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Type 7 Shuttle

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Federation
Class Name : Type 7 Shuttle
Type : Shuttlecraft
Unit Run :
Feynman [1] - Active
Hawking [2] - Active
NCC 1701-D/01 Sakharov [3] - Active
NCC 1701-D/10 D'Alison [4] - Active
NCC 67016/07 Kotoi [5] - Destroyed [6]
plus 6,427 others built in total. 2,105 have been lost in all.
Commissioned : 2359 - present
Dimensions : Length : 8.5 m [7]
Beam : 3.6 m [8]
Height : 2.7 m [8]
Decks : 1
Mass : 3.96 [8] metric tons
Crew : 1 [9], plus 6 passengers in standard model, 2 in diplomatic model [9]
Armament : , total output 200 TeraWatts
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 27,000 TeraJoules
Light Duranium / Tritanium Single hull.
Low level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Normal Cruise : 1.5
Maximum Cruise : 1.7
Maximum Rated : 1.75 [8] for 48 [8] hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 4
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 10
Shield Strength : 10
Hull Armour : 3.13
Speed : 3
Combat Manoeuvrability : 22,050
Overall Strength Index : 32
Diplomatic Capability : 2
Expected Hull Life : 45
Refit Cycle : Minor : 1 year
Standard : 1 years
Major : 15 years


The Type 7 was introduced to a larger and heavier counterpart to the Type 6. In common with the 6, the Type 7 has a Duranium Tritanium hull which has greatly increased the strength and durability of the structure. The computer and sensor suite is also of a more advanced generation than those of the preceeding Types. The Type six continues in production, although the advent of the new field=replicatable shuttle models capable of vastly higher warp speeds is likely to cut the projected production of a further 700+ units drastically.

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# Series Season Source Comment
1 TNG 6 Chain of Command, Part 2
2 TNG 4 The Host
3 TNG 2 Unnatural Selection
4 TNG 2 The Child
5 Visible on the shooting model
6 TNG 4 The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
7 Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual Stated on page 161.
8 Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual
9 Generic official information
Series : TNG Season 6
Episode : Chain of Command, Part 2
Series : TNG Season 4
Episode : The Host
Series : TNG Season 2
Episode : Unnatural Selection
Series : TNG Season 2
Episode : The Child
Source : Visible on the shooting model
Series : TNG Season 4
Episode : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
Book : Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual
Comment : Stated on page 161.
Book : Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual
Series : Season
Episode : Generic official information


There isn't that much to say about this one; it's one of the TNG-era craft, and appears to have been purpose designed for that show rather than being a modification of a TOS shuttle like the Type 6. The capabilities are very limited, most especially the speed; warp 1.75 works out to 6.45 x c, at which speed crossing one light year would take over 56 days - crossing one sector (20 light years) would take 3.1 years! Given this, it seems that the Type 6 and 7 are intended to make interplanetary trips faster than their sub-warp cousins, rather than being interstellar ships in their own right.
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