Lord Zack's Space Opera
Yamato-class assault carrier
The Yamato-class assault carrier is the primary vessel used by ZAFT to facilitate and support planetary assaults. It is capable of atmospheric maneuvering and even returning to space. Like many historical assault carriers it has a single mobile suit hangar that can carry up to eight mobile suits as well as additional craft such as fighters, though variants with higher capacities exist. It is supported by transports with higher capacities, but these vessels tend to either lack combat ability, the ability to enter the atmosphere, or both.