Lambda-class T-4a shuttle
Sienar Fleet Systems' Lambda Shuttle is the Empire's workhorse light utility transport. Well armed, armored, and shielded, this vessel is capable of carrying its crew of six officers plus eighty tons of cargo or over twenty battle-ready troops through a combat zone with minimal or no escort. Another advantage possessed by this shuttle is a high end hyperdrive, making it faster than even some of the Empire's older capital ships. Although its rear-facing twin turret can discourage pursuit, the Lambda is not exceptionally maneuverable and will fare poorly against a determined fighter or bomber attack. Also, its lack of ion cannons or a combat-rated docking ring makes it unsuitable for hostile boarding operations, a task generally handled by dedicated stormtrooper transports.