Is there a source for this type of vessel being called "Hestrel Class"? I've been looking through the "Official Guide" CDROM and it's lists this design simply as a "Atmospheric Shuttle", so unless an alternative official reference can be found I suggest we move this article to Earth Alliance Atmospheric Shuttle or Atmospheric Shuttle (Earth Alliance). Blind Wolf 15:58, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

According to the Security Manual, the Hestrel Class was actually called the Kestrel Class. --Farragut79 16:39, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Confirmed. And on closer inspection of the plans shows it's another Mitchell-Hyundyne design and the inception date of that class was 2241. Looks like a bunch of the Cargo ships are named here too: "Majestic Class" transports; not sure if there were any "disc + 2 cargo pods" ships used on screen, may actually be the small 3-pod design. "Kneale Class" cargo movers; description sounds like the Achilles/Valjean/Red Star 9 type design. "Hammond Class" crew transports; sounds like the "STG-19" shuttle, which begs the question, what's the source of the "STG-19" designation? There's also mention of a "Sha'T'Nar Class" transports, but without a description or photo, it could be any one of the larger non-human transports. Of course, the security manual isn't an infallible source of information (for one thing it appears to have the location of the Red and Green Sectors switched) but I don't see anything contradictory with the transports. Blind Wolf 20:14, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree, and the Sha'T'Nar sounds like the Narn freighter. --Farragut79 21:40, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Maybe, but we can't make that assumption without further corroborating evidence. All it says is "Sha'T'Nar Class transports have belly-space for up to 5000 tons of freight and 800 passengers." While the Narn freighter certainly sounds like it fits, it could just as easily be the Drazi shuttle, the "White Star Liner" type, the Markab transport or something we've never seen. Like I said, the Security Manual has no shortage of suspect information, so never assume they didn't just make something up. Blind Wolf 23:24, 6 June 2009 (UTC)