the Argo Shuttle kicks up a cloud of dust when it lands and takes off, and shows heat distortions when it hovers, like a jet engine exhaust. this is contrary to normal anti-grav portrails in other episode. perhaps this shuttle was equipped with non-anti-gravity atmospheric propulsion for some reason? -Mithril 19:30, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
- Also wings, which are new. It would fit my theories about the purpose of the Argo buggy (I mean, they have antigravs, why do they need wheels even IF they need ground vehicles?), which is that it's for use in conditions where modern technology was difficult, impossible, dangerous, counterproductive, or as someone mentioned on the Buggy's talk page a violation of the Prime Directive. Mewtroid 21:16, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
- It is possible that the Argo was designed for planets with unstable climates which could interfere with the shuttles systems. or they did just for some nostalgia.remember that the planet the argo was first seen on had some incoming ionic storms, otherwise they might as well have beemed B4 up or used a standard shuttle. – Wolf of Thor 14:18, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
The design looks like a copy of a shuttle from Metal Armor Dragonar episode 1 from 1987. w:c:starships:Image:Kikou Senki Dragonar-ep01-11.37.png w:c:starships:Image:Kikou Senki Dragonar-ep01-11.58.png Almael (talk) 15:35, December 2, 2016 (UTC)
Removed uncited noteEdit
- In Greek mythology, Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece.
The above note has been uncited for a number of years and given that it is trying to make a connection between the name of the ship and the shuttlecraft, I have removed it pending a production source. --| TrekFan Open a channel 21:58, February 2, 2018 (UTC)