Bantha-class assault shuttle

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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.



Golan Arms turbolasers.

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 extended forward of the main hull. On the ground, the shuttle was balanced on a single oversized landing gear.


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 evacuation of Ciutric.



Mon Calamari starship classes
A-Z-Z-3 Light Freighter · Bantha-class assault shuttle · Crix-class diplomatic courier shuttle
DeepWater-class light freighter · MC-18 light freighter · MC-24a light shuttle
MC80 evacuation cruiser · Mon Calamari ceremonial ship
Sailfish-class transport · Simiyar-class light freighter · Wander-class jump freighter
Amphibious fighter
Mon Calamari heavy carrier
Frigates and escorts
MC30c frigate · MC40a light cruiser
ShaShore-class frigate · Tri-Scythe-class frigate
Cruisers and Star Destroyers
Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser (on license) · Imperious-class Star Destroyer
MC80 Liberty type Star Cruiser · MC80a Star Cruiser · MC80B Star Cruiser
MC90 Star Cruiser · Recusant-class light destroyer (designs only)
Mediator-class battle cruiser · MC140 Scythe-class main battle cruiser
MC80 Home One type Star Cruiser · Viscount-class Star Defender

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