One of the premier dropships used by the Zintoniean Military. The dropship is a sophisticated air and space vehicle designed for rapid entry into a planet’s atmosphere. Underneath the fuselage of the ship is a large canister that can contain up to 30 combat ready troops, equipment and supplies, even vehicles. Once the ship lands, the Grasshopper deploys the canister and quickly takes off. The sides of the canister can eject, giving the troops inside open areas of escape. The canister can later be recovered once an area is secure. Grasshoppers can also attach to enemy ships and deploy troops through airlocks. Because of its speed, durability, and design, the Grasshopper was the primary drop ship of the Zintoniean military from 2386 A.D. until 2515 A.D.