Craft assigned to Victory
|USS Victory Assigned Craft|
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The USS Victory carries three shuttlecraft in its shuttlebays, as well as the Intrepid Class-specific Aeroshuttle. All of the shuttles assigned to the ship are named after early Earth musical composers. In addition to the shuttlecraft, in emergency situations the crew has access to 42 escape pods placed at strategic locations around the vessel.
The USS Victory carries two Type IX (also known as Class 2) shuttles, named the Vivaldi and the Mozart. They are fast and maneuverable, but definitely not built for comfort.
The Type 9 possesses limited amenities, and though furnished for two pilots and four passengers, can be crewed by a single person if necessary. Their compact size has earned them a reputation for causing "Class Two Claustrophobia" at Starfleet Academy, due to a predilection for stress-testing cadets by sending a full crew of six on training missions that last several weeks. As one Starfleet officer quipped "you did not want to be around when they opened up that airlock".
On stardate 238802.04, the shuttle Bach was lost when it crashed onto the surface of Decas IV. It was replaced by the shuttle Vivaldi.
The USS Victory carries one Type XI Shuttle, named the Pachelbel, along with the Aeroshuttle.
The Type XI shuttlecraft is an advanced piece of technology, containing bioneural circuitry as a standard, as well as a compact powerplant that still provides excellent cruising and maximum speeds. The cockpit is an individual compartment, separate from the rest of the shuttle, which a break from Starfleet's standard shuttle design.
The Intrepid Class' Aeroshuttle, named the Beethoven, has a specific docking port on the ventral side of the USS Victory's saucer, in a recessed hatchway just aft of the ventral sensor array. The Aeroshuttle is a large secondary craft, with the capability for long-range travel and the protection, armament, and sensor capabilities superior to that of a standard auxiliary shuttle. Facilities include two sleeping bunks and a standard runabout-type passenger cabin. A replicator and flight couches provide for the needs of the passengers and a two-person transporter allows for beaming of personnel or cargo when needed.