The GR-75 Medium Transport, also known as the Gallofree Yards Medium Transport, or the Rebel Medium Transport, is used to transport supplies, equipment and troops. Some have been modified to be fuel tankers for long range fighter missions or for smaller ships.
The usual cargo carried by these transports are food, medical supplies, spare parts, weapons and raw materials. They can be adapted to hold sealed passenger pods to transport personnel. The hull of these transports are specially coated heavy armor plating designed to absorb most casual sensor scans and thus prevents long range scans from detecting these transports. The hull bristles with the antennas and mechanism clusters of the enhanced sensor, navigation and communication systems.
The transport's outer hull is like a thick shell with the interior entirely open for cargo pods. Modular cargo pods greatly speed up loading and unloading procedures. When the transport is at its cargo capacity, a magnetic shield locks the modules in place, while at the same time keeps out the vacuum of space.
The command pod, which is located on the upper hull near the main engines, carries the crew in cramped conditions. It also houses the shield generator to help protect the command pod. Behind the command tower of the GR-75 is the main reactor cowl. The transport has three primary and six secondary drive engines. The four retractable landing gears and loading ramp are on the underside of the transport.
Gallofree was a small company trying to make it in a crowded transport market, but their marketing and service successes failed to keep it afloat. Gallofree went bankrupt several years before the Battle of Yavin, although many of their ships are still in service. The design for the GR-75 was snapped up by Hoersch-Kessel Drive and Muir Shipyards and put back on the market to modest success.
Gallofree Transports were used extensively by the Alliance in the evacuation of Hoth, and are still used to ferry various items of cargo and troops today by the New Republic.