Requiem for a Sector
The Aquila Lander is a light shuttle typically used by the Imperial Navy. It is used to carry officers or other important persons from orbit to ground level and is named because of its wing arrangement. The wings end in a feather-like design and taper back as if in imitation of the sign of the Aquila. It is not designed as a combat vehicle, being only lightly armed with a Heavy Bolter (other variants replace the Heavy Bolter with a Multi-laser or Autocannon) for self defence, but it is well enough armoured to survive atmospheric insertion that it can protect its passengers from several hits before going down.