Delta Flyer class
|Expected Duration:||45 years|
|Resupply Interval:||0 years|
|Refit Interval:||5 years|
|Cruising Speed:||Warp 6|
|Maximum Speed:||Warp 7.2|
|Emergency Speed:||Warp 7.8 (for 12 hours)|
|[ Source ]|
The Delta Flyer-class is a Starfleet runabout actively serving aboard Federation starships and installations during the latter half of the twenty-fourth century.
The Delta Flyer was a unique Starfleet runabout constructed by the crew of the USS Voyager in the Delta Quadrant in 2375. The vessel was designed to handle environments that would be too hazardous for a standard shuttlecraft.
Conceived by Lieutenant Tom Paris, the Delta Flyer was a blend of Starfleet and Borg technology. It featured an ultra-aerodynamic hull, retractable warp nacelles, parametallic hull plating, unimatrix shielding, and a Borg-inspired weapons system including photonic missiles. The aft section included a hardpoint for custom-designed mission modules ranging from lab units to cargo pods. The Delta Flyer also carried at least three single-person escape pods.
The original Delta Flyer was destroyed by the Borg in 2376, but a replacement was constructed which operated aboard Voyager throughout the rest of its journey home.