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Type 0 Shuttle

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Humans
Class Name : Type 0 Shuttle
Type : Shuttlepod1
Unit Run :
Shuttlepod 11 - Retired
Shuttlepod 21 - Retired
plus 98 others built in total. 25 have been lost in all. 75 have been retired from service.
Commissioned : 2150 - 2165, remained in service until 2175
Dimensions : Length : 7 m2
Beam : 5.4 m
Height : 2.7 m
Decks : 13
Mass : 3.75 metric tons
Crew : 13
Armament : 2 x Low yield plasma cannon, total output 1 TeraWatts
1 x Micro spatial torpedo tube4 with 12 rounds
Defence Systems : Light Monotanium Single hull.
Low level Structural Integrity Field
Impulse only : Max Impulse Speed : 0.255 x c
Atmospheric Cruise (Mach) : 4
Atmospheric Max (Mach) : 9
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 0.02
Torpedo Firepower : 0.02
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 5
Shield Strength : -
Hull Armour : 0.31
Speed : -
Combat Manoeuvrability : 4,460
Overall Strength Index : 17
Diplomatic Capability : 1
Expected Hull Life : 10
Refit Cycle : Minor : 0 year
Standard : 0 years
Major : 2 years


The Type 0 shuttlepod was a fairly standard shuttle designed to carry six persons and a small amount of cargo from orbit to a planetary surface and back again. The craft were designed to be launched and recovered by a docking arm which attached to the roof, and had both an overhead access hatch and a side door.3 NX class vessels carried two of these pods,6 which had a maximum speed of one quarter impulse.5

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Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 ENT 1 Broken Bow
2 Speculative Estimate. It is difficult to scale this one as the inside set seems to be larger than the full sized model used for exterior shots.
3 Various Enterprise episodes
4 ENT 2 First Flight
5 ENT 2 Marauders
6 ENT 1 Terra Nova
Series : ENT Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Broken Bow
Source : Speculative
Comment : Estimate. It is difficult to scale this one as the inside set seems to be larger than the full sized model used for exterior shots.
Series : ENT Season (Disc )
Episode : Various Enterprise episodes
Series : ENT Season 2 (Disc 5)
Episode : First Flight
Series : ENT Season 2 (Disc 2)
Episode : Marauders
Series : ENT Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : Terra Nova


The Type 0 shuttle is my personal name for the shuttlepod seen in Enterprise. I use Type 0 simply because I already tagged the TOS shuttle as the Type 1; I had considered going with the Type 13 or 14, because it seems that there may be two shuttle numbering runs going on. Full shuttles run from about the Type 4 through to the Type 11, but the pods get higher numbers of 15 and 16. In the end I decided against this.

The shuttles were stated in "Shuttlepod One" to carry two plasma cannon, yet in "Detained" we see Trip fire what look like phase cannon bursts from his shuttle. In the later "Desert Crossing" they're back to the pulses fired by plasma cannon again. So either one shuttle carries plasma cannon and the other carries phase cannon, or the crew fitted one (or both) shuttles with phase cannon for a while and then removed them again, or plasma cannon can fire both pulses and continuous streams.

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