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The Class F shuttlecraft was the primary class of Federation shuttlecraft in operation in the mid 23rd century, entering service on reference stardate 1/88. This class is often referred to as the S-3, mark 12 or mark 12B shuttle, and also as the Galileo-model. (FASA RPG module: Star Fleet Intelligence Manual; ST references: Spaceflight Chronology, USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual; TOS novels: Prime Directive, Vulcan's Forge)

HistoryEdit

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The Class F shuttlecraft had become obsolete by the 2290s. However, the Federation mission on Obsidian had one of these old vessels, modified for use in that world's desert climate. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)

SpecificationsEdit

The Class F shuttle was equipped with engines that ran on a bulk fuel, stored in tanks and fed through lines into the engine assembly. This fuel mixture was of a particular composition, but the shuttle could be refueled from other energy sources by a sophisticated conversion process performed by an experienced engineer. In order to start the engines, the ship's battery system would provide an energy charge for ignition. Without sufficient energy, the battery would be unable to start the engine. (TOS episode & Star Trek 10 novelization: The Galileo Seven)

The fuel carried aboard a Class F shuttle was sufficient for a period of time at warp speed in deep space, although the craft was limited in range by fuel supply issues. A shuttle on a long trip might not have sufficient fuel to cross the distances of a starship, necessitating the calculation of return-trip fuel, so that the shuttle does not become stranded in space or travel beyond its capacity to maintain life support for crewmembers. (TOS episode & Star Trek 4 novelization: The Menagerie)

The Zodiac-class warp shuttle was a design offshoot of the F-class, with the main cabin of the F shuttle duplicated, but mounted on a large warp sled, without the small drive nacelle units present on the F craft. (TOS - Starfleet Academy novel: Cadet Kirk)

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Known craftEdit

Class F shuttlecraft
Federation, Starfleet NCC-1701/9NCC-6038/5NCC-K7ApolloBalboaBeanChristopherColumbusConrad (USS Enterprise) • Conrad (Starbase 11) • da Gamada VinciEinsteinEllisGalileo (2251)Galileo (2265-2267)Galileo (2267-2268)Galileo IIGuo ShoujingIcarusKepplerMasaoMcAuliffeMitriosNiagaraPicassoSimoneSutherland Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
BellarmineGalileo TerranEmpire

AppendicesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Starfleet shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet named classes AeroshuttleDanubeEpochFlyerGreyhoundMcCallMercury (warpshuttle)PulsarSphinxTeslaValkyrieVenture (scout)WaveriderWraithZodiac (warp shuttle) alphanumeric designations 2FGHR10S3S4S5S6S7S10S11S12S20SC22SW7SW21 Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
type designations type-1type-4type-6type-7type-8type-9type-9Atype-10type-11type-15type-16type-18ArgoZhang Sui
others mark IIcaptain's skiffcaptain's yachtAcademy trainer craftunnamed Federation shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
military shuttlepassenger shuttleStarfleet shuttle (2230s) Ufp-emblem 2250s alt cmd badge

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Decipher RPG module: Starships
  2. TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 ST reference: Spaceflight Chronology
  4. 4.0 4.1 ST reference: USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual

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