The Theta-class barge was a model of dropship used by the Galactic Empire's navy. Boxy and armed with two pairs of forward laser cannons and two engines, it was similar in shape and purpose to the larger Y-85 Titan dropship. In keeping with the Empire's preference for muted colors, the barges' hulls were painted a bluish gray. Theta-class barges were notably used to carry newly constructed vehicles, such as 2-M Hover Tanks, MTV-7 light vehicles, speeder bikes, and various walkers, from their factories and ferry them to a nearby landing pad for deployment.
Behind the scenes
The Theta-class barge first appeared in Star Wars: Commander, a mobile strategy game which was developed by Disney Interactive and released on August 21, 2014 for iOS devices. It is used to portray the factory vehicle transport for all levels of the Imperial faction. The name of the ship itself only appears in the internal "transports" list of the game's files.
- Star Wars: Commander (First appearance)