Puddle Jumper

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Puddle Jumper
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Creator(s)

Lantean

Engine(s)

2 Drive pods

Weapons

Drones

Other technology

A Puddle Jumper is a Lantean spaceship.

Overview

The Puddle Jumper has two sections, separated by a door. The front section has the controls and four chairs. The rear section has benches along the sides. (SGA: "Rising") There are two release switches for the rear door, a primary near the door and a secondary underneath one of the benches. (SGA: "Grace Under Pressure") The Ancient Technology Activation gene is required to pilot the ship.(SGA: "Rising") They are susceptible to electromagnetic fields. (SGA: "Childhood's End") The Jumpers can be piloted through water and can withstand at least thirty-seven atmospheres of pressure. (SGA: "Grace Under Pressure")

Technology

Drive pods

The Jumpers have two drive pods located on the sides of the ship which retract inside when the ship enters a Stargate. A switch on the left side of the cockpit can manually retract the drive pods. (SGA: "Thirty-Eight Minutes")

Cloak

It has a cloak which makes it undetectable. (SGA: "Rising") A remote can be used to use the cloak from the outside of the ship.

Drones

It is equipped with Drones and can fire at least four at once. (SGA: "Rising", "Adrift")

History

Janus created the Time Jumper using a Puddle Jumper. (SGA: "Before I Sleep") He may have recreated another Time Jumper. (SG1: "It's Good To Be King") John Sheppard was easily able to fly one of the Jumpers on Atlantis and used it in a rescue mission. (SGA: "Rising") A Jumper piloted by Markham was damaged in a Wraith attack so its drive pods didn't retract fully and the Jumper became lodged in a Stargate, with the cockpit dematerialized. (SGA: "Thirty-Eight Minutes") A Jumper was shot down and damaged but later repaired by Dr. Radek Zelenka. During its test flight, Meredith Rodney McKay and Captain Hugh Griffin were aboard when it crashed into the ocean and sunk to the bottom. (SGA: "Grace Under Pressure")

Meredith Rodney McKay created a Hyperdrive for a Jumper when he evolved due to the Lantean DNA manipulator. (SGA: "Tao of Rodney") A number of Jumpers were sent ahead of Atlantis as it drifted through space to destroy larger asteroids in its path. (SGA: "Adrift") The hyperdrive for the Jumper was completed and used to take Sheppard's team and Elizabeth Weir to Asuras. (SGA: "Lifeline")