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Player > Items > Vehicle > Heavy Walker
Type: Gargantuan land vehicle (20 ft. wide, 40 ft. long, 30 ft. high)
Speed: 30 ft., full 550 ft., 65 mph (land); 20 ft., full 350 ft., 40 mph (climb)
EAC: 29; KAC: 31; Cover: total cover
HP: 280 (140); Hardness: 18
Attack (Collision) 17d10 B (DC 17)
Attack advanced reaction cannon (6d10 P)
Modifiers: –5 Piloting, –3 attack (–5 at full speed)
System: autopilot (Piloting +26), enhanced sensors (darkvision 1 mile), expansion bays (2), manipulators (4); Complement: 4; Passenger: 20
Striding over battlefields and hostile terrain like a titanic spider, this eight-legged walker can serve as a mobile base of operations for platoons on long-term or remote assignments. Its four articulated crane arms allow it to retrieve or offload supplies and personnel without the risk of lowering its armored body to ground level.
Some vehicles have an autopilot AI that can control the vehicle in place of an actual pilot. You can engage or disengage an autopilot as a swift action. You can input a destination into an autopilot as a move action, and the autopilot attempts to reach that location if doing so is possible (provided the autopilot isn't locked by a passcode or otherwise programmed not to obey).
A vehicle is considered controlled when the autopilot is engaged. An autopilot's actions are dictated by the GM, and an autopilot can take any of the actions to pilot the vehicle that an actual pilot can. However, autopilots tend to be cautious, rarely risking the integrity of the vehicle and never attempting to ram or run over a target unless specifically programmed as a war machine (indicated in its stat block).
The Systems entry in a vehicle's statistics lists the autopilot's modifier to the Piloting skill. For Piloting checks attempted for the Autopilot, apply this modifier first and then apply the vehicle's modifier (listed in the vehicle's Modifiers entry) to the Piloting checks.
Normally, a creature in a vehicle can attempt Perception checks using its normal senses while inside the vehicle to notice things outside of the vehicle. A vehicle with enhanced sensors allows a creature in that vehicle to attempt Perception checks using the listed sense at the listed range.
Huge or Larger vehicles can contain one of the following starship expansion bay options (Core Rulebook 298), which is included in the vehicle's price: arcane laboratory, medical lab, passenger seating (though the expansion bay can hold only 8 Medium passengers), science lab, synthesis bay, or tech workshop. Alternatively, an expansion bay can be used to store cargo of up to 50 bulk in a 6-foot cube.
This vehicle is fitted with the listed number of manipulators.
Some vehicles are fitted with appendages ending in
manipulating mechanisms such as digits and pincers. Such a
vehicle is treated as a tall creature of the same size category
for the purpose of determining the reach of its manipulators,
and each manipulator can hold up to 10 Ã— the vehicle's item
level in bulk. Manipulators are generally too large and clumsy
for delicate tasks such as operating equipment designed for
Medium and smaller creatures.
A manipulator's EAC is equal to 4 + the vehicle's EAC and its KAC is equal to the 4 + the vehicle's KAC. It has Hit Points equal to 3 × the item level of the vehicle and hardness equal to half the vehicle's hardness. A manipulator that has lost at least half of its total Hit Points gains the broken condition, imposing a –2 penalty to Piloting checks to control the manipulator and to the DC of checks to escape the manipulator. Damage done to a vehicle's manipulator doesn't affect the vehicle's Hit Point total.
A vehicle's pilot (or one of its complement) can control a manipulator in the following ways, though only one person can control a manipulator in a round.
As a standard action, you direct the manipulator to clamp tighter around a held creature or object (see Grab below), dealing half the vehicle's collision damage. The creature or object can halve this damage by succeeding at a Fortitude saving throw (DC = 10 + the vehicle item level).
As a standard action, you direct the manipulator to grab at a
target within its reach by attempting a Piloting check (DC =
10 + the target's KAC). On a success, the target is grappled by
the manipulator. If the target is a creature, it gains soft cover
and the grappled condition while held by the manipulator.
If the result of your Piloting check exceeded the DC by 5
or more, the creature is instead pinned. A creature held by
a manipulator can use the escape action to free itself by
succeeding at an Acrobatics check (DC = 10 + the vehicle's
KAC), but it can't grapple the vehicle in return.
If the target of a successful grab is another vehicle, both vehicles are considered to be connected by a rigid tether (see Tethered Vehicles below).
As a standard action, you direct the manipulator to strike a
target within its reach by attempting a Piloting check (DC = 5
+ the target's KAC). On a success, the manipulator deals half
the vehicle's collision damage to the target.
If the target of the slam action is a creature, it can attempt a Reflex saving throw against the vehicle's collision DC to halve the damage. If the target of the slam action is another vehicle, the pilot of the defending vehicle can attempt a Piloting check to halve the damage, with a DC equal to the result of your Piloting check.