General-purpose space transport SC97

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Length: 19.5m

A twin-boom, tilt-wing, multipurpose transport plane used by the UN Cosmo Navy. Performing vertical takeoffs and landings by roating its primary engines 90 degrees, this multi-role aircraft is used for such missions as transporting personnel and materiel, as well as antisubmarine patrols. The detachable container in the center of the airframe can hold up to 24 combat personnel (space cavalry) equipped with a standard loadout.
[DF: note – “kihei” is cavalry, not marines]