Orion class

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Class Information


Main Cruising Speed:

Warp 6

Main Energy Weapons:

4x Type-VIII phaser emitters

Torpedo Launchers:



Regenerative Shielding System

Crew Members
Main Crew Compliment:



Up to 4


Class Description

The Orion-class scout ship was developed and deployed in 2372 when the Advanced Starship Design Bureau decided that an intermediary between a runabout and a full sized starship was necessary to fill in the holes that other ships could not provide. During the beginning hours of the Dominion War, a ship that was fast, maneuverable, armed for it's size, and able to operate by one pilot was needed; however this ship would need to be cost effective and quick to build which meant something slightly larger than a standard Danube class runabout, yet smaller than a full sized starship. The Orion-class was built out of this necessity, and would keep full sized starships from being in direct danger while scouting, or pulled away from the front lines.

With an effective cruising speed of Warp 6, and a maximum speed of up to Warp 8.2, the Orion-class significantly outperforms other classes of small craft by leaps and bounds. Requiring only one pilot, and capable of carrying up to four people, it is designed for the bare basics of what it’s role requires.

While the Orion-class does have baseline armaments for a ship of its size, the power generators that would typically be routed towards weaponry and tactical systems are instead used to boost engine speed and efficiency, as well as to boost power to the lateral and medial sensors. The Orion is equipped with four phaser arrays and a microtorpedo launcher should she need to harass a would-be attacker. However, the more advantageous use of this tactical suite is to distract the adversary long enough to engage the warp drive and "leave them in the dust" so to speak.

Runabout Specifications

Basic Information
  • Role: Scout
  • Dimensions: 24 meters (L) x 15 meters (W) x 4 meters (H)
  • Decks: 1
  • Expected Duration: 20 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 7 days
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years
Crew Compliment
  • Total Crew: 5
    • Minimum: 1
    • Maximum: 5
    • Passengers: Up to 4
  • Emergency Capacity: 15
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.6c
  • Warp Speed
    • Warp 6: Cruising Speed
    • Warp 7.5: Maximum Warp
    • Warp 8.2: Emergency Warp (for 10 hours)
Offensive Systems



  • 2 forward
  • 2 aft


Defensive Systems
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems: LCARS Controlled Bio-Neural Computer Systems
  • Transporters:
    • 1 Two-Person Transporter
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 kilometers
  • Sensor Range: 20 lightyears
  • Communications Range: 25 lightyears
Other Notes


  • 1 Food Replicator
  • 1 Head with Sonic Shower
  • 8 Bunks


  • Planetary Landing Capability

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