Craft assigned to USS Darwin-A

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The following craft are assigned to the USS Darwin-A:

Type-9 Personnel Shuttlecraft

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  • Compliment: Two
Ayora
Villamil
  • Type: Medium long-range warp shuttle.
  • Accommodation: Two flight crew, two passengers.
  • Power Plant: One 400 cochrane warp engine, two 800 millicochrane impulse engines, four RCS thrusters.
  • Dimensions: Length, 8.5 m; beam, 4.61 m; height 2.67 m.
    • Mass: 2.61 metric tones.
  • Performance: Warp 6.
  • Armament: Two Type-VI phaser emitters.
The Type-9 Personnel Shuttle is a long-range craft capable of traveling at high warp for extended periods of time due to new advances in variable geometry warp physics. Making its debut just before the launch of the Intrepid-class, this shuttle type is ideal for scouting and recon missions, but is well suited to perform many multi-mission tasks. Equipped with powerful Type-VI phaser emitters, the shuttle is designed to hold its own ground for a longer period of time. Comfortable seating for four and moderate cargo space is still achieved without sacrificing speed and maneuverability. As is standard by the 2360’s, the shuttle is equipped with a medium-range transporter and is capable of traveling through a planet’s atmosphere. With its ability to travel at high-warp speeds, the Type-9 has been equipped with a more pronounced deflector dish that houses a compact long-range sensor that further helps it in its role as a scout. The Type-9 is now being deployed throughout the fleet and is especially aiding deep-space exploratory ships with its impressive abilities.

Type-11 Personnel Shuttlecraft

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  • Compliment: Two
Santiago
Cristobal
  • Type: Heavy long-range warp shuttle.
  • Accommodation: Four flight crew, six passengers.
  • Power Plant: One 400 cochrane warp engine, two 800 millicochrane impulse engines, four RCS thrusters.
  • Dimensions: Length, 16 m; beam, 9.78 m; height 4.25 m.
    • Mass: 28.11 metric tones.
  • Performance: Warp 6.
  • Armament: Four Type-V phaser emitters, two micro-torpedo launchers (fore and aft), aft-mounted veritable purpose emitter.
With an ultimate goal towards creating a useful all-purpose shuttlecraft, the designers of the Type-11 Personnel Shuttle set out to create a craft that was equipped with all the systems of a starship within the shell of a relatively small shuttle. Allocation of the larger Danube-class runabout to starships in the field proved too costly, and with the expressed need by the Sovereign-class development team for a capable shuttle, the Type-11 was born. Its overall frame and components are a meshing of lessons learned in both the Type-9 and Danube-class vessels. Impressive shielding, several phaser emitters, micro-torpedo launchers and a capable warp propulsion system makes this shuttle capable of performing a multitude of tasks. Both the ventral and dorsal areas of the shuttle feature a new magnaclamp docking port that is capable of linking up to other ships similarly equipped. A two-person transporter and a large aft compartment with a replicator adds to the shuttle’s versatility. The end hope is that these all-purpose shuttles will replace the more specific-purpose crafts already stationed on starships, reducing the amount of space needed for shuttle storage in already-cramped bays. The Type-11 is now seeing selective deployment outside the Sovereign-class to further assess its capabilities in the field.