Craft: Kuat Drive Yards Y-45 armored transport hauler
Length: 20.1 meters (flight mode)/ 11.2 meters (landing mode)
Skill: Space Transports – Y-45 armored transport hauler
Consumables: 1 Week
Cargo Capacity: Standard Cargo Pod, One All Terrain Defense Turret, two 2-M Hover Tanks, or one All Terrain Armored Transport.
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Nav Computer: Y (Programmed only to Imperial outposts)
Atmosphere: 35/125 kph
Light Tractor Beam Projectors
Fire Arc: Forward
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 1-3/10/20
Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/2 km
Background: The Y-45 armored transport hauler, also known as the AT-hauler or the AT tug, was a specialized starship manufactured by Kuat Drive Yards for use in the Galactic Empire’s army. Boasting cargo lifter arms, it was used for swift deployment of walkers onto the battlefield. After the Battle of Yavin, the Alliance to Restore the Republic managed to salvage several Y-45s.
Several ion engines provided the ship with thrust in realspace, while linked banks of repulsorlift generators gave it thrust and lift in atmosphere. Its maximum atmospheric speed was 125 kilometers per hour. The ship also had a hyperdrive, although its navigation computer only contained pre-calculated hyperspace jump destinations to a select group of Imperial outposts—in an effort to discourage thieves.
Its heavy-duty cargo lifter arms featured magnetic clamps on the underside that locked around the cargo. The load could be further secured by localized traction fields, as well as strong cable ties and winches of Steelton make. Energized tensile strength fields radiating through the arms helped the Y-45 withstand buckling under heavy weights.
Not unlike Sienar Fleet Systems’s Abecederian line of shuttles, the Y-45 could rotate its arms upward in landing mode, to save space in hangar bays and landing fields. As such, it measured 20.10 meters in length and 6.50 in height in flight mode (with both arms extended), but 11.20 meters in length and 18.90 in height in landing mode (with both arms upward).
Other notable features of the Y-45 included its armored cockpit canopy with forward and downward viewports, a service gantry and clamp brace platform, and a shower stall inside the main compartment.
The Y-45 required a crew of only two: a pilot to handle the flight operations, and a co-pilot to manage the cargo-lifting operations.
Appearances: Jedi Fallen Order, Solo