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USS Terminus Shuttle MultiView by captshade USS Terminus Shuttle MultiView by captshade
The Type 9 Ambulance Class Shuttle is the companion to the Terminus Class Hospital Cruiser, and is based off of a Richard "Gorpo" Morris design. So much so, I'm giving him full credit.

Docking either with the Terminus Class via the aft shuttlebays, or with it's interconnecting port on the shuttles nose with the Terminus' docking rings. Can carry many casualties at once and has emergency triage capabilities.

This is part of my "S.S." series.
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Gorpo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Holy crap! There it is! Hahahah, thank you, Cap!

It's so bizarre to see my design like that. Nice.

Interesting comment about it being NASA-esque, the cylindrical part is actually based on a model I had of the NASA shuttle, Enterprise which came with two satellite things that fit into the cargo bay along the back. One of them looked like the front part of the Terminus there. The engine section is inspired by the Viper fighter, the Star Wars blockade runner, and the engine pod from the Eagle ships in Space:1999.
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captshade Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Well except for a docking ring on the nose, I tried to keep it the same. And untill the most recent pages, I thought that the apperant opening in the nose section WAS a docking area. Keep up the good work!

And The USS Terminus is a larger hospital ship I posted earlier. This is one of it's companion shuttles, like the one in the comic is.
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Malcadon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simplicity and practicality, not bad!

This is a nice change of pace from all starship designs (which always seems to be listed as heavy cruisers no mater how big or small they are. LOL).
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captshade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Well she's to scale with the rest of my Trek ships. So she's WAY to small for anything else.
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Malcadon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can more or less tell the size from the windows and docking ring. From the looks of it, it seems a little big for normal shuttle bays, and if it can, it would take up most of the hanger space.

The comment about the heavy cruisers, is based on my experience playing the Star Frontiers RPG, which has a wide range of ship classes (from corvettes to dreadnoughts), but the federation seem to really love their cruisers.
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captshade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Saying the Feds love cruisers, is an understatement. But at the same time, most fan designs, or Trek clubs won't play anything smaller.
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Malcadon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That a shame. I find that playing small ships can be a lot of fun, if mostly because they have a manageable crew-size, and they tend to be small enough to land on worlds (I never been a fan of teleportation).

Star Frontiers really favor the small ones. When players do get control of a military ship, most of the time it an Assault-scout (I think the fluff calls it a Stiletto-class corvette) ship, which is like a spaceborn PT boat. Such a ship has a small crew (6), and has great range, so the players can go strait to the exploration. The largest player typically get is a frigate (the smallest of the full-sized ships), as anything larger seems like overkill to an adventure. Frigates kinda play like the Daedalus-class starship, but with a smaller crew (25).

On an odd side note, heavy cruisers are really downplayed in the game as aging relics from the past.

All-and-all, I like all the verity of starship designs, but I wish they add more verity with the ship classifications.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
A clear, practical design, really NASA-esque...
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captshade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Thanks. It was seen in one of his online comics. And wasn't Trek related. I just really liked it.
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