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Generic Shuttle
Shuttle-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-35 03-July-2018a.jpg
A prototypical shuttle having left orbit and now on a slow burn to destination.
Type: UMS Shuttle
Agility 3
Also see Utility Craft
Architect Marc Miller
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon design with Keith illustration.
Cargo 71.0 Tons
Cost MCr33
Crew 2
Enlisted 0
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1 Flt
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP UMS-9A30
Reference Starships 18.
Size 95 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Airframe Hull
Tech Level TL–8
USP UMS-TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

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]

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. [2]

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 9.0 tons. [3]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Shuttle leaving orbit for a spaceport.
    Shuttle-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-32 03-July-2018a.jpg
  2. A stock Shuttle image by a famous starcraft artist.
    Shuttle-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-35 03-July-2018a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [4]

Basic Ship Characteristics [5]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 95 tons.
2. Crew x2 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/1 flt ship 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 Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr33.
11. Construction Time 6 months to build, 4 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

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. [6]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Smallcraft - Utility Craft:

  1. Type UMS class Shuttle
    1. Aanz class System Shuttle
    2. Andrew class Commercial Shuttle
    3. Carrus class Shuttle
    4. Ciigusna class Shuttle
    5. Crawm class Shuttle
    6. Deployment Shuttle
    7. Excellence class Fast Shuttle
    8. Generic Shuttle
    9. Intruder class Shuttle
    10. Olympian class Shuttle
    11. Rosendal class Shuttle
    12. Traissthurdusa class Rocket
    13. Type 423 class Cargo Shuttle
    14. Vanguard class Shuttle

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. Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 18.
  2. Don Perrin. Starships (Imperium Games, 1996), 18.Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 18.Thomas L. BontRobert PriorChristopher Thrash. Starships (Steve Jackson Games, 2003), 18.
  3. Don Perrin. Starships (Imperium Games, 1996), 18.Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 18.Thomas L. BontRobert PriorChristopher Thrash. Starships (Steve Jackson Games, 2003), 18.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  6. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak