After the GTA settled on the Leto as their mainline superiority fighter at the beginning on the last decade, BAE space proposed the development of a variant using the same underlying spaceframe, but more focused towards heavy assault and anti-capital operations. The advantages were obvious - greater flexibility from the fighter fleet and common parts for ease of maintenance, so the GTA agreed to fund the project. The Assault Leto was the result. Though slower, and slightly better armoured than its older cousin, the Assault Leto changes few of the fundamentals of its predecessors design, even maintaining the same magazine size despite a larger number of primary cannons. Its added rocket pods and additional underwing external weapons storage however give it the punch needed to penetrate Vasudan capital armour.