While not primarily a starfighter, the LAAT/i Gunship does have that capability. It can carry all sorts of troops to their LZs, but it can also have leaders aboard to guide a ship battle as well. In this preview, we get a look at how the gunship fits into X-Wing.
From the article:
As the Separatist threat grows, the Galactic Republic’s clone troopers are needed on war torn planets across the Star Wars™ galaxy. Whether they’re dropping into the middle of a chaotic battle or deploying for an aquatic operation, these troops rely on the LAAT/i Gunship to get them wherever they’re going.
More than a troop transport, the LAAT/i often pulls double duty, supporting fighter squadrons as they battle in space and the skies above planets. Soon, you can bolster your own Republic squadrons with the LAAT/i Gunship Expansion Pack for Star Wars™: X-Wing!
Featuring a beautifully detailed, pre-painted LAAT/i Gunship miniature, this expansion contains everything you need to send it into battle alongside your other Republic ships, including four distinct clone pilots. Able to carry a variety of troops and weapons, you can also customize your LAAT/i with fourteen upgrade cards while two Quick Build cards offer preset combinations of pilots and upgrades so you can see everything the ship can do.
Read on for a closer look inside the LAAT/i Gunship Expansion Pack!