Colonial shuttle

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For the Re-imagined Series counterpart, see Atmospheric shuttle.

Colonial Shuttle
Colonial Shuttle
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The Colonial shuttle is a large, twin-engined cargo craft. The shuttle is unarmed, but is capable of carrying a landram (or snowram) and cargo in addition to a crew compliment.

Shuttles are equipped with a loading ramp that allows for rapid deployment of the stowed vehicle (The Gun on Ice Planet Zero). Shuttles can also be used for deploying parachute troops, dropping out of the shuttle from a special chamber (The Living Legend, Part II).

In the hours after the Cylon attack on the Colonies, shuttles of this type ferried survivors from ships in the new civilian fleet to Galactica for medical treatment (Saga of a Star World).

While the cockpit has seating for two pilots, the rear compartment has ample room for large numbers of civilian passengers.

In addition, shuttles are outfitted with emergency channels, which relay telemetry to their home base on the condition of the ship (The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part I).

This shuttle is also used in Galactica 1980, in particular Shuttle Alpha, a craft that ferries the Super Scouts to Earth (The Super Scouts, Part I).

Related imagery


  • Most of the shuttle footage used in the series is stock footage from the series premiere, "Saga of a Star World". The shuttle featured in that episode was labeled "GAL 356", leaving the later impression that all shuttles in the fleet, whether from Galactica or Pegasus, have the markings "GAL 356".
A old-era shuttle from the 2003 Miniseries.