The lambda class shuttle is the Empire's multi-purpose transport craft. It is of course hyperspace capable and can be fitted to carry twenty passengers or several tons of cargo. The two side wings swing down to stabilize it while in flight. When landing, they swing up to save room in docking bays. For defense it has 8 forward and 2 rear facing laser cannons. The alliance stole one of these ships, the Tydirium, and used it to sneak past the Imperial Starfleet. Their cover was a routine shipment of parts and technical crews. In reality, it carried a squad of rebel commandos tasked with landing on Endor and destroying the shield generator that protected the second "Death Star".