Designed for the Coalition military by the Bowen Company in the early 21st century, the Crane 850 ULTRA served as a reliable heavy hauler for many decades. These spaceplanes would attach to thumpers to make their trek between worlds.

As the orbiter aged, many were sold off to major airlines. These Cranes found new life as passenger liners, as their colossal interiors made for fantastic flying hotels during interplanetary voyages that could last over two weeks long.

Their water-landing capabilities made them useful in remote ocean regions with no spaceports, and its immense scale combined with the ground effect to make ocean travel efficient and easy.

Cranes continue to fly even after man’s disappearance, following schedules set by transportation masterminds such as Pan Sol’s GIGAPLAN. They are primarily found in the waters of Titan and Europa.

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