Trade Federation Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
from "Star Wars - Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" (1999)
About the Design
Looking like a cross between a 1930's-era locomotive and the caterpillar from "Alice in Wonderland," this slow but formidable assault hovercraft was dispatched from Landing Ships during planetary invasions and, once at its target area, dispatched up to 100 battle droids.
About the Kit
In one of its last gasps with its 20-plus-year-old "Star Wars" license, AMT/Ertl issues four mini-"snap" models of otherwise unkitted "Phantom Menace" designs. The models measured only about two inches long and came "pre-decorated," an obvious bow to late 20th Century kids who couldn't be bothered with paint and glue.
This Trade Federation MMT (called the "Large Transport" by AMT/Ertl), built from an original issue, was enhanced with additional detailing and weathering.