Assault Transports come in various shapes and sizes (hull size 8-10). They carry very few weapons, relying heavily on other ships for protection. They are used as troop and supply transports for planetary assaults. A transport can carry from 600 to 1,000 troopers. The ship's cargo hold carries one shuttle for every 100 soldiers. An assault transport's ion engines are slow, but these ships can make more than a dozen jumps between overhauls.