Type 10 class Shuttle
|Expected Duration:||20 years|
|Resupply Interval:||0 years|
|Refit Interval:||2 years|
|Cruising Speed:||Warp 4.5|
|Maximum Speed:||Warp 5|
|Emergency Speed:||Warp 6 (for 6 hours)|
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The Type-10 Shuttle is a Starfleet shuttlecraft actively serving aboard Federation starships and installations during the latter half of the twenty-fourth century.
The Type-10 shuttlecraft was developed as an armored support craft for use aboard the Defiant-class escort, taking many of its design cues from its mother ship. The spaceframe is based on the established Type 6-class Shuttle design with armored and recessed engine pods modeled after the Defiant's own warp nacelles. The impulse drive is likewise a smaller version of the Defiant's. Defensive systems include phasers, micro-torpedo launchers, shields, and jamming devices. Onboard systems include a shortened version of the Danube-class runabout computer core with provisions for bio-neural gel pack peripherals and upgrades.
The prototype USS Defiant carried a single Type-10 shuttle housed in a bay built into decks three and four. It was released via launch doors in the base of the starship.