|Role:||Twin-engined cargo craft|
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).
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).
- 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 Colonial shuttle is seen at the start of the Miniseries as it ferries the Colonial Fleet's Armistice Officer from Picon Fleet Headquarters to Armistice Station.
- Another shuttle of this type is seen in the Galactica exhibition in the Miniseries, while working models are still used in the Fleet (The Woman King). Whether this is an indication that such shuttles are used aboard Galactica is unknown.