Lambda class T-4a shuttle

The Lambda class was a well known type of shuttlecraft.

A shuttlecraft, also known as a shuttle, was an auxiliary spacecraft typically attached to a starship or a starbase, designed to transport personnel and/or cargo. Most shuttles were short-range starships, possessing only impulse drive or a limited hyperdrive capability.

Shuttlecraft range in size from the larger, longer-range, and more versatile types, such as runabouts, to the small, short-range types commonly known as shuttlepods. Military shuttles used for the collection or delivery of troops were usually referred to as troop shuttles or troop transports.