Imperial Shuttle (DNT)
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Imperial shuttle (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))
This design served as the standard shuttle for Imperial fleets.
The Imperial shuttle featured an elongated hull, with most of its engines being mounted roughly amidships, prior to the hull tapering off in width to the stern of the vessel. The cockpit was mounted to the extreme bow of the ship. Docking ports for the shuttle to dock with larger ships were incorporated on both the port and starboard side of the hull. (DNT: 'In the Eternal Night', 'The Capture of Iserlohn (Part Two)')
Role and Capabilities
Dorsal (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
Port (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))
Docked (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))
Cockpit (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))
Ventral searchlights (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))
This design is identified in German as a 'Verbindungsboot' in the Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Official Artworks Complete Edition. This word has no equivalent in English-language naval parlance, and literally translates to 'connection boat'.