall be printed vinyl rather than embroidered.
  • The suit should have a pointed collar in the back.


Generic-commpad.jpg Imperial Communications Pad
For 501st approval:
  • Rectangular communications pad, with buttons and detailing as shown, on a grey or silver background.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Compads shall not be electronically lit.
For level three certification (if applicable):


Black-gauntlet-gloves.jpeg Black Gauntlet Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black, leather or leather-like, enclosed fingered, non-textured, fitted gauntlet style.
  • No buckles, straps, or decorative stitching are permitted.
  • The three straight lines on the back of the hand (that match some references) are permitted.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Gloves shall be made of leather.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Gauntlets shall slightly flair-out, upward from the wrist to the mid- forearm.


ID belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • The belt shall be constructed from a non-textured leather or a leather-like material.
    • Approximately 2" (50.8 mm) in width, up to 3" (76.2 mm) is acceptable.
    • There are no loops on the belt.
  • A single large snap or rivet should be visible approximately 1" (25.4 mm) from the buckle.
    • The belt may be worn with the snap to the right or left of the wearer.
  • The buckle shall be constructed from a horizontally brushed metal, or metal looking material.
  • The buckle size should be approximately 2 5/8" (66.7 mm) high and 4 1/8" (104.5 mm) wide with 0.5" (12.7 mm) radius rounded corners.
    • Please refer to the Imperial Buckle reference page for information on accurate and inaccurate style buckles.
  • Buckles are adorned with an Imperial Code Disk at the center.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Belt must be made of leather.
  • Snap is to be worn to the left of the wearer.
  • Buckle shall have a slight horizontal curve.
For level three certification (if applicable):


Generic-black-boots.jpeg Black Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Calf high black leather or leather like material.
  • Free of laces, decorative stitching, buckles on the instep or any other embellishments.
  • Boots may have a single adjustment strap at the top outside of the boot, with the bucket no wider than 1". This need not be functional.
  • Zippers on the inside of the boot are acceptable, so long as they are concealed. If the zipper is not covered by vinyl/leather, it should be painted black.
  • German "jack boot" style boots are most canon.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots shall be made of leather.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Boots shall be German jack boots (or “Knobelbechers”) or an authentic replication thereof.
  • Boots shall have the top adjustment strap.
Costume Accessories


ID disk.png Imperial Code Disk
For 501st approval:
  • A stepped cone shape appearing to be 3 disks stacked on top of one another.
  • The bottom disk is 1" (25.3 mm) the middle disk is 3/4" (19.1 mm) and the top disk is 1/2" (12.7 mm.)
  • There is an indentation in the center of the top disk about 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • This code disk is included on the hat and belt buckle.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Generic-dl44.jpg DL-44 Blaster Pistol
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, The DL-44 is a powerful and reliable sidearm. It has the ability to charge a heavier blast, nearly twice as powerful as similar pistols. Because the sidearm is highly modifiable and is one of the few blasters to have shown the ability to penetrate imperial armor, the Empire has deemed it necessary to place heavy restrictions on this model and in many cases ownership is outlawed outside of imperial issue.

  • Scratch built or high-end prop replica.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TR ROTJ DH-17Blaster.jpg DH-17 Blaster
For 501st approval:
  • Scratch built or high-end prop replica.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TK anh stunt e11.jpeg BlasTech E-11
For 501st approval:
  • Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Folding stock (does not need to function).
  • A real or replica ammo counter - based off of a Hengstler counter - should be present.
  • D-ring mounted on the rear.
  • Correct style scope.
  • Two power cylinders on the magazine.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters should have a total of 6 t-racks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the Hengstler side un-covered).
  • Popular commercially available toy Stormtrooper blasters have a total of 7 T-racks (if you cover all the rows of holes) or 6 T-racks (if you cover the "open row" of holes on the Hengstler side.
  • Below this, you must grind off the lower T-rack and drill a new row of holes).
For level three certification (if applicable):
Personal tools
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