Type 6 shuttlecraft

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Type 6-shuttle
Class Information


Main Cruising Speed:

Warp 3

Main Energy Weapons:

2x Type-VI Phaser Emitters

Torpedo Launchers:



Graviton Shielding System

Crew Members
Main Crew Compliment:



Up to 6


Class Description

The Type 6 shuttlecraft was fielded in the 2350's in order to introduce several modernization's to the shuttle fleet. It was the first shuttlecraft in service with a Duranium/Tritanium hull, and also introduced isolinear computer systems into shuttlecraft service. In order to avoid introducing too many radical changes in one step, the designers based the structure of the Type 6 on the venerable Type 3 design from the 2280s and 90s. The aft section, comprising the impulse engines and other major engineering systems, was identical to the Type 3; the midsection was deleted from the design, and the forward section was heavily modified in order to provide the flight crew with a wider field of view and accommodate the new computing and sensor systems; even so, the new forward end had to fit the existing Type 3 aft end and so there remains a close similarity in overall form.

The Type 6 proved to be quite popular with pilots in service, and many hundreds where produced during the production run. Eventually Starfleet decided to cease production of the Type 6 in favor of purely modern designs, and the last Type 6 was delivered from the Utopia Planitia fleet yards, which manufactured these craft, in 2368. The type is now gradually being phased out of service, though it will undoubtedly remain a feature of many hangar bays for some time to come.

Shuttlecraft Specifications

Basic Information
  • Role: Personnel Shuttle
  • Dimensions: 6 meters (L) x 4.4 meters (W) x 2.7 meters (H)
  • Expected Duration: 20 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 10 days
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 1 years
Crew Compliment
  • Total Crew: 2
    • Minimum Crew: 2
    • Maximum Crew: 1
    • Passengers: 6
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.75c
  • Warp Speed
    • Warp 3: Cruising Speed
    • Warp 5: Maximum Speed
    • Warp 8: Emergency Speed (for 2 hours)
Offensive Systems


Defensive Systems
Primary Systems
  • Power System: One 50-Cochrane Warp Engine
  • Computer System: LCARS Controlled Isolinear circuitry system
  • Transporters: * 1 single-person transporter
    • Transporter Range: 20,000 meters
  • Sensor Range: 8 lightyears
  • Communications Range: 10 lightyears
Other Notes

SHUTTLECRAFT FEATURES: Capable of Planetary Landing

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