Osprey Shuttle

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Stats

  • Era: Interstellar Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Far Isles Corporation (FIC)
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): FIC
  • Type: Shuttle
  • Size: Large
  • Crew: 1 Core, 1 Mission
  • Speed: A (Space) / B (Atmosphere)
    • Atmosphere Acceleration
      • Cruise: 1G
      • Max: 2G
    • Space Acceleration
      • Cruise: 1-3G
      • Max: 12G
    • Atmosphere
      • Cruise: Mach 2
      • Max: Mach 6
  • Agility: C (Space/High atmosphere) / B (Low atmosphere)
  • Armor: D
  • Endurance: C
  • Weapons: Variable
  • Defenses: None (Can Mount A Chaff/Flare Launcher)
  • Sensors: C

History

The Osprey Shuttle was a competitor to the Sparrow Spaceplane. It masses more than the Sparrow and so has larger engines to perform the same role. Unlike the Sparrow which has a missile bay usable for other purposes the Osprey instead has a cargo bay which can be adapted to carry missiles or other weapons. It also has grappling clamps on the bottom of the shuttle allowing it to carry larger self-protected cargoes underneath it.

The Osprey has a cargo bay which can be converted to carry weapons. Most commonly these were mines (16), missiles (8), or a retractable fixed forward dual railgun. More commonly it can carry half a ton of cargo into orbit. It uses three engines: a pair of fusion torch drives and a central simple VASIMR drive which can only be used in space.

They are still common as civilian shuttles for the FIC even during the modern space era.

Osprey Shuttle

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