The Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT), also known as the LAAT-series gunship nicknamed "Larties" by some clones , is a gunship series used by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars . The series was produced by Rothana Heavy Engineering. It was later used by the Alliance of Nations Joint Miltary and the Multiversial Federation in both the First Multiverse War, Second Multiverse War, and the Nationalist Wars against the Axis , Coalition , Combine-Chimera Alliance ,Imperialist Alliance, the Pact of Revolutionary Civilizations and the Nationalist Alliance. Although the Pentastar Alignment and Imperialists also had LAAT Gunships in the Second War. it was also used in the Infection War as well. It was also the alt-mode of the Autobot Evac. The most common LAAT-series model was the LAAT/i, an infantry transport and mobile gun platform used throughout the wars. The LAAT/i could carry up to 30 clone troopers into combat. Because they could carry so many troops into combat, they were used to get recon troopers down before bringing in the larger craft.
Development[edit | edit source]
The LAAT was an engineering masterpiece that took years to produce. The Kaminoans had to overcome many tasks that faced them from new weapon designs to stability. They used repulsorlift turbines located in the wings and base of the transport provided stability against the anti-aircraft weapons deployed by the CIS. They also created a new weapon that would bring mass damage to the battle field, this weapon had an ion repeater that created a beam to chop through buildings and people. The problem with this was that it constantly overheated, but the Kaminoans came up with an amazing idea. Side mounted and wing mounted turrets that were controlled manually with their own mass drive engine. This meant that the weapon wouldn't overheat the main engine.