The HMP (Heavy Missile Platform) droid gunship, also simply known as the droid gunship, Separatist gunship, or HMP Predator, was deployed by the Axis of Empires and was based on the design of the older Mechanized Assault Flyer. A shielded missile platform, the gunship was designed for air strikes in planetary atmospheres. Though the ship was slower and less maneuverable than smaller fighters, it made up in its heavy and powerful arsenal. HMPs were armed with two laser cannon turrets one medium laser cannon, two light laser cannons, and 14 missiles. The gunship was able to carry a large variety of ordnance ranging from concussion bombs to torpedoes and electromagnetic pulse missiles.