Re: Shuttlecraft - curved edges on top?
I don't buy the idea of the edges being used as hitches or grapple structures. I like it, but I don't buy it.
The curved edges are too subtle for such a purpose.
If they were real rail-like structures for mounting uses, I think they'd be more pronounced, more substantial, more solid.
As they are, they do seem more like an airfoil or aerodynamic feature rather than a grapple rail of some kind.
How solid they are as a structural feature would depend on what the hull is made of.
And if they may just be there to guide and align an attachedment on the top, which is then magnatised to the hull.
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