The Type 18 shuttlepod was a type of Federation Starfleet warp-capable shuttlecrafts.

Service historyEdit


The cockpit


Forward viewport

In 2371, when the prototype USS Defiant was sent into the Gamma Quadrant, she was equipped with at least one of these shuttlepods. Kira Nerys and Odo used Shuttle 01 to escape a Jem'Hadar attack. Odo piloted the shuttle to the Founders' homeworld in the Omarion Nebula.

In a simulation run by the Vorta, Sisko and Bashir believed they had escaped the battle in a similar craft. In the same year, the subspace field coils of the warp drive of Shuttle 01 were used to create a subspace bubble around the Sword of Stars comet fragments, as they passed through the Bajoran wormhole.

Notable usesEdit

Subspace field around Type 18 shuttlepod

A subspace field around a Type 18 shuttlepod

In mid-2371, Benjamin Sisko and Kira Nerys used one of the USS Defiant's shuttlepods to generate a subspace field around comet fragments travelling through the Bajoran wormhole to prevent silithium from the comet from reacting with the wormhole.

Starfleet shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet named classes AeroshuttleArgoDanube classEpoch classFlyer classGreyhound classMcCallMercury (warpshuttle)Pulsar classSphinx classTesla classValkyrie classVenture classWaveriderWraith classZhang SuiZodiac class (warp shuttle) alphanumeric designations 2FGGHR10S3S4S5S6S7S10S11S12S20SC22SW7SW21I Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
type designations type-1type-4type-t4type-5type-6type-7type-8type-9type-9Atype-10type-11type-15type-16type-18type 18H
Federation, Starfleet
(alternate reality)
military shuttlepassenger shuttleStarfleet shuttle (2230s) Ufp-emblem 2250s alt cmd badge
others Mark IICaptain's skiffCaptain's yachtunnamed Federation shuttlecraft classes

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