Type 10 class
|Type 10 Class|
|Expected Duration||0 Years|
|Time Between Resupply||0 Year|
|Time Between Refit||0 Years|
|Cruising Velocity||Warp 5.5|
|Maximum Velocity||Warp 5.8|
|Emergency Velocity||Warp 6.5 (3 hours)|
The Type 10 class marks one of those rare instances in Starfleet history that a shuttlecraft has been designed primarily for military purposes. While Starfleet shuttles do come equipped with limited defensive systems, their primary mission profile does not typically involve combat, but rather short-range personnel transfers, planetary ops, limited deep space scouting and emergency starship escape. The Type 10 class, while sharing these capabilities, comes equipped with more powerful weapons and larger warp coil assemblies for increased speed and is more heavily shielded. The Type 1O class shuttlecraft can also act in a tactical assistance role during combat, and provide a stronger defense for escape pods in the event a starship is damaged or destroyed.
Building on the lessons learned from successful modifications to the Defiant class, the Type 10 class shuttlecraft shares many similar systems with its "big sister" starship. The Type 10 shuttle’s most noticeable Defiant-inspired feature is its recessed, armoured engine pods. No longer situated away from the hull on potentially vulnerable support pylons, the protected engines eliminate a tactical weakness. Based on a Type 6 shuttle spaceframe design, the insides of the Type 10 more closely resemble those of a starship. Subscale versions of starship warp and impulse propulsion systems give the Type 10 shuttlecraft an impressive capacity for speed. Weapons systems include standard phaser arrays, but also feature the capability to launch modified quantum torpedoes through micro-torpedo launchers. Onboard computer systems are based on a scaled-down version of the computer core utilized by the Danube class runabout.
|Starfleet Auxiliary Craft Classes (Active)|
|Runabouts||Danube - Arrow - Delta Flyer - Dynasty - Talon - Volga|
|Transports||Argo - Polaris - Titan - Wyvern Hopper|
|Shuttles||Type 6 - Type 7 - Type 8 - Type 9 - Type 10 - Type 11 - Type 15 - Type 18|
|Fighters||Broadsword class - Peregrine class - Gryphon class - Valkyrie class|
|Captain's Yacht||Aerowing - Galaxy Class Yacht - Sovereign Class Yacht - Waverider|