The "drop" is a term referring "dropping" Mobile Infantry troopers to a planet surface.

Starship Troopers novelEdit

The Mobile Infantry Cap troopers are dropped from a starship in a planet's orbital. They descend to the planet in capsules, such as M2 Trojan Horse.

Starship Troopers animeEdit

The Mobile Infantry troopers are either dropped from a starship in landing capsules,[1] or descend to the planet via NFABSs.[2]

Starship Troopers film universeEdit

The Mobile Infantry troopers board vessels like DR-4 Viking or DR-8 Skyhook to land on a planet. They can also get retrieved with those vessels.[3][4]

The troopers, piloting Marauder MK-II suit vehicles, are dropped in pod capsules from the Mobile Infantry Carrier in orbit.[5]

Roughnecks: Starship Troopers ChroniclesEdit

The Mobile Infantry troopers wear Orbital Drop Suits when they are dropped from a dropship.


  1. Starship Troopers episode "Carmencita"
  2. Starship Troopers episode "Greg"
  3. Starship Troopers
  4. Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
  5. Starship Troopers: Invasion

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