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Halo

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A dropship is a ship of small proportions that ferries troops into combat. The primary definition of a dropship is a military craft that can deliver troops from space to the surface of a planet, but dropships also serve as utility craft, ferrying troops between combat zones on planets. "Dropship" may refer to the following:

In the Covenant:

In the UNSC:


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ST Expanded

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A dropship was a type of auxiliary spacecraft designed to carry a platoon or more of surface action specialists from orbit to planetside.

In the 22nd and 23rd centuries, dropships were thruster- and impulse-powered craft designed more for atmospheric reentry and recovery than long-range spaceflight. Low-yield warp engines were added by the early 24th century.

Azhanti-class lifeboats, on Cheyenne-class and Miranda-class cruisers, were often used as dropships. (USS Cheyenne Operations Manual)

List of dropship classes

starship classification
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Starwars

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A dropship deploying troops

A dropship (or drop ship) was any craft designed to transport troops, droids, supplies, or vehicles to the surface of a planet, either for peaceful purposes or in the case of planetary assaults. Dropships were commonly deployed from starships incapable of atmospheric flight or landing. Most dropships lacked hyperdrives and boasted relatively few armaments or defenses.

Notable models

Appearances

  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire audio drama (Mentioned only)
  • Star by Star
  • Ylesia
  • Allegiance

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Dropships are a type of Decepticlone from the Transformers (PS2) video game.
Chock full of drones

Decepticlone Dropships are the standard form of transportation for Decepticlone forces. They are heavily armoured and thus resistant to most basic forms of weaponry, however, a Dropship can be brought down with either concentrated firepower or considerable force. Dropships have no offensive capabilities of their own, and it is unknown if they are piloted vechiles or have their own (limited) artificial intelligence, however, it is most likely they are piloted, due to the prescence of a cockpit. Dropships are used to combat the Autobots by deploying squads of varying Decepticlones into the combat zone. Some Decepticlones may remain in the Dropship after the deployment, in which case the Dropship will hover above the ground and allow the remaining Decepticlones to attack from the air. Under these circumstances, Dropships will always pull out if they sustain too much damage, or if the Decepticlones onboard are destroyed. However, Dropships have a very low air speed, making them easy targets.

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The presence of a Dropship always indicates an organised Decepticon/Decepticlone occupation in the area; their most basic function is to simply patrol a set path. However, if an Autobot comes within its sensor range, the dropship may change course to intercept, and release its cargo of Decepticlone troops.

View of rear cargo mount. Not shown: "I (skull) Autobots" bumper sticker.

Since the Dropships do not attack by themselves, they can be used by Autobots as transport, should they somehow manage to get onto their upper decks. In addition to carrying smaller Decepticlones inside its main cargo bay, a Dropship is capable of carrying a Heavy Unit, a squad of Rollarm Units or a Spider Tank clamped into the external cargo mount between its thruster vanes.


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