Assault transports can be built with a hull size of 8 to 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 thousand troopers, however. 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 a dozen jumps between overhauls.