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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.

A Cargo Eagle with winch assembly.

The cargo Eagle with Grappler moving an alien space pod.

Laboratory Eagle with Docking Tube being fitted with Boosters.

Traveller T20 Design:
Eagle Transporter - Eagle Model S1999 Class Shuttle Designed by: Savage, John C Admiral - AG Commonwealth
138-ton Hull (Close Structure) - Partially Streamlined
AC: 16 (9 vs. Meson Guns)   AR: 4 (TL-9)   SI: 100   Initiative: 2
Starship Size: Medium   Cost: 88.591 MCr (110.738 MCr without discount)
Model/3 Fib (PP: 42/12) Computer   Avionics: Less than 600-ton  
Sensors: Medium Range   Communications: Medium Range
Cargo: 49.25-tons   Extra Ship's Stores: 28 person/weeks of Luxury Stores,
Annual Maintenance = 8.859 KCr (4.43 KCr if routinely maintained)
Routine Maintenance = 2.215 KCr/Month (22.148 KCr per year)
Acceleration: 2-G   Agility: 2
Power Plant: TL-9 Fusion (14 EP output, enough fuel for 3.71 weeks)
Fuel Scoops,
Atmospheric Speeds:   NOE = 875kph   Cruising = 2,625kph   Maximum = 3,500kph
Active Defenses:
Hardpoints: 1
Double Popup Mixed Turret:
     Missile Rack TL-7, +1 To Hit, 1d6 (18/x1), Range: 90,000km, Ammo: 0 missiles
     Beam Laser TL-7, +1 To Hit, 1d8 (20/x1), Range: 30,000km
Ship's Vehicles:
1x 0.5-ton vehicle hangar
Accomodations & Fittings:
3x Single Occupancy Small Cabin (3 People)
2x Airlocks
Crew Details:
1x Pilot
1x Engineer
1x Gunner
The Eagle class shuttle has 3 sml stateroom  broken into a single group
facility consisting of  fresher, food preparation, and 3 couches. Variations use a
similar method of providing more life support.  Often the pilot or gunner provide
navigational support. There are 5 essential version of the Eagle class shuttle.
It generally takes 20 minutes to switch between modules;

1. Cargo (49t capacity) - Four cargo pod variations can be used with the open
frame eagle:
-   Cargo pod contains a platformed winch (5t, 125,000cr),
-   Cargo lockable cargo pallet (2t, 10,000cr),
-   Fuel tank pod - looks like a transport eagle but the module is a fuel tanker with a
purifcation plant and flexible fuel tank. (30.25t fuel, 245,500cr)
-   the vertical grab arm (see below),
-   Freighter module - resembles transporter module. (196250cr)
2. Medical Facliity module - adds 1 medic, room for 8 patients/passengers,
Identifiable by red stripes on the module  (7.25t cargo. 20 Mcr) 
3. Lab Facility module - adds 25t research facility and 7 passenger capacity (5.5 staterooms).
Has builting docking tube. (15.625Mcr)
4. Transporter module - adds 7 passenger capacity, (39.25t cargo, 1.4925Mcr)
- Chemical Rocket version
- Moonbuggy


Discussion of Eagle

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