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General purpose interstellar craft
Unit Run
Approx. 380 since 2374. 275 remain in service, the remainder having been lost to various causes.
2374 - present
Length : 24.4 m
Beam : 13.8 m
Height : 5 m
Decks : 1
140 metric tons
1 or more crew. 25 person evacuation limit for short duration flights
4 x Type IV phasers, total output 500 TeraWatts
2 x Micro-photon torpedo tube + 24 torpedoes
Up to 4 full size photon or quantum torpedoes can be carried
Defence Systems
Shield system, total capacity 27,000 TeraJoules
Light Duranium/Tritanium single hull.
Low level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG Scale)
Normal Cruise : Warp Factor 5
Maximum Cruise : Warp Factor 6
Maximum Rated : Warp Factor 8 for twelve hours
Strength Indices
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 10
Torpedo Firepower : 10 
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 25 
Shield Strength : 10
Hull Armour : 3.125
Speed : 536
Combat Manoeuvrability : 40,000
Overall Strength Index
Grade 1/2
Expected Hull Life
70 years
Refit Cycle
Minor : 6 months 
Standard : 2 years 
Major : 10 years

Notes : The Scout ship is intended to be a slightly smaller, lighter armed and considerably faster counterpart to the Danube class Runabouts. The design is less modular than that of the Danube - Starfleet wanted a vessel which would be easier to build and maintain. It is optimised for low level planetary surveys or scientific missions, but can act as a personnel or light cargo transport if needed. In a combat mission the scout can act as a heavy fighter/interceptor; it has the speed and weaponry to take on most fighters, although its size makes it less than idea in this role. Alternatively the Scout can launch hit and run attacks on smaller Starships with a fair chance of survival.

The Scout is of relatively conventional design; the cockpit is in the forward section, just above and behind the navigational deflector. The nacelles are semi-conformal to the body, a measure reminiscent of the Defiant design. There is a docking latch access on the underside which fits any standard adapter.

These craft have seen relatively limited service - in general most operators prefer the flexibility of the Danube class, and there has been comparatively little interest in the less capable competitor. One example of the type did serve with the operation to relocate the Ba'ku people.

Last updated : 2nd April 2000.
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