|Droid transport carrier|
Droid transport carrier
It was similar in appearance and function to the Trade Federation troop carrier, the only difference being that droids were carried in a combat ready position, rather than folded up.
This carrier was capable of transporting five B1 or B2 battle droids, with a sixth serving as pilot. The vehicle was armed with twin forward-mounted laser and blaster cannons, to provide covering fire to infantry as they exited the vehicle and went into combat. The carrier's main weakness, as with the other carrier craft, was its lack of shielding. The strongest point on the carrier was the anti-blaster armor plate between the forward facing guns; otherwise, the Battle Droid passengers and pilot were fully exposed to enemy fire.
The carrier was originally used by the Trade Federation, and later on in the Clone Wars the Confederacy of Independent Systems. They were commonly escorted by Single Trooper Aerial Platforms when in battle.