The Gryphon dropship and gunship is known as 'the Kalshodar work horse.' It gets them and their equipment where they need to be and is heavily armed and armoured enough to make sure they get there in one piece.
Its huge paired Aeolus axial VTOL engines and Boreas manoeuvring turbo ramjets at the back it is agile after a lumbering fashion thought its pilots often attach the name Pig-Dog to it.
"It handles like one would imagine a pig and a dog engaged in amorous activity might..." one pilot was heard to drily observe. Gryphon pilots tend to be the seasoned veterans who survived by not only being good but from having almost preternatural instincts and reflexes, as well as being serious and steady men and women.
The responsibility of carrying Kalshodar or, gods be good, Dracograth into battle is not one just any pilot can handle. Few humans can even remain in such august presences for long without falling apart at the seams.
In order to ensure its charges reach their destination safely, the Gryphon is armed with improved twin axial Scythia-2 kinetic cannons, an Uranos ion eradicator, and various laser and kinetic weapon pits on the underside.