Assault Transport

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An Assault Transport is a combat lander whose primary roles are to suppress the enemy and to to ferry troops, AFV's, and combat materiel from space to the surface.


These vessels specialize in supporting ground operations, and usually are associated with the delivery of troops in combat zones. They also serve in other combat support roles including combat resupply, medevac, communications, and direct/indirect fire support.

  • Jump capability is normally restricted to the larger ship classes.
  • Please see Military Starship Types for more information.

Strategy and Doctrine[edit]

Assault Transports are most often sent in after an extended planetary bombardment is conducted.

History and background[edit]

No information yet available.

Ship Classes[edit]

  • Assault Transport: A relatively large vessel for the class, both armed and armored. They often carry organic troop transports and provide standoff combat support.
  • Assault Shuttle: A smaller vessel with limited troop capacity. Although it is armored, its weapon suite is much more limited.

Representative Types[edit]

33 Representative Assault Transport (I) Classes
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Assault Lander Class Third Imperium IS 15 20 0
Biskra Class Katowice Conquest IA 14 50,000 4
Black Jack Class Descarothe Hegemony IL 9 500 1
Dominion Class Katowice Conquest II 11 6,000 2
Druse Class Avalar Consulate IAl 9 30 0
Eiaikeiar class Aslan IL 14 3,000 3
Assault Transport Distant Fringe II 10 300 0
Sword Class Sword Worlds II 12 22,000 3
Hero Class Intruder Transport Aslan IMI 14 3,000 3
Heward Class Troop Transport Third Imperium IA 15 90,000 4
Hussar Class Solomani IL 13 10,000 4
Infinite StratosClass Darrian IA 15 100,000 4
K'Bam Class Akras IAS 8 8 0
Kitzukhan Third Imperium II 15 7,000 4
Lias Class Fleet Transport Rimward Federation IA 10 3,000 1
LSM 12 Class Principality of Caledon IA 12 40,000 0
Mad Anthony Class Descarothe Hegemony IL 9 4,000 1
Mal'Gnar Class Skiff Ma'Gnar Primarchic IS 12 20 0
Maxwell Class Third Imperium IA 15 100,000 4
Nest Class Sword Worlds IA 11 80,000 2
Platoon Drop Ship Class Third Imperium IS 15 50 0
Raptor class Third Imperium IS 13 20 0
Razruzhenye Class Solomani IM 14 20,000 4
Rùqīnzhě Class Cavalry Regimental Transport Celestial League II 10 14,000 1
Rude Surprise Class Third Imperium ILI 9 200 1
Slicer Assault Shuttle Mercenary IS 14 50 0
Steffern Class Solomani ILI 13
Assault Shuttle Third Imperium IS 14 40 0
Tannhauser Gate Class Third Imperium IA 15 250,000 4
Tleiatre Class Aslan ILI 14 3,000 3
Torment Class Assault Cruiser Old Worlds Navy IA 12 52,000 3
Type 071 Yuzhao Class Assault Cruiser Sindalian Empire IA 13 20,000 4
Unwelcome Guest Class Third Imperium ILI 9 400 1

References and contributors[edit]

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