Published, canon design.
|Type: U Auxiliary|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard generation.|
- 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.
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
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. 
|4.||Electronics||Model/1 fib computer.|
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
|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
- Cutter (50-ton)
- Fighter (10-ton)
- Launch (20-ton)
- Pinnace (40-ton)
- Ship's Boat (30-ton)
- Shuttle (95-ton)
- Slow Boat (30-ton)
- Slow Pinnace (40-ton)
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.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
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Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type U class Auxiliary
- Type YY class Commercial Shuttle
- Type U class Auxiliary
References & Contributors (Sources)
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