The Peregrine type shuttle was the type of manned space based weapons platform used by the United States during the Colonization era.
The shuttle's appearance was aerodynamic for reentry and gliding flight. Its cockpit, much like the German Kaith type shuttles and unlike the Soviet flying tin cans, possessed a bubbled canopy with excellent all round view.
The shuttle was reusable.
This type was armed with a standard two nuclear tipped missiles and twin 50 caliber machine guns.
A number of shuttles were kept in orbit to maintain a nuclear deterrent. The shuttles would stay in orbit for a limited period of time, a few days, then be replaced by fresh replacements.