Decepticlone Dropships are the standard form of transportation for Decepticlone forces. They are heavily armoured and thus resistant to most basic forms of weaponry, however, a Dropship can be brought down with either concentrated firepower or considerable force. Dropships have no offensive capabilities of their own, and it is unknown if they are piloted vehicles or have their own (limited) artificial intelligence, however, it is most likely they are piloted, due to the prescence of a cockpit. Dropships are used to combat the Autobots by deploying squads of varying Decepticlones into the combat zone. Some Decepticlones may remain in the Dropship after the deployment, in which case the Dropship will hover above the ground and allow the remaining Decepticlones to attack from the air. Under these circumstances, Dropships will always pull out if they sustain too much damage, or if the Decepticlones onboard are destroyed. However, Dropships have a very low air speed, making them easy targets.
The presence of a Dropship always indicates an organized Decepticon/Decepticlone occupation in the area; their most basic function is to simply patrol a set path. However, if an Autobot comes within its sensor range, the dropship may change course to intercept, and release its cargo of Decepticlone troops.
Since the Dropships do not attack by themselves, they can be used by Autobots as transport, should they somehow manage to get onto their upper decks. In addition to carrying smaller Decepticlones inside its main cargo bay, a Dropship is capable of carrying a Heavy Unit, a squad of Rollarm Units or a Spider Tank clamped into the external cargo mount between its thruster vanes.