Speed: 1600 kph in atmosphere Flight Ceiling: 20,000 feet Crew: Two, one pilot and one gunner Capacity: Ten soldiers and gear, or 7200 lbs cargo Armor: 76mm ken'asi plating Manufacturer: Rashi clan Armament: Two sisphil'il AA rockets, one 14.8mm slugthrowing cannon, two chaff/flare countermeasure launchers.
Lore:One of the first vehicles deployed during an invasion from the Orc Bajiir is their atmospheric dropships, these fast well armored ships are used to transport soldiers, small vehicles, cargo, equipment, stationary weapons, and just about anything else that needs to get moved from one place to the next. The infantry platforms are well armored and can comfortably seat ten soldiers, if needed an additional ten can stand within the troop bay. When droping personnel the transport hovers close to the ground and the bay doors swing down and work as a step platform to get them as close to the surface as possible. The troop bays also have internal lights and a inertia dampening field generator that keep the infantry from experianceing the majority of acceleration, de-acceleration, impacts, jolts, and turbulence associated with combat drops.
The dorsal mounted rockets are exceptional at keeping other aerial vehicles away, however the dropships are almost always escorted for protection. The slugthrowing cannon can provide cover for disembarking troops, and quickly clear a landing zone. While suffeciently armored against many weapons, the chaff and flare deployers (located on each side) are magazine fed and protect the dropship from incoming missiles and rockets. The gunner sits forward of the troop bay in an armored cockpit under the main hull.