First seen in the Voyager episode "Parallax", the Type 8 is almost
identical in design to the Type 6 seen in TNG's "Darmok". Since I had already
tagged the Type 6 as being a modification of the Type 3 design seen in
ST V, it seemed logical that the Type 8 would be a completely modern successor.
This seems to be what the creators had in mind when they designed the Type
8. The idea of a special operations model of the Type 8 parallels the special
ops models of the type 6 and 7 mentioned in the TNG tech manual description
of those shuttles (page 161), but all the details are my own invention.
Last updated : 14th January 1999.
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