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Space TransportsThe Clone Wars

T-6B Shuttle

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Craft: Slayn & Korpil T-6B shuttle
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 22.8 Meters
Skill: Space Transports T-6 shuttle
Crew: 2, Skeleton 1(+10)
Passengers: 10
Crew Skill: Space Transports 5D, Starship Shields 4D
Consumables: 1 Month
Cargo Capacity: 60 Tons
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1
Nav Computer: Y
Space: 5
Atmosphere: 295;850 kmh
Maneuverability: 1D
Hull: 3D
Shields: 1D+2
Sensors:
Passive: 10/0D
Scan: 25/0D+2
Search: 40/1D+1
Focus: 2/3D

Background: The T-6B shuttle, also called the Jedi T-6 shuttle, was a second-generation model of the unarmed transport used by the Jedi Order. Based on the older T-6A design, it saw greater use during the Clone Wars. By the time of the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire, the shuttle cockpit was used in the design of the A/SF-01 B-wing starfighter.

Manufactured by the Verpine hives of Slayn & Korpil, the semicircular T-6B shuttle featured a rotating engine block and cockpit that oriented with the rest of the ship when landed or in flight. In its landing configuration, the ship sat horizontally, supported by a trio of landing gear. The cockpit, somewhat conical in shape, remained aligned with the body of the craft, with the three engines likewise horizontally aligned with the body of the shuttle. The cockpit and engine block rotated ninety degrees when entering flight mode. The craft had one loading ramp on the engine block’s port side. Shuttles of this class featured ejector seats that, when launched, enclosed the being in a flexible, cushioned survival capsule.

Due to its role as an ambassadorial craft, the T-6B shuttle lacked weaponry but was equipped with a hyperdrive. Furthermore, the craft’s spacious interior provided for reasonably comfortable space travel. When pressed into service during the Clone Wars, Republic T-6B shuttles were adorned with a Galactic Roundel and painted in the red-and-white color scheme of the Grand Army of the Republic, though they remained unarmed. Decades later, T-6 shuttles that were a part of the fleet assembled by Lando Calrissian were equipped with aftermarket weaponry added on either side of the cockpit.

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