Type 6 shuttlecraft
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Up to 6
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 FEATURES: Capable of Planetary Landing
|Official Federation Starship Specifications|
|Starship Classes 24th Century||Akira • Ambassador • Ares • Argonaut • Ascension • Atlantia • Cardiff • Centaur • Century • Challenger • Cheyenne • Concorde • Defiant • Diligent • Dumont • Excalibur • Freedom • Galaxy • Galaxy Refit • Insignia • Intrepid • Kelvin • Luna • New Orleans • Nebula • Norway • Nova • Olympic • Onimaru • Prometheus • Raven • Rhode Island • Ronin • Saber • Sovereign • Springfield • Steamrunner • Vesta • Wallace• Wildcat|
|Starship Classes 23rd Century||Akula •Constellation • Constitution • Constitution (Refit) • Crossfield • Excelsior • Excelsior (Refit) • Miranda • Oberth • Soyuz • Sydney • Walker|
|Starship Classes 22nd Century||Daedalus • Franklin • NX • NX Intrepid|
|Federation Shuttle Craft|
|24th Century||Type 5 shuttle • Type 6 shuttle • Type 7 shuttle • Type 10 pod • Type 11 shuttle • Type 15 pod • Type 16 pod • Type 18 pod • Work Bee|
|23rd Century||Class F • Travel Pod • Type 2 • Type 3|
|22nd Century||Inspection Pod • Shuttlepod|