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Medium fighter
Unit Run
Over 10,000; 3,350 currently in service with Starfleet. 1,840 were lost during the Dominion war.
2367 - present
Length : 18 m
Beam : 17.5 m 
Height : 5.82 m including wing droops, 3.1 m main cockpit fuselage
Decks : 1
27 tons
1 - 2, depending on type
1 x Type IV Phaser emitter, total output 1,000 TeraWatts maximum 
2 x Mini-photon torpedo launchers, 10 torpedoes carried
Up to six photon or quantum torpedoes can be carried under the wings
Some models carry pulse phaser cannon
Defence Systems
Shield system, total capacity 67,500 TeraJoules
Light Duranium/Tritanium single hull.
Low level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG Scale)
Normal Cruise : Warp Factor 4
Maximum Cruise : Warp Factor 4.5
Maximum Rated : Warp Factor 5.1
Strength Indices
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 20
Torpedo Firepower : 10
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 20
Shield Strength : 25
Hull Armour : 3.125
Speed : 120
Combat Manoeuvrability : 30,000
Overall Strength Index
Expected Hull Life
30 years
Refit Cycle
Minor : 1 year 
Standard : 3 years 
Major : 10 years

Notes : The Peregrine is a medium fighter/interceptor designed to assist in fleet actions by forcing the enemy to split their fire between as many targets as posible. The craft are designed primarily to operate at impulse or low warp speeds near to their home base, or from a suitable carrier vessel such as an Akira class. While they are capable of warp speeds, the Peregrine is not a true interstellar vessel. At its top cruise speed the ship takes over 58 hours to cross one light year and since it carries no facilities for crew rest or refreshment, pilot fatigue makes trips of even this duration difficult. Nevertheless, many operators have used these ships for limited interstellar missions - most especially the Maquis, who operated a small number of Peregrines during their campain against the Cardassians. Details of Maquis operating practices are uncertain, but it is known that they used Peregrines several times across interstellar ranges. Some have suggested that they used modified cargo vessels as makeshift carrier vessels, while others claim that Maquis Peregrines may have been fitted with stasis chambers to allow the crew to 'hibernate' during missions of several days. With the extermination of the Maquis by the Jem'Hadar, the answer to this riddle will probably remain unknown.

In design Peregrines are relatively conventional - there is a relatively large pair of impulse engines at the rear, flanked by the warp nacelles. The cockpit is in the forward section, with a micro torpedo launcher and a single phaser cannon in the nose. There are two cockpits available; the one person cockpit uses the rear space for extra equipment, while the two person model allows the workload to be split, so enhancing crew performance. Both types exist in several different models which are optimised for various roles and operating conditions.

The Peregrine has seen considerable service in the Dominion war, and has suffered heavy losses. Nevertheless, these ships continue to fulfil a vital role and production is continuing.

Last updated : 25th October 1999.
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