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Bantha-class assault shuttle
Production information
Manufacturer
Class

Shuttle

Technical specifications
Hyperdrive rating

Equipped

Shielding

Equipped

Armament

Golan Arms quad turbolaser cannons (2)

Usage
Role(s)

Heavy transport

Era(s)
Affiliation

The Bantha-class assault shuttle, also known as an Assault Carrier, was a shuttle developed by Mon Calamari and Sullustan engineers for the New Republic.

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Characteristics

The Bantha-class assault shuttle was a large craft intended primarily for planetary assault missions and commando raids. It was heavily armed, mounting a pair Golan Arms quad turbolasers, and equipped with heavy armor and shields. It also possessed a hyperdrive, allowing the shuttle to be used for long-range missions without the assistance of a capital ship.

The Bantha-class shuttle was operated from a raised command pod on the port side of the ship's dorsal hull, and troops were carried in a lower hull with three large forward hatches. Commandos often jumped from these hatches to ground level during rapid assaults. Two long booms of unspecified purpose extended forward of the main hull. On the ground, the shuttle was balanced on a single oversized landing gear.

History

In the New Republic's early years during the Galactic Civil War, the Bantha-class was developed as a response to the Sentinel-class landing craft. It was larger and more heavily armored than its Imperial counterpart, and mounted a heavier armament.

The Bantha-class assault shuttle first appeared during the assault on Oradin at the Battle of Brentaal IV, and also played an important role in the First Battle of Ciutric IV.

Appearances

  • X-wing Rogue Squadron: In the Empire's Service
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron: Mandatory Retirement

Sources

Mon Calamari starship classes
Transports
A-Z-Z-3 light freighter - Bantha-class assault shuttle - Crix-class armored shuttle
DeepWater-class light freighter - Kuari Princess - MC18 light freighter
MC80 evacuation cruiser - Mon Calamari ceremonial ship - Nautical Star
Sailfish-class transport - Simiyar-class light freighter - Wander-class Jump freighter
Starfighters
Amphibious fighter - Shark
Tankers
Calamarian Tanker
Carriers
Mon Calamari heavy carrier
Corvettes
Mon Calamari corvette
Frigates
MC30c frigate - MC40a light cruiser
Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (stocky) - Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (striped)
ShaShore-class frigate - Tri-Scythe-class frigate
Cruisers
MC80 Liberty type Star Cruiser - MC80a Star Cruiser
MC80B Star Cruiser - MC90 Star Cruiser
Battlecruisers
Mediator-class battle cruiser - Scythe-class main battle cruiser
Battleships
Imperious-class Star Destroyer - MC80 Home One type Star Cruiser
Mon Calamari capital ship (Clone Wars) - Viscount-class Star Defender
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