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Multi-Troop Transport
Production information
Manufacturer

Baktoid Armor Workshop[1]

Model

Multi-Troop Transport[2]

Class

Repulsorcraft

Cost

138,000 credits (80,000 used)[2]

Technical specifications
Length

31 meters[3]

Height/depth

13 meters[3]

Maximum speed

35 km/h[3]

Maximum altitude

4 meters[3]

Engine unit(s)

KDY Premium Mark-II[3]

Armament

Twin 17 kv blaster cannons (4)[3][1]

Crew
Passengers

112 B1 battle droids or 20 Droidekas[2]

Cargo capacity

12 tons[2]

Usage
Availability

Restricted[2]

Role(s)
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

The Multi-Troop Transport (MTT) was a heavy repulsorlift vehicle used by both the Trade Federation and the Confederacy of Independent Systems to transport B1 battle droids and other mechanical infantry prior to and during the Clone Wars.

Contents

Characteristics

MTT schematics.

The MTT was manufactured and designed by Baktoid Armor Workshop, as a modified cargo pod. Reminiscent of a jungle animal, its reactor and main engines were in the rear, in classic Baktoid style. The MTT could carry 112 battle droids with their standard blaster rifles in a hydraulically powered deployment rack. This rack extended out from the face of the MTT, allowing the droids to be deployed directly into combat if needed. The rack was also detachable.

The MTT's face was reinforced and studded with case-hardened metal alloy studs and was designed to smash through enemy walls to reach its destination. With heavy armor and weaponry, the MTT was almost unstoppable.

The MTT's control room was staffed by a OOM pilot battle droid and a droid gunner/engineer. It was armed with only a quartet of 17kv anti-personnel blaster cannons mounted in ball turrets. A single turret was accurate and powerful enough to target and destroy a starfighter in atmospheric combat.

Updated model of the MTT, which deployed droids four units at a time in battle-ready position.

After the Battle of Naboo, it became clear that the MTT's deployed too slowly. Further models employed during the Clone Wars, including the ones used during the Battle of Muunilist, deployed soldiers in standing and battle-ready position, four units at a time, allowing for immediate deployment of droids efficiently and reducing vulnerability.

History

MTTs loading for the Invasion of Naboo.

The MTT was used fairly extensively during the Invasion of Naboo, where divisions of them deployed legions of battle droids during the Battle of Grassy Plains.

The original Baktoid design for the MTT called for an open staging chamber, but Baktoid's eccentric designers had the unusual job of making a transport that had to convey droids, not living beings. They thus devised a system that could load folded battle droids onto a giant deployment rack. This more than doubled the troop capacity of the MTT, which extended the droid rack to deploy the compressed troops, which would then unfold into fighting position. At the end of the battle, they'd be refolded and loaded back onto the rack to be transported back to the base. However, the open chamber was retained for storing droidekas[1].

During the early Clone Wars, Baktoid developed a newer vehicle to serve the MTT's role. Known as the MUT (Multi-Utility Transport), this vehicle lacked weaponry, but also carried battle droids. It is possible that the MUT served in a variety of roles, as its name indicates. It was used mainly in the Dark Reaper Crisis. A space-bound variant, the Trade Federation Troop Transport, was also employed during this era. However, the MTT saw extensive use during the Clone Wars, seeing more action than its successors, possibly due to monetary issues. The MTT employed by the CIS were painted gray and blue in the Separatist color scheme, much like how the AAT was re-colored, blue.

During the Battle of Ryloth (Clone Wars), Wat Tambor used many of these units to ship treasure from across the planet to the capital where the main base, most units were destroyed by Mace Windu.

It is interesting to note that the MTT was seen in combat on Coruscant and many other battlefronts (including the Battle of Kashyyyk), instead of the MUT, indicating that the MUT failed to completely replace the MTT. MTTs were still in use as of the Battle of Coruscant. The MTT has been known to have one of the strongest armor the Baktoid have ever made.

Notable models

MTT profile view.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace game
  • Jedi Quest: The Way of the Apprentice
  • Hero of Cartao
  • The Cestus Deception (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Battle for Naboo
  • Star Wars: Starfighter
  • Star Wars Republic: The Battle of Jabiim
  • Star Wars Republic 67: Forever Young
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
  • Keep the Faith
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 22"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 23"
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
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Non-canonical appearances

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Sources

Notes and references

Major vehicles of the Confederacy of Independent Systems
Repulsorcraft
Armored Assault Tank - Ground Armored Tank - Heavy Missile Platform
Multi-Troop Transport - Trade Federation troop carrier - Single Trooper Aerial Platform
Heavy Artillery Gun - Multi-Utility Transport - Mechanized Assault Flyer - Droid transport carrier - Super tank
Walkers
OG-9 homing spider droid - Octuptarra combat tri-droid - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike - DSD1 dwarf spider droid
Wheeled/tracked
NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcer - IG-227 Hailfire-class droid tank - Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike
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