The Gamma-class Assault Shuttle was originally created to act as a shuttle for stormtroopers, and that remains as its major use today. The main compartment of the Gamma is designed to carry 40 stormtroopers comfortably while the rest are either piloting or in the cockpit for command purposes. Though it is equipped with a hyperspace drive, it is generally stationed aboard a larger capital ship so that deployment and recovery are much simpler. Not only is the ship good for land deployment, but it can also be used for a boarding vessel thanks to a docking claw and docking bay. The docking bay, though rarely used for storing vehicles or smaller starships, can be handy for jettisoning spacetroopers into space.