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Space Transports

AT-ST Drop Pod

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Craft: AT-ST Drop Ship
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 50 meters
Skill: Space transports: AT-ST dropship
Crew: 2
Passengers: 20 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 2 AT-ST
Consumables: 1 day
Maneuverability: 0D
Space: 8 (during drop); 2 (on return flight)
Atmosphere: 365; 1,050 kmh (during drop); 225; 650 kmh (on return flight)
Hull: 4D
Shields: 1D
Passive: 20/0D
Scan: 40/1D
Search: 60/2D
Focus: 3/3D
Light Laser Cannon
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire control: 1D
Space Range: 1-5/10/17
Atmosphere Range: 100-500/1/1.7 km
Damage: 1D

Background: The AT-ST drop pod was a type of drop ship used by the Galactic Empire. These pods appeared as large cylinders that were deployed either from specially designed dropships, or from the hangars of larger starships. The pods joints where held together by explosive bolts, and had shock absorbers and impact sensors in their base. When the pods were being prepared for deployment, a battle ready AT-ST would be loaded into the pod, and the bolts armed. The pod would then be sealed and launched. Upon planet fall, the impact sensors in the pod’s base would trigger the explosive bolts, which would then fire, blasting away the sides of the pod, enabling the AT-ST to deploy quickly and easily onto the battlefield.

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