A dropship is a small type of ship that can drop and pickup troopers on planets. They are equipped with guns at the cockpit. Depending on type and size, each ship carries either one squad, one platoon or one company that is hot dropped onto a surface of a planet, either in infantry combat gear or using drop suits.
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Starship Troopers film universe[edit | edit source]
Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles[edit | edit source]
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The name "dropship" comes from the method of deployment: the ship is literally "dropped" from its carrier directly into the gravity well of a planet.