A lighter, faster cousin to the Albatross, the Condor is typically employed for spearhead operations. With a smaller transport capacity, it also finds extensive use with specialised sections that do not typically take to the battlefield in vast numbers.
Designed with a similar philosophy to the Albatross, the Condor is a low cost unit with moderate armoured protection, and is best employed beyond the reach of enemy air defences.
Due to its higher combat speed, it is often called upon over the Albatross to ferry mechanised infantry formations to flashpoints. In any case, UCM military doctrine discourages the transport of over 30 men in a single unit. This limits the risk of high casualties should a dropship be lost, making the Condor the UCM’s premier infantry transport.
The Eagle is essentially a weaponised variant of the condor which scarifies its transport capacity in favour of devastating firepower. The Eagle packs a pair of heavy railguns as well as two independently targeting multi-rocket pods. This allows the Eagle to lay waste to virtually anything on the ground!
While not as agile or aggressive as its smaller cousin the Falcon, it makes up for this with superior firepower and survivability. Indeed, the Eagle is best employed at the extremes of its effective range, allowing it to stay out of reach of most return AA fire. However, it represents a high value target for roving enemy fighters, and generals would do well to provide AA cover for this terror of the sky.