Type 6 Shuttle Craft
The Type 6 shuttle was a short-range Starfleet auxiliary vehicle carried aboard Federation starships and space stations during the 24th century.
- 6 x 4.4 x 2.7 m
- Minimum Crew
- 1 (Pilot)
- Maximum Crew
- 2 Flight Crew + 6 Passengers
- Maximum Speed
- Warp 3
- Cruising Speed
- Warp 1.5
The Type 6 shuttle was introduced sometime prior to 2364. They were part of the standard shuttlecraft inventory aboard Galaxy-class, Intrepid-class, and Nebula-class starships. Space stations such as Relay Station 47 supported Type 6 shuttlecraft, as did facilities on Earth.
For propulsion, the Type 6 was equipped with two 1,250 millicochrane warp nacelles and microfusion thrusters. The craft was powered by a fusion reactor core and a starboard and port power supply. It was furthermore equipped with an RCS thruster quad and an atmospheric ramscoop for atmospheric flight. A flight avionics unit aided the pilot with flying the craft. There was no standard armament, but the shuttlecraft could be equipped with two Type 4 phaser emitters for special purposes. The shuttle also featured a forward navigational deflector, a forward sensor array, a forward emitter array, a primary emitter, and a graviton polarity source generator.
A transporter assembly was also not standard, but the shuttle could be fitted with a portable array. The control systems were intuitive, and a non-Federation pilot could quickly learn to fly the craft. Type 6 shuttles were easily configurable for testing of a variety of technologies.
Entry to the shuttle was through a large hatch in the rear of the vessel. The hatch could be opened via a control pad next to the impulse engines. There were benches for passenger seating in the aft section, and ample room for cargo. A separate systems display was also found in the aft area, as were storage bins.