For providing close fire support for ground troops, and taking down enemy armor of all sorts.
About this creation
This is pretty much a newer version / improvement of the old Phoenix I & II scout VTOLs. The Phoenix III is armed with 4 auto-gauss cannons (two mounted forward on the chin, two on the belly on a revolving stand) and 8 missiles tubes beneath the wings.
The Gunship also has a small holding bay with a moving door/ramp which holds up to 4 minifigs.