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The Imperial Dropship Transport (IDT) was a model of armored dropship used by the Galactic Empire. Resembling the Low Altitude Assault Transports of the Galactic Republic, it entered service early in the Imperial Era.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Imperial Drophsip Transport (or IDT for short) was an armored dropship that had open sides and was equipped with loudhailers.[2] It shared structural similarities[1] with the Low Altitude Assault Transports used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars.[4]

Role[edit | edit source]

The IDT was used by the Galactic Empire's military to transport contingents of stormtroopers. It notably allowed to insert Imperial troops directly within an enemy base.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The IDT was already in service early in the Imperial Era.[2] In around 18 BBY,[3] the Imperial forces garrisoned on the planet Agaris used at least one such ship, which was notably deployed during the attempt to apprehend the fugitives Milo and Lina Graf.[2] It was said that not much inspired fear in Rebel Alliance soldiers more than the sight of a fleet of IDTs on the horizon, brimming with stormtroopers.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Imperial Dropship Transport made its first canonical appearance in Star Wars: Commander,[1] a mobile strategy game which was developed by Disney Interactive and released on August 21, 2014 for iOS devices.[5] However, it was created for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed,[6] a Legends video game that was released on September 16, 2008.[7]

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Galactic Empire starship classes
Space stations
Class II · DS-1 · DS-2 · FireStar II-class · Golan I · Golan II · Golan III · Golan M3185 · Harbor-class · ICM-092792 · Imperial dockyard · Mk IX · Supertanker fuel depot
Star Dreadnoughts
Assertor-class · Executor-class (Executor I-class · Executor II-class)
Dreadnoughts
Bellator-class · Mandator-class
Star Destroyers
Gladiator-class (Gladiator I) · Imperial-class (Imperial I-class · Imperial II-class) · Interdictor-class · Onager-class · qaz-class · Secutor-class · Tector-class · Venator-class · Victory-class (Victory II-class)
Heavy cruisers
Dreadnought-class · Maelstrom-class · Vindicator-class
Frigates & carriers
Active-class · CC-7700 · DP20 · EF76 Nebulon-B · Imperial escort carrier · IR-3F-class · Pelta-class · Quasar Fire-class (Quasar Fire I-class · Quasar Fire II-class) · Razor-class · Surveyor-class
Cruisers & corvettes
Alderaanian diplomatic cruiser (CR90) · Arquitens-class command (Prison-tug) · Arquitens-class light · Cantwell-class · Carrack-class · Detainer CC-2200 · Imperial Gozanti-class (Gozanti-class Assault Carrier · IGV-55 surveillance vessel) · Immobilizer 418 · Raider-class (Raider I-class · Raider II-class)
Transports
Abecederian line (Delta-class T-3c · Lambda-class T-4a) · Action series (Action VI bulk freighter) · Assault shuttle · Class four · Eta-class · Imperial Dropship Transport · Nu-class · Sentinel-class · Star Commuter 2000 · Theta-class · Theta-class T-2c · Xiytiar-class · Y-45 · Y-85 Titan · Zeta-class cargo shuttle · Zeta-class shuttle
Starfighters and bombers
Alpha-3 Nimbus-class · Alpha-class Xg1 · ARC-170 · Eta-2 Actis-class
TIE line (TIE Advanced v1 · TIE Advanced x1 · TIE/ag · TIE/sa · TIE/rb · TIE/D (TIE/D Elite) · TIE/LN · TIE fighter prototype · TIE/gt · TIE/IN · TIE lander · TIE/ph · TIE/ca · TIE/rp · TIE scout · TIE/sh · TIE/sk · TIE training drone)
Other classes
Aerial landing platform · Assault gunboat · Escort gunboat · Harbinger courier ship · Imperial heavy freighter · Imperial Planetary Occupation Facility · Praetor II-class · Unidentified Interdictor vessel · VT-49 Decimator · YT-2400 light freighter
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