In Stargate SG-1 or Atlantis does the Daedalus class starships carry shuttle craft? I know they have transporter rings and Asgard transporters like in Star Trek, but even the Federation ships had shuttle craft. In Stargate Atlantis they use puddle jumpers granted they are not on a starship but serve the same kind of purpose.


It's not stated. The class of ship certainly has bays that would be more than capable of supporting a puddle jumper but we don't ever see them using one.

On the official cutaway on the MGM website, the nacelles are labelled as F-302 bays, showing that the ship has orbit-to-ground capability without using the ring transporter or Asgard beaming technology.

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  • Valorum,Yes I know the ship can land, however there might be times when you do not want to alarm the population by having a large space ship land or maybe not showing you have beam/ ring transporters just yet. A shuttlecraft would be useful on any ship in my opinion. – dean1957 Dec 3 '17 at 1:15
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    @dean1957 - Between the Asgard beams, Goa'uld ring transporters, Tauri F-302s and the fact that the ship itself can land unnoticed at night, the ship has lots of ship-to-ground capacity. – Valorum Dec 3 '17 at 1:17
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    I just think a shuttle or two would be nice to have on board. The Earth ships are run by the military so some of the technology or capability would be considered military secrets in some cases. So landing a small shuttle instead of the whole ship or beaming down would be more prudent in my opinion. – dean1957 Dec 3 '17 at 1:52
  • @dean1957 - Everyone cleared to be on that ship would be aware that beaming tech and rings exist. – Valorum Dec 3 '17 at 8:57
  • @dean1957 The Daedalus is a battleship. That is a war ship. War ships throughout history have not had transport vessels because everyone that is on the ship is there for a duty. The only time they leave the ship is when they get R&R in port. The ship has the ability to take on civilians or VIPs, but that is not the craft's primary duty. That would be the primary reason you can not find a dedicated transport craft on the ship. – Odin1806 Dec 3 '17 at 16:12

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