The conical dropship had its command center at the top of the cone structure. Here, the commanders and pilots had full view of the surrounding areas, with configurations for view out the sides during atmospheric operations and out the top of the craft when in space. On top of the conical ship was the communications arrays. Below the command center was an array of laser cannons and missile launchers. The lowest levels of the craft would open up to deploy troops and vehicles.
Despite their armored and shielded hulls, the MT dropships needed escorts to reach a battlefield. The Alliance used them both for troop deployment and as evacuation transports and they served as mobile command and communications centers, when on the ground.