Shuttle

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Generic Shuttle
Shuttle-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-35 03-July-2018a.jpg
Published, canon design.
Type: U Auxiliary
Also see
Blueprint Yes
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 71 Tons
Cost MCr33
Crew 2
Officers 2
Enlisted 30
Hardpoints 1
Hull Wedge Hull
Jump J-0
Maneuver 3 G
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference TBD
Size 95 Tons
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–8
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard generation.

The Shuttle uses a 95-ton hull, is capable of 3-G acceleration, carries 2.85 tons of fuel, and has a crew of two. [1]

  • Shuttles are a kind of Small Craft, spacecraft not meant for interstellar travel. Almost all work in an interface role, carrying passengers and cargo from planet side to space side and back.
  • It is also known as the Type U class Shuttle. It typically comes in a 95 ton smallcraft variation, but other variations are possible including larger bigcraft.
  • It is a civilian ship and a noncombatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It may mount up to two lasers; remaining weapons must be missile racks or sandcasters. It has 71 tons of excess space, and typically costs MCr33. [1]

Shuttles are usually unarmed, and are capable of cargo transfer in a vacuum. They have a mass displacement of 95 dTons, are typically capable of three Gs of acceleration, and can carry up to thirty passengers. They have a cargo hold capacity of 80.0 tons and a fuel capacity of 9 tons.

Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (of ten craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 95 tons.
2. Crew x2 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/1 fib computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • None.
7. Defenses None.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Treatment None.
10. Cost MCr33.
11. Construction Time 6 months to build, 4 months in quantity.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 71.0 tons.

Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types[edit]

  1. Cutter (50-ton)
  2. Fighter (10-ton)
  3. Launch (20-ton)
  4. Pinnace (40-ton)
  5. Ship's Boat (30-ton)
  6. Shuttle (95-ton)
  7. Slow Boat (30-ton)
  8. Slow Pinnace (40-ton)

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The standard ship’s Shuttle is one of the largest and highest performance smallcraft vessels at 95 tons. It has become one of the eight most popular and commonly encountered smallcraft designs found within Charted Space.

Access to planetary surfaces by ships incapable of landing themselves is made using shuttles which are present at a starport, or which are carried by the starship itself.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Shuttle AKA Commercial Shuttle:

  1. Type U class Auxiliary
    1. Cargo Shuttle
      1. Fringian Shuttle
    2. Deployment Shuttle
    3. Fast Shuttle
      1. Fringian Fast Shuttle
    4. Fuel Shuttle
      1. Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle
    5. Interface Transport
    6. Passenger Shuttle
      1. Olympian class Shuttle
    7. Survey Shuttle
      1. Last Armada class Survey Shuttle
    8. System Shuttle
      1. Aanz class System Shuttle
  2. Type YY class Commercial Shuttle
    1. Andrew class Commercial Shuttle

Military Shuttle:

  1. Type U class Auxiliary
    1. Assault Shuttle
      1. Fringian Assault Shuttle
      2. Macropan Screamer class Attack Shuttle
      3. Slicer class Assault Shuttle
      4. Sturmge class Assault Shuttle
    2. Attack Shuttle
      1. Intruder class Shuttle

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Shuttle leaving orbit for a spaceport.
    Shuttle-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-32 03-July-2018a.jpg

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 18.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.