Type 18 class Shuttle
|Expected Duration:||15 years|
|Resupply Interval:||0 years|
|Refit Interval:||1 year|
|Cruising Speed:||Warp 1|
|Maximum Speed:||Warp 2|
|Emergency Speed:||Warp 2.5 (for 4 hours)|
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The Type-18 Shuttlepod is a Starfleet shuttlepod actively serving aboard Federation starships and installations during the latter half of the twenty-fourth century.
Like the Type 10-class Shuttle, the Type-18 shuttlepod was first developed alongside and for use aboard the Defiant-class escort. Compared to the Type-15 and Type-16 shuttlepods, the Type-18 is designed to handle more vigorous assignments and function in battle situations.
The Type-18 is suitable for a variety of roles including starship escape, planetary surface operations, and ship-to-ship transfers. The craft is equipped with limited phaser armaments but can be modified to mount a number of small weapons systems. Like the Type-10, the Type-18 features truncated, armored nacelle pods.