The "Shrike" Class Assault Skiff (also called Pirate Skiff, referring to stolen models) is apparently a predecessor to the later Space Pirate ATC as the Space Pirate's favored mode of transporting troops into battle.
Based on stolen plans for the Galactic Federation's Shrike, the Skiff is unarmed, relying on the troops it carries into combat to cover it from hostile fire.
It can be distinguished from the Pirate ATC and Space Pirate Assault Skiff, appearance-wise, by having no armor or roof, appearing to be essentially a flying platform.
Thus far, the Pirate Skiff has only appeared in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
"Shrike" Class Assault Skiff
Vehicle: "Shrike" Class Assault Skiff. Light attack craft and troop transport. Vehicle is unarmed, but heavily armored. Eliminate troops if possible before they disperse.
Plans for the Shrike were recently stolen from a GF lab by the Space Pirates. Production began immediately, and the fast-moving skiff is now part of Pirate operations. It's used primarily as a troop transport, taking a fire team of troopers into action. The Shrike's unarmed, relying on the troops it carries for protection against hostile forces.
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