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The Type-9 shuttlecraft, was an auxiliary space vessel utilized by Starfleet for use as an embarked craft from starships.

This class was widely used during the 2360s by Starfleet Academy, and were often the cause of "class 2 claustrophobia" for the cadets who served aboard them, as they were, according to B'Elanna Torres, "fast, maneuverable, but not built for comfort." Tom Paris added that "they used to shoehorn half a dozen cadets into one of these things for weeks at a time," adding, "you did not want to be around when they opened up that airlock." (VOY episode: "Drone")

A type 9 shuttle had the top speed of warp 4. (VOY episode: "Resolutions")

However, in 2372, the crew of USS Voyager discovered a new form of dilithium that could remain stable at a much higher warp frequency, and modified the type 9 shuttle to achieve high-warp engine performance, reaching significantly past warp 9. (VOY episode: "Threshold")

Type 9 shuttles in Intrepid class hangar

Two type-9 shuttles in an Intrepid-class hangar

A type 9 shuttle's hull is made from a tritanium alloy. (VOY episode: "Threshold")

As with other Starfleet shuttles of the era, these shuttles were equipped with phasers, and can be retrofitted with photon torpedoes. (VOY episodes: "Dark Frontier", "Renaissance Man", "Bride of Chaotica!")

According to Tom Paris, the decision to construct the Delta Flyer was based on the fact that "type-9 shuttles just don't cut it in the Delta Quadrant." He added that "we've needed something bigger and better since we got here." (VOY episodes: "Drone", "Extreme Risk")

HistoryEdit

The Type-9 shuttlecraft had been introduced into service by the year 2371. It later became the standard shuttlecraft design incorporated into many starship classes, including the Intrepid-class and the Sovereign-class. (VOY episode: "Threshold", TNG - The Dominion War novels: Behind Enemy Lines, Tunnel Through the Stars)

List of type-9 shuttlesEdit

See alsoEdit

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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