Heavy Transport
Alu AoE HeavyTransport v1.00 Icon
AgeIron Age
Trained atDock
TypeCivilian Vessel
Cost150 Wood
Upgraded FromAlu AoE LightTransport v1.00 Icon Light Transport

The Heavy Transport is an improved version of the Light Transport in Age of Empires. This upgrade doubles the carrying capacity and adds +50 additional hit points as well as slightly increasing its movement speed. Depending on the type of map, this technology may not be needed in most games, but if played on sea maps with many island chains, researching this upgrade is strongly recommended. Most civilizations that have access to an Iron Age navy have the ability to build the Heavy Transport.

Civilization Bonuses Edit

  • Yamato: Heavy Transports have +30% hit points, totaling it up to 259.
  • Carthaginian: Heavy Transports are 30% faster.
  • Minoan: Heavy Transports cost 30% less Wood.
  • Macedonian: Heavy Transports are four times more resistant to enemy conversion.
Dock Tree
Stone Age
Fishing Boat age of empires
Fishing Boat
Trading boat
Trade Boat
Tool Age
Alu AoE LightTransport v1.00 Icon
Light Transport
Scout Ship
Scout Ship
Bronze Age
Fishing Ship
War Galley
War Galley
Merchant boat
Merchant Ship
Iron Age
Alu AoE HeavyTransport v1.00 Icon
Heavy Transport
Fire galley aoe
Fire Galley
Catapult Trireme

History Edit

Ships built for carrying military units replaced smaller galleys when armies grew larger and targets became more valuable and better defended. It became necessary to move ever-larger armies for invasion, and to bring siege engines and supplies along for extended sieges of coastal cities. The Heavy Transport represents a larger sailing ship, something like a Merchant Ship, built mainly for capacity at the expense of speed.

— The Age of Empires manual

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