Type 6 Shuttle Craft

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The Type 6 shuttle was a short-range Starfleet auxiliary vehicle carried aboard Federation starships and space stations during the 24th century.

Dimensions 
6 x 4.4 x 2.7 m
Minimum Crew 
1 (Pilot)
Maximum Crew 
2 Flight Crew + 6 Passengers
Maximum Speed 
Warp 3
Cruising Speed 
Warp 1.5

Service History

The Type 6 shuttle was introduced sometime prior to 2364. They were part of the standard shuttlecraft inventory aboard Galaxy-class, Intrepid-class, and Nebula-class starships. Space stations such as Relay Station 47 supported Type 6 shuttlecraft, as did facilities on Earth.

24 Type 6 shuttles would later be used aboard the Steamrunner Class Starship, USS Bonhomme Richard, as part of it's small craft complement.

The Type 6 Shuttle Linebacker, serial no. 63209-63, assigned to the BHR.

Technical Data

For propulsion, the Type 6 was equipped with two 1,250 millicochrane warp nacelles and microfusion thrusters. The craft was powered by a fusion reactor core and a starboard and port power supply. It was furthermore equipped with an RCS thruster quad and an atmospheric ramscoop for atmospheric flight. A flight avionics unit aided the pilot with flying the craft. There was no standard armament, but the shuttlecraft could be equipped with two Type 4 phaser emitters for special purposes. The shuttle also featured a forward navigational deflector, a forward sensor array, a forward emitter array, a primary emitter, and a graviton polarity source generator.

A transporter assembly was also not standard, but the shuttle could be fitted with a portable array. The control systems were intuitive, and a non-Federation pilot could quickly learn to fly the craft. Type 6 shuttles were easily configurable for testing of a variety of technologies.

Entry to the shuttle was through a large hatch in the rear of the vessel. The hatch could be opened via a control pad next to the impulse engines. There were benches for passenger seating in the aft section, and ample room for cargo. A separate systems display was also found in the aft area, as were storage bins.

By 2374, deflector shields, phaser arrays, and transporter arrays were standard equipment on board type 6 shuttles.