Are there any AT-STs at the Battle of Hoth in the original version of The Empire Strikes Back?

A friend of mine says there is an AT-ST in the Battle of Hoth in the movie, but after re-watching it I haven't been able to find it.

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    I definitely remember seeing one, but I'm not sure if that was in the original version of the movie.
    – Null
    Dec 17, 2014 at 23:08
  • i just watched it on youtube, it claims its the unedited version and i didn't see one, but i could have missed it.
    – Himarm
    Dec 17, 2014 at 23:10
  • Looks like AT-ST models were made for the original filming. See here and here. But that doesn't confirm that a shot with an AT-ST was included in the original version of the movie.
    – Null
    Dec 17, 2014 at 23:13
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    I remember seeing it walking, not being deployed.
    – Null
    Dec 17, 2014 at 23:15
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    I distinctly remember exactly one shot of one lone AT-ST walking in the background in the original version of ESB. I'll upload a shot of it if no one else has by the time I can get my hands on my old VHS tape. Dec 17, 2014 at 23:16

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Just reviewed the battle from my copy of the original theatrical cut.x

One AT-ST is clearly visible walking behind an AT-AT at 30:25.

First AT-ST at Hoth

Another AT-ST can be seen at 33:20, just as Luke sabotages one of the AT-ATs.

Second AT-ST at Hoth

These are the only two seen throughout the entire battle.

x These screenshots are from the "Bonus" DVD of The Empire Strikes Back, from the 2008 Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Theatrical Edition) boxed set.

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    Beat me to it, as I thought someone would. +1 Dec 17, 2014 at 23:47
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    Interesting and relevant; i.stack.imgur.com/UWU5B.png
    – Valorum
    Dec 17, 2014 at 23:58
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    The fun thing about this shot is that it just looks so fake and composited that one would be forgiven for assuming that it was special edition material. But yet it's not.
    – user8719
    Dec 18, 2014 at 0:14

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