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Space 1999

Eagle Transport Interplanetary Shuttle

The Eagle has an enormous web following that includes schematics, drawings, and discussions.  This makes it a perfect early space technology to implement in Traveller.  NASA engineers had several good things to say about the Eagles in the 1970s. The only item they suggested changing was the thrusters which are too large considering the vehicle and fuel size.

Medical Eagle above a Moonbase Alpha pad.

An Eagle fleet on the move.   Eagle transports can be converted to other versions by changing or modifying the modules.

Classic Traveller High Guard Design:
Ship: Transporter S1999
Class: Eagle
Type: shuttle
Architect: Admiral Savage
Tech Level: 9

         SC-1402611-400000-00000-0 MCr 113.296 138 Tons
Bat Bear                           Crew: 1
Bat                                TL: 9

Cargo: 43.380 Fuel: 8.280 EP: 8.280 Agility: 2
Fuel Treatment: Fuel Scoops
Backups: 1 x Model/1fib Computer

Architects Fee: MCr 1.133   Cost in Quantity: MCr 90.637

Detailed Description
  (High Guard Design)

138.000 tons standard, 1,932.000 cubic meters, Close Structure Configuration


Jump-0, 2G Manuever, Power plant-6, 8.280 EP, Agility 2

Bridge, Model/1 Computer
1 Model/1fib Backup Computer



Armoured Hull (Factor-4)


8.280 Tons Fuel (0 parsecs jump and 28 days endurance)
On Board Fuel Scoops, No Fuel Purification Plant, 8.280 ton drop tanks

1 Stateroom, 43.380 Tons Cargo


MCr 114.429 Singly (incl. Architects fees of MCr 1.133), MCr 90.637 in Quantity (Hardpoints and Turrets charged)

46 Weeks Singly, 37 Weeks in Quantity

The Eagle class shuttle has 1 stateroom  broken into a single group
facility consisting of  fresher, food preparation, and 2 couches. Variations use a
similar method of providing more life support.  There are 4 essential version of
the Eagle class shuttle. It generally takes 1/2 hour to switch between versions;

Cargo (49t capacity) - Four cargo pod variations can be used with the open
frame eagle:
-   a cargo pod contains a platformed winch (4t, 45t capacity),
-   a  cargo pallet (2t, 47t capacity),
-   a fuel tank pod (looks like a transport eagle but the module contains a fuel
tank), (10t, 39t capacity).
-   or the vertical grab arm (see below) ,
Sickbay module - adds 1 medic, room for 4 patients/passengers (4
staterooms). (16t, 10Mcr)
Lab Facility module - adds 15t research facility and 7 passenger capacity (5
staterooms). (8t, 5Mcr)
Transport module - adds 7 passenger capacity (5 staterooms)
     (40t, 5Mcr)
Additional Equipment:
1. Quad Vertical lift Boosters - Can also be fitted with the vertical lift thrusters.
(1ton each)
 - 4 provide 4G additional lift force for 1 takeoff or
 - Lifting heavier objects for 60min.
   (1t ea., .125Mcr)
2. Eagle Booster Pod - Any Eagle can be fitted with a Top booster package for
an additional 2G performance for 4 hours.
   (15ton mass, 10Mcr)
3. Grab Arm and Gripper - Can be mounted on any eagle and will hold
138 tons steady along side the eagle.  Reentry cannot be attempted in this
state to a 1G world.
   (5t, .25Mcr)
4. Vertical Hoist Arm - 3 pronged heavy lifting tool.
   (1t, .25Mcr)
5. Side Arm - Extension arm for grabbing things objects along side the
Eagle. Can be used for refueling Eagles.
   (.5t, .25Mcr)
4. Docking Tube - Vehicle docking tube. Cannot support abnormal structural
   (1t, .2Mcr)
5. Re-entry Glider hooks - will hold a 20ton vessel above the frame.
   (6t, .5Mcr)
6. Harness - will lower 300lbs (a person) or object  10,000 feet.
   (.5 tons, 30min fullextension, .1Mcr)


- chemical rockets
- moonbuggy

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