|Cargo capacity||12 Passengers|
|Cargo bay extension||N/A|
|Maximum speed||0.15 LM|
|Manoeuvrability|| Roll: 2.0|
|Energy recharge rate||
|Shield boosters available||No|
|Military shields available||No|
|OXP or standard||OXP|
|Available to player||No|
|Base price||Not for sale|
Naval Officers have, since time immemorial, insisted that they have a personal means of transport that was not 'overtly military', since many of the systems in which the Galactic Navy operate are somewhat fearful of vast numbers of heavily equipped and powerfully armed ships descending upon their space stations. It is common banter among the Navy Ratings that these officers were angling for Executive SpaceWays' luxurious H-4 Executive Shuttle and that many noses were put out of joint when this model was not chosen. Instead the Galactic Navy High Command decided upon the much lower budget Worm to fulfil the task of ship-to-surface and ship-to-ship transit.
The ubiquitous nature of the Worm meant that a single vessel could transport some 10-12 Navy personnel (in somewhat cramped conditions) to a planet's spaceport, then within a half hour transport more than ten times that weight in supplies back to the ship by the simple expedient of folding away the seating. As a concession to the whinging officers, one Worm per Navy ship was outfitted with much more than the spartan transports as was befitting a Captain's Barge.
The most notable feature of the Naval Shuttle is its adaptability. As useful for transporting personnel as well as equipment, it even sports a 'snap-fit' laser housing on it's forward hull, so that it may be deployed in times of extreme emergency as a somewhat mediocre close-support fighter.
The Naval Shuttle has had a checkered past. In its early career, it was applauded for assisting the evacuation of Beedbeon's Coriolis 4, when the station fell out of orbit and began to break up in the planet's atmosphere after it was sabotaged. Navy ships managed to evacuate almost 93% of the stations population prior to its final destruction and the last ship to leave was a valiant Navy Shuttle carrying the very last GalCop evacuation officers. Conversely it was a stolen Navy Shuttle that the thieves of the prototype Constrictor used to sneak into a military compound on Reesdice.
The Navy Shuttle is part of the Galactic Navy OXP available here