Gadget: Moonraker Shuttles
Owner: Hugo Drax
Hugo Drax's reusable spacecraft, this privately owned fleet of
shuttles took off vertically and landed like a normal aircraft.
Initially a Moonraker shuttle was hijacked from the British government
and it's carrier plane destroyed. As the truth unfolded, Drax
hijacked his own shuttle for use in his scheme. Drax's sinister
scheme was to transport his cult followers to his radar cloaked
orbiting space base. After launching the deadly bio-weapon satellites
to wipe out human civilisation, the "master race" would
return to earth and start again. However Bond and Holly Godhead
attacked one of the Moonraker shuttle's pilots and boarded the
shuttle, travelling to Drax's base and destroy the cloaking device,
the US discovered it and sent it's interplanetary assault team
to foil Drax's scheme. Bond and Holly fleeing the base in a Laser
equipped shuttle, shooting down the bio-weapons.
These reusable craft were launched vertically using an extra
liquid fuel tank, and two solid rocket booster. All of the shuttles
were used as supplies transports as well as passenger transports.
Drax's personal shuttle was equipped with an auto-targeting laser
for destroying objects in space.