Light Shuttle WIP#1

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Light shuttle idea Рbasically a lot smaller than a Lambda but with roughly similar internal cabin capacity. Suitable for utility tasks and for deployment off smaller ships that cannot handle the very volume-intensive Lambda variants. Original basic layout from the following, with my own twist and obviously different detail work:

http://www.galacticempire.org/2013/04/star-wars-type-7b-prowler-shuttle.html

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Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Why did the Empire need these when it had those well-armed Deltas?

Personally, I want this to become a bomber. That long fuselage just seems made for a concussion missile bay.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago

That much-reduced upper fin is a decent first step, though now I’m pondering just what benefits said surface lends Lambdas/Sentinels/Starwings in the first place (extra generator and/or heat-sink space? Atmospheric maneuvering aid?). Also digging the neatly-blended fuselage.

darkelf2x1
darkelf2x1
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I also recall that they help with shield projection (ex. the Emperor’s shuttle from Revenge of the Sith)

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Fair-sounding supposition re: wing heatsinks, though I’d be tempted to delete the Lambda’ & Starwings’ dorsals & slap on a twin or quad-laser turret for extra upper-arc coverage. Ep 7’s Upsilon class might’ve compensated for said deletion with those huge honkin’ wingsies, though I can’t say the minimal guns or brick-shaped fuselage do a thing for me.

Geroenimo
Geroenimo
4 years ago

There’s so many WWII bomber cockpits in that one cockpit that I could spend 3 hours typing them all out, luf ut.