Type: Training Craft (Uprated)
Unit Run 962 in service. 73 lost during the Dominion war.
Length: 11 m
Width: 10.5 m
Height: 3.6 m
Mass: 12,450 kg
Crew: Pilot, plus optional passenger.
Maximum Acceleration: 250 ms-2
Endurance: 2 hours 40 minutes at full thrust
Phasers: 1 x Type-III
Defence Systems : Light Duranium/Tritanium single hull, Shield system.
(total capacity 8,100 TeraJoules)
Strength Indices (Galaxy Class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower: 5
Torpedo Firepower: 0
Weapon Range & Accuracy: 25
Shield Strength: 0
Hull Armour: 1.3
Combat Manoeuvrability: 84,000
Overall Strength Index: 45
Diplomatic Capability No diplomatic function
Expected Lifetime: 28 years
Minor: 6 months
Standard: 1 year
Major: 4 years
This design is employed by Starfleet academy in order to train cadets in basic piloting and engineering skills. Starfleet requested a simple design which trainees could maintain themselves; hence the trainer has a simple fusion reactor system which is capable of producing up to 25 standard gees of acceleration; this is counteracted by an inertial damper field which leaves the cockpit in a weightless condition, there being no artificial gravity field. The trainer can hold an instructor in the tandem cockpit for early training flights, but cadets are expected to rapidly progress to solo flying and most missions are conducted with only the pilot.
The trainer is armed with a simple laser cannon in order to allow simulated combat to take place, but on most missions this craft will fly with that system completely deactivated. There is no ejector system, but an emergency transporter can beam the pilot to any nearby craft or facility in the event of an emergency. The reliability of these craft is such that this is rarely
Upgrades within the last two years have improved them somewhat, however they are rapidly falling behind the standard required in the field.