First off, I want to clarify that this is a small entry. It looks very big but it actually only has 198 pieces, I counted. I made up the idea of this, a new addition to star wars history.
This shuttle is for transporting usually diplomats in the time of war. That's why it is armored so the senator or whichever is kept out of harms way. It travels much like a air-taxi, it hovers above the ground yet it doesn't travel into space. It is piloted by a clone pilot, the more important the senator, the more experienced the pilot is. In this particular model, it is transporting two Trandosian senators.
In this image you can see the top and how it works.
Good luck to the rest!
Link for my Brickshelf, a couple other pics.
Edited by KimT, 02 March 2009 - 08:38 PM.