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The Briareos-class Troop Carrier is a class of Troop Carriers during the Nercos War. The Transport has large numbers of individual barracks for hosting marine or army forces, with mess halls, bath rooms, briefing rooms and small leisure facilities. This allows large forces to be carried in relative comfort. The lower cargo decks house palletised loading areas capable of taking a variety of air or ground vehicles, allowing non-slipspace capable aircraft to be transported across systems without a carrier. The Atlas can dock with ships or stations in atmosphere, using one of its four Hex Docking ports, or can conduct terrestrial landings and unload cargo.
The Atlas is often used for shifting large amounts of forces across multiple sectors, in secure areas. Though it has small amounts of defensive weaponry, it is exceedingly vulnerable and is often only used to transport across secured sectors, or in the midst of a battlegroup escort. Landing ships and Assault Carriers are much preferred methods of transportation.
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