UNITED FEDERATION OF PLANETS: STARFLEET DIVISION
Standard Technical Specifications for the Danube-Class Runabout
Classification: General Purpose Interstellar Vessel
Development Project Started: 2363
Production Start Date: 2368
Production End Date: Still in Production
Current Status: In Service
Locations of Nova-Class Construction:
Current Starship Identification and Registration Numbers:
1.1 Mission Objectives
1.2 Design Statistics
1.3 General Overview
1.0 DANUBE-CLASS INTRODUCTION
1.1 MISSION OBJECTIVES
The Danube-Class Runabout was designed to complete four general mission types.
1.2 DESIGN STATISTICS
Width: 13.7 meters
Height: 5.4 meters
Mass: 158.7 metric tons
Number of Decks: 1 Total
1.3 GENERAL OVERVIEW
Requirement of a warp capable shuttlecraft was issued in the 2340s. The development of such a warp capable shuttle was to be capable of short and medium range missions and assignments. The original Type-10 runabouts were created, but soon we found to be limited in their size. The development of the Danube-Class runabouts began in 2363. They were first introduced in 2368. The Danube-Class runabouts feature a front cabin for four. The pilot, co-pilot/operations, and two mission specialists. There is also a two person transporter in the rear of the front cabin. Aft of the front cabin are the mission specific modules. Based on the nature of the modular design, the runabout can be converted to other mission-type specific requirements such as personnel transporter, cargo transporter, scientific expeditions, tactical assignments, prison transports, medical transports, etc. There is also an optional photon torpedo module on the top of the Danube-Class runabout.
The impulse engines are constructed from eight fusion reactors divided into two sets, space-time impulse drive coils, and vectored exhaust directors. The engines also include intake vents for atmosphere or interstellar travel. When maintenance is required, the impulse drive assembly can be removed.
The Danube-Class computer core, which measures 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.3 meters, is located under the cockpit. The core is a standard isolinear unit with 186 isolinear banks and 53 command pre-processors. Sub nodes are installed throughout the runabout and are connected to the core by standard optical data network relays.
APPENDIX A - BASIC TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Officers and Crew: 12-15
Evacuation Limit: 40
Overall Length: 23.1 meters
Overall Draft: 5.4 meters
Overall Beam: 13.7. meters
Cruise Speed: Warp 4
Maximum Velocity Warp 4.7 (for twelve hours)
Standard - 6 Type V
phaser arrays + 1 torpedo launcher (optional)
One standard 2-personnel
APPENDIX B - AUTHOR'S NOTES
Why didn't you mention each runabout was named after a river on Earth?
Although it is true the ones we have seen on DS9 were named after rivers on Earth, this may just be the preference of the station commander.
Does it use Bio-Neural Gelpaks?
No. The Danube-Class runabout is older than the Intrepid.
How many are there?
I have no idea. We have seen quite a few of them blown up on DS9.
APPENDIX C - CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
DANUBE-CLASS SPECIFICATIONS CREATED BY: Jon L.
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