Low Altitude Assault Transport

The Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry (LAAT/i), often referred to as the Republic attack gunship or Republic Gunship, was a specialized gunship designed for aerial-based support and infantry transportation. It was produced by Rothana Heavy Engineering and used by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. The Galactic Empire also used it for a brief period after the conclusion of the war.

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The Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry, also known as the The Republic Attack Gunship, was used by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars mostly for air support and troop transportation. Several of them were first used in the Battle of Geonosis along with many other wars vehicles used by clone troopers. It was capable of carrying up to thirty troops, or four speeder bikes in the back infantry bay. The ship has its own fully-armed weapons platform packing three anti-personnel laser turrets, two top-mounted mass-driver missiles, four composite-beams, pin-point laser turrets, eight air-to-air missiles on the underside of each wing, and several more various grenades and bombs. The gunships were often customized by their crews who often painted a design on the nose of the ship, known as "nose art". Several variations of this vehicle were also produced, most of which were modified versions capable of carrying other large vehicles into battle, such as the AT-TE and Clone Turbo Tank. During the latter stages of the Clone Wars, when the Empire began to take over, the Imperial Army utilized the remaining gunships for a short while.

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