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"There's gotta be a full battalion in there. Probably packing armor, too."
Rys, upon seeing a C-9979 landing craft — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]

The C-9979 landing craft, more commonly known as the Trade Federation landing ship, was a heavy transport starship used by the Trade Federation,[8] and later the Confederacy of Independent Systems.[7] The Trade Federation armaments committee chose the ship.[9] The C-9979 was an elegantly designed transport manufactured by Haor Chall Engineering and was controlled by a central computer. One C-9979 could subjugate an entire susceptible world.[4] During the Battle of Mon Cala, a C-9979 landing craft was used to transport four Hydroid Medusas under its wings from the planet Karkaris.[10]

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Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles establishes that the C-9979 landing craft is 210 meters in length.[4] The databank and the StarWars.com Encyclopedia had previously established that the wingspan was 149 meters.[5][2] Visibly, the wingspan appears to be greater than the bow-to-stern length of the vessel. It is unclear whether the Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles refers to wingspan or bow-to-stern length.[4]

The Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles also establishes that the C-9979 landing craft can carry up to 361 battle droids,[4] while the 2019 source book Rise of the Separatists establishes that the C-9979 can carry up to 2,500 battle droids and droidekas, depending on its configuration.[3] As Rise of the Separatists is the more recent source, the articles makes the assumption that the newer source is correct.

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Confederacy of Independent Systems starship classes
Space stations
Automated vulture droid deployment station · DS-1 Orbital Battle Station
Dreadnoughts, Battleships and Destroyers
Fantail-class · Lucrehulk-class · Providence-class · Recusant-class
Frigates & Cruisers
Bulwark-class · Diamond-class · Gozanti-class · Munificent-class (Comms Frigate) · Subjugator-class
Transports
C-9979 landing craft · DH-Omni Support Vessel · Droch-class · H-2 executive shuttle · Hardcell-class (Battle Refit) · HMP droid gunship · Maxillipede shuttle · Punworcca 116-class · Separatist drop ship · Settie-class · Sheathipede-class · Sheathipede-class Type B · Trident-class
Freighters
Lucrehulk-class LH-3210 · G9 Rigger-class · YV-865 Aurore-class
Starfighters
Belbullab-22 starfighter · Commerce Guild bomber · Droid tri-fighter · Ginivex-class · Hyena-class · Mankvim-814 interceptor · NovaSword · Rogue-class Porax-38 · Scarab-class · Tempest Zero starfighter · Vulture droid starfighter (Unidentified vulture droid variant) · Zenuas 33 Umbaran starfighter
Other classes
Battlesphere · Commerce Guild corvette · Core ship · Umbaran support ship
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