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{{Quote|When the swabbies decided to call these things dropships, they weren't kidding!|Private [[Hank Harnack]] in the midst of evacuating a downed dropship|StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils}}
 
{{Quote|When the swabbies decided to call these things dropships, they weren't kidding!|Private [[Hank Harnack]] in the midst of evacuating a downed dropship|StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils}}
 
[[File: Dropship SC1 Art1.jpg|thumb|left|A dropship during the [[Great War]]]]
 
[[File: Dropship SC1 Art1.jpg|thumb|left|A dropship during the [[Great War]]]]
The Quantradyne is a heavily armored tactical transport equipped for both atmospheric and deep space flight,<ref name="SC1Man">Underwood, Peter, [[Bill Roper]], [[Chris Metzen]] and Jeffrey Vaughn. ''[[StarCraft]] (Manual)''. Irvine, Calif.: [[Blizzard Entertainment]], 1998.</ref> utilizing twin engines fed hypergolic tanks that result in plasma exhaust, said engines being capable of shifting their angles.<ref name="SC:SpDark" /> Dropships are designed to carry anything from troops to [[siege tank]]s in both safety and speed.<ref name="SC:IMengsk">McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). ''[[StarCraft: I, Mengsk]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1-4165-5083-9.</ref> Landings are usually carried out conventionally—easy deployment is allowed through both aft<ref name="SC:SpDark"/><ref name="SC:FrntLn_V4_Orientation">Benjamin, Paul and Dave Shramek (w), Mel joy San Juan (p), Noel Rodriguez ''et al'' (i). "[[StarCraft: Frontline: Orientation|Orientation]]." In ''[[StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 4]]'' (paperback binding), pp. 114-161. [[Tokyopop]], October 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-81698-6.</ref> and front ramps and its base can descend from the ship.<ref name="SC:C:Issue7">Furman, Simon (w), Federico Dallocchio, Carlos D'Anda (p, i). "[[StarCraft: Issue 7|StarCraft #7]]" ''[[StarCraft (comic)|StarCraft]]'' '''1''' (7) (January 20, 2009) [[DC Comics]] ([[Wildstorm]]).</ref> However, soldiers can also rappel down using ropes.<ref name="SC:ShadXel">Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). ''[[StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04149-5.</ref> Side doors also exist<ref name="SC:HDevils">Dietz, William C. (April 6, 2010). ''[[StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils]]''. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.</ref> and furthermore, dropships are equipped with [[extraction field]]s<ref name="SC:SpDark" /> and maglev lines<ref name="Alt:SCEd">Bill Slavicsek, David Eckelberry, Shawn F. Carnes (March 1, 2000). ''[[Alternity: StarCraft Edition]]''. [[Wizards of the Coast]]. ISBN 978-0786-91618-4</ref> in case the terrain is too difficult to land on.
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The Quantradyne is a heavily armored tactical transport equipped for both atmospheric and deep space flight,<ref name="SC1Man">Underwood, Peter, [[Bill Roper]], [[Chris Metzen]] and Jeffrey Vaughn. ''[[StarCraft]] (Manual)''. Irvine, Calif.: [[Blizzard Entertainment]], 1998.</ref> utilizing twin engines fed hypergolic tanks that result in plasma exhaust, said engines being capable of shifting their angles.<ref name="SC:SpDark" /> Dropships are designed to carry anything from troops to [[siege tank]]s in both safety and speed.<ref name="SC:IMengsk">McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). ''[[StarCraft: I, Mengsk]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1-4165-5083-9.</ref> Landings are usually carried out conventionally—easy deployment is allowed through both aft<ref name="SC:SpDark"/><ref name="SC:FrntLn_V4_Orientation">Benjamin, Paul and Dave Shramek (w), Mel joy San Juan (p), Noel Rodriguez ''et al'' (i). "[[StarCraft: Frontline: Orientation|Orientation]]." In ''[[StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 4]]'' (paperback binding), pp. 114-161. [[Tokyopop]], October 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-81698-6.</ref> and front ramps and its base can descend from the ship.<ref name="SC:C:Issue7">Furman, Simon (w), Federico Dallocchio, Carlos D'Anda (p, i). "[[StarCraft: Issue 7|StarCraft #7]]" ''[[StarCraft (comic)|StarCraft]]'' '''1''' (7) (January 20, 2009) [[DC Comics]] ([[Wildstorm]]).</ref> However, soldiers can also rappel down using ropes.<ref name="SC:ShadXel">Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). ''[[StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04149-5.</ref> Side doors also exist<ref name="SC:HDevils">Dietz, William C. (April 6, 2010). ''[[StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils]]''. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.</ref> and furthermore, dropships are equipped with [[extraction field]]s<ref name="SC:SpDark" /> and maglev lines<ref name="Alt:SCEd">Bill Slavicsek, David Eckelberry, Shawn F. Carnes (March 1, 2000). ''[[Alternity: StarCraft Edition]]''. [[Wizards of the Coast]]. ISBN 978-0786-91618-4</ref> in case the terrain is too difficult to land on.
   
 
[[File:Dropship BoardGame Art1.jpg|thumb|A dropship]]
 
[[File:Dropship BoardGame Art1.jpg|thumb|A dropship]]
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