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Gamma-class Assault Shuttle
Production Information
Manufacturer

Telgorn Corporation

Model

Gamma-class

Scale

Subcapital Ship

Technical Specifications
Length

30 meters

Width

13 meters

Height

9 meters

MGLT

67 MGLT

Atmospheric Speed

1,050 kph

Maneuverability

30 DPF

Engine Units

Telgorn IA/4 fusial Thrust Engines

Hyperdrive Rating

Class 2

Backup Hyperdrive Rating

Class 18

Power Plant

Fabritech UL.2 Power Modulator

Shielding

180 SBD

Hull

85 RU

Avionics

Telgorn Twin-Tandem Flight Computers

Armament
  • 1 Magnetic Power Harpoon Gun
  • 4 Turbolaser Cannons
  • 2 Ion Cannons
  • 1 Concussion Missile Launcher
  • 2 Tractor Beam Projectors
Crew

5

Minimum Crew

1 Pilot

Passengers

40 (troops)

Cargo Capacity

5 Metric Tons

Consumables

1 Week

Usage
Roles
  • Shuttle
  • Assault
  • Boarding
Affiliation

Galactic Empire

The Gamma-class Assault Shuttle is an Imperial shuttle typically used to ferry spacetroopers into battle.

In a standard operation, a Gamma-class Assault Shuttle will pull up near an enemy ship and take hold of it with either its tractor beams or power harpoon. It then launches its spacetroopers to seize control of the vessel, sometimes crippling the ship beforehand with a few well-placed turbolaser shots.

These ships are composed of three sections. The first section is the command crew cockpit, where a crew of five not only controls the shuttle, but monitors its spacetroopers as well. The second section, the main body, is where the spacetroopers are carried. There are forty holding compartments for spacetrooper armor, enough for an entire platoon. While being stored in the assault shuttle, the spacetroopers' power armor is constantly being recharged. Each compartment is equipped with a fold-away door, allowing the shuttle to quickly launch its troopers into space.

To protect its valuable cargo of elite spacetroopers, assault shuttles are very well shielded. Unlike most combat ships, which devote 25% of their power to shields, the shields of a Gamma-class Assault Shuttle take up a full 62% of its power, with over half of that directed to the ship's front arc. This allows assault shuttles to withstand heavy damage as they pull up near hostile ships.

Gamma-class Assault Shuttles are both atmosphere and space capable. They are equipped with Class 2 hyperdrives (Class 18 backup). However, their capability for hyperspace travel is limited, because their nav computers can only hold enough data for three jumps.

Most Imperial-class Star Destroyers and other large warships carry at least one Gamma-class Assault Shuttle as well as the corresponding spacetrooper platoon. Additional assault shuttles are given out as needed and available.

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