The well known United
Federation of Planets Class F shuttlecraft were reliable performers on
Constitution class Starships for many years, and a civilian version was also
available for purchase. PanAm was one Airspaceline which purchased some, and
they served well on routes within Earth's solar system.
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Clipper Whistler was the
first in service, and PanAm had an immediate edge over its competitors in the
areas of speed and comfort. The later addition of panoramic windows led them
into the sightseeing business as well as interplanetary transport.
This model represents Whistler
before the addition of the panoramic windows, and as it served on the inaugural
run from Earth to Mars.
Dave Bailey, aka "The Rat"